Before your son or daughter leaves for their study abroad program, there are a number of things required of them. In this circumstance, it is important to denote the difference between short-term and long-term study abroad programs, which have different pre-departure requirements. By the time they have been admitted to their respective program, your son or daughter should have a clear idea of what pre-departure requirements are needed to participate in their study abroad program. The specific programmatic requirements are listed within our short-term or long-term study abroad handbooks, which are posted on the Belmont Abroad website.
Payment of Fees
Before your son or daughter participates in his or her study abroad program, it is imperative that you know the payment process and Belmont University’s policies on payment of tuition and/or fees and participation in study abroad. To see payment due dates for each semester (fall, spring, and maymester/summer), please consult the Student Financial Services website.
Because program directors create their own respective itineraries, each program will have different costs, which will be posted on the Belmont invoice the semester prior to the program. All tuition and program fees must be paid to Belmont before the program begins. Any student who has not paid their tuition and program fees will be subject to removal from that program.
Billing for long-term programs will be different based on the type of program your son or daughter participates in. In every case, students on long-term study abroad programs will be billed Belmont semester tuition, just as they would any other semester. Students participating in direct enroll programs or programs through affiliate providers will also be charged a $3,000 program fee by Belmont. However, if the price of the program is greater than the sum of Belmont tuition and the program fee, the study abroad provider will bill the student separately. Students participating in exchange programs will not be charged the program fee due to an arrangement between Belmont and their host university, but any housing costs a student incurs will be paid directly to the host university.
There are ways for students to use their scholarships or other financial aid to help pay for some of the cost of their respective study abroad programs, and students can apply for further aid or outside scholarships to further help defer the cost of studying abroad. For more information about this or other financial concerns, please email Katie Ashley, the study abroad contact in the office of Student Financial Services.