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Finances

Financing your study abroad experience is an important component in the planning process. In comparing programs, take care to note the cost of the program as well as any expenses that are not included. You may discover programs that are less expensive than attending Rice, and conversely you may discover programs that are more expensive than Rice. Prices are influenced by the type of program, location, duration, cost of living, local economies, excursions, and more.

Rice is committed to assisting students participating in an international education experience. As a full-time study abroad student participating in a Rice-approved semester or full year study abroad program through the Rice Study Abroad Office, you are eligible to utilize your financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to pay for the program. For summer programs, Rice financial aid may not be utilized, but there are opportunities for federal or private loans.

Rice University, the Study Abroad Office, program providers, and external organizations also offer scholarship opportunities for all terms - semester, full academic and summer.

Review this section to learn about important financial considerations, scholarship opportunities, budgeting tips, and more.