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Education Abroad

Funding Options

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The cost of studying abroad varies depending on the program. There are programs that are cheaper than studying at VCU for a semester and programs that are financially comparable to studying on the VCU campus for a term. Federal financial aid, institutional scholarships and more can be used to pay for your study abroad program.

If you have any questions about paying for study abroad, please do not hesitate to contact our office at or (804) 827-7882. Our office is committed to ensuring that finances do not prevent students from considering international opportunities.

This portion of the website gives detailed information on financing options for study abroad. You may also find this guide from Diversity Abroad helpful for tips on making study abroad affordable.

Note: Study abroad students who receive the deans, provost, or presidential scholarships must notify Ms. Cynthia LeSueur, through email at, prior to their departure. Notifying Ms. LeSueur prior to departure will ensure the timely disbursement of institutional scholarships.

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