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Consider Scholarships and Financial Aid

The cost of study abroad varies by program.  In some cases, it costs less to study abroad for a semester than it would to live in Manhattan and take a full course load.  In other cases, the cost of living abroad may be more expensive than staying on campus.

There are many options for funding your study abroad experience including scholarships and Federal financial aid. Please see our Scholarships page for more information about the Office of International Programs scholarships as well as other University and National scholarship. For more information about eligible programs and how to receive aid, please follow the Financial Aid page for more information.

Compare a Semester at K-State to a Semester Studying Abroad

Individual program costs vary based on a variety of factors, such as program type, hours of credit, length of program, number of excursions or other group activities, and location. Study abroad program costs may look daunting at first, but they are taking into account all school and living related costs for a whole semester. Here is a comparison to going to school full time and living in Manhattan to some of our programs:

Estimated Costs for One Semester at K-State (2012-2013)*

Tuition and Fees 
Tuition (15 hours) 
Kansas Resident ($243.90 per credit hour)$3,659
Out-of-State Resident ($647.20 per credit hour)$9,709
Privilege Fee$365
20-Meal per Week Plan$3,725
Additional Costs 
Books and Supplies$550
Miscellaneous/Living Expenses$1,900
Kansas Resident$10,199
Out-of-State Resident$16,249
 *Estimated costs provided by the K-State Office of Admissions  
Estimated Costs for Select Semester-Long Programs through K-State Study Abroad (2012-2013)* 
Santa Maria, Brazil (Federal University of Santa Maria, Exchange Program)              $7,834
Prague, Czech Republic (Central European Studies Program, Direct Enroll)$8,900
Cusco, Peru (University of Salamanca, ISA Provider Program)              $9,675

*Estimated costs include tuition, fees, room, board, airfare, passport, visa, and living expenses