The Study Abroad Unit aims to include every foreseeable expense in the program budget. The 'Total Estimated Cost of Program' is a minimum estimate of what a student will spend during their time abroad, not necessarily what will be reflected on their Illinois State bill. This includes costs that you may incur independent of ISU such as passport, visa, airfare, toiletries, laundry and other personal expenses.
While we do our best to determine a precise cost for each program, the program budget is only an estimate. Some items may result in a slightly higher or lower cost at the time of your program due to variables out of our control, such as housing availability, host country immigration changes, or current currency exchange rates.
For Information on how to finance your program please visit the Financial Aid and College Illinois page.