Costs and Scholarships
PROGRAM COSTStudy Abroad works in a similar fashion to your regular tuition. Students are charged tuition, room and board, additional fees, all to your student account. Each program will have a unique cost listed. Once you have narrowed down your program choice, you will find the cost listed in the brochure.
There may be additional costs to keep in mind: airfare is typically not included in most program costs; additional travel; cost of a passport (do you have your's yet?), some programs have meals included, others do not; etc. Refer to the program brochure for specific cost information.
Augsburg students, once you have chosen a program, your Global Gateway profile will create a "Cost Estimate" form for you to view a breakdown of costs in the program you have chosen.
Augsburg Global SitesYou can view up to date cost estimates by finding the program brochure, find the section labeled "Cost Estimate" and click on the term of interest. A cost estimate form will appear with tuition, housing, meals, and expected personal expenses.
Scholarships Specific to Augsburg CGEE Global Campus Programs
The Mary Witt Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 in memory of Mary Witt, who was killed in a car accident several months after participating in a CGEE short-term program. It is named in her honor because of her inspiring commitment to a more inclusive, just,, and peaceful world. The money in this small fund enhances opportunities for persons lacking sufficient personal resources, especially persons of color, to participate in CGEE customized/short-term programs.
Students of Color Endowed Scholarship
The Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide encouragement and financial assistance to a student of any class who is involved in a CGEE study abroad program (any length or type); and is affiliated with the American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Pan Afrikan or Pan Asian support programs at Augsburg College, affiliated with another ELCA college, or affiliated with another college in Minnesota. The award is based upon financial need.
Yackel Endowed Scholarship
The Yackel Endowed Scholarship was established out of the Donor's commitment to social justice and reverse mission work, and mission to educate people for service to the world. This scholarship fund provides encouragement and financial assistance to a student of any class who demonstrates financial need and who is involved in a Center for Global Education & Experience short-term program, or summer program, or semester academic program.
Diversity and Need-Based*
The Diversity Scholarship is for students who have not traditionally been represented in study abroad, specifically ethnic minority and LGBT students. Awards cover up to $6,000 off the cost of a semester program abroad. The Need-Based Scholarship is available for students with demonstrated financial need. Awards cover up to $2,000 of the cost of a semester program abroad.
*Where's the application? There is no separate application to apply for these scholarships. All applicants to a CGEE semester program at the global sites are automatically considered for these upon receiving the financial aid notification form. You will see this in your application to one of the eligible programs.
Automatic Discounts to Augsburg CGEE Global Campus Programs
For: Augsburg students participating on a semester or summer program with CGEE to one of our global sites (Mexico, Central America, or Southern Africa)
All Augsburg students will receive an automatic tuition discount of $1,000 on the Augsburg Global Campus semester programs.
For: Augsburg and non-Augsburg students participating on their second semester or summer program with CGEE to one of our global sites (Mexico, Central America, or Southern Africa)
Automatic discount of 10% off a second semester program for students who combine two semester programs during their college career. There are no forms to submit for this discount.
For: Augsburg students participating in one or more Mexico summer sessions
Augsburg students participating in CGEE's summer program will receive an automatic $400 disocunt per session (up to $2,000 per summer)
For: Augsburg and non-Augsburg students participating on both a Mexico semester and summer program
Students who participate in a full semester program in Mexico will receive a 10% discount off a summer session (before or after the semester program). There are no forms to submit for this discount.
PJSA Member Discount
For: Students whose home school is a member of the Peace and Justice Studies Association; participating on a semester or summer program with CGEE to one of our global sites (Mexico, Central America, or Southern Africa)
Automatic award of $500 tuition discount. This discount cannot be applied to the Social Work in a Latin American Context program. Students who qualify must submit a PJSA Membership Confirmation Form to receive the aid.
Scholarships for Non-Augsburg CGEE Global Campus Programs (External Scholarships and Search Engines)
Diversity Abroad was founded to ensure that all students are aware and have equal access to study and travel abroad opportunities. The mission of Diversity Abroad is to increase minority students’ participation in study and travel abroad programs.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship – The U.S. government administers the National Security Education Program (NSEP) scholarships for undergraduates who will specifically pursue the study of languages and cultures currently under-represented in study abroad, especially those critical to the U.S. national security.
Vincent L Hawkins Foundation for Peace and Justice – The goal of the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship is to encourage students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives. Hawkinson Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students who are a resident of or currently attending school in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota or Wisconsin
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) offers scholarships to students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA applying for a program that is at least four weeks (30 days) in country/countries. Preference given to students who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including
First-generation college students,
Students with disabilities,
Military Veterans and
Non-traditional age students