Cost of Studying Abroad

Semester and Yearlong Programs

The cost of a semester or year abroad varies based on program fees, location and each student's individual financial aid package. Salve Regina uses a Home School Tuition Policy for semester and academic year programs. This means that students pay regular tuition directly to Salve Regina, but pay all other fees such as housing, meals, etc. directly to the program. These other fees vary by program, location and length of study.

Study Abroad Fee

All students participating in semester or yearlong programs are assessed a one-time fee of $550. Salve Regina waives this fee for students participating in a recognized exchange program. Students will be invoiced in the same billing cycle as the study abroad semester or academic year.

With this fee, students:

  • Maintain their status as full-time enrolled students at Salve Regina
  • Retain course registration priority
  • Have access, while abroad, to My Salve, the McKillop Library catalog and subject databases, and their Salve Regina email account
  • Have access, while abroad, to the services of the Office of International Programs, their primary adviser, the dean of arts and sciences, the dean of professional studies and the dean of students
  • Receive faculty review, articulation and approval of courses taken abroad, the processing of academic credit earned abroad, and the posting of all credit and grades earned on their Salve Regina transcript by the Office of the Registrar
  • Acknowledge course grades will be calculated into their cumulative GPAs
  • Are provided with academic oversight of programs and periodic on-site evaluation visits by the Office of International Programs and Salve Regina faculty

Tuition and the study abroad fee will be billed by, and paid to, Salve Regina. All other program expenses (non-tuition fees) will be invoiced by and paid directly to the program provider or host institution.

Short-Term Programs

Short-term study abroad students are those who have been approved by the Office of International Programs to participate in a credit-bearing, faculty-led winter, spring break or summer program, or those who are participating in a non-Salve Regina credit- or non-credit-bearing winter, spring break or summer program.

Program Fee

Salve Regina's short-term study abroad programs charge a program fee. The fact sheet for each program outlines what is covered in the program fee as well as estimated additional expenses. All students participating in a credit-bearing, faculty-led winter, spring break or summer study abroad program pay the program fee directly to Salve Regina.

With this fee, students:

  • Have access, while abroad, to the services and assistance of the Office of International Programs
  • Are provided with oversight of their short-term program by the Office of International Programs and Salve Regina faculty, where applicable
  • Have access, while abroad, to My Salve, the McKillop Library catalog and subject databases, as well as their Salve Regina email account
  • Receive faculty review, articulation and approval of courses taken abroad, the processing of academic credit earned abroad, and the posting of credit earned on their Salve Regina transcript by the Office of the Registrar

Students on non-Salve Regina short-term programs:

  • Have limited access, while abroad, to the services and assistance of the Office of International Programs
  • Receive faculty review, articulation and approval of courses taken abroad and the processing of academic credit earned abroad by filling out the Transfer Credit Approval Form
  • Have a "P" or "F" (for pass/fail credit) posted to their transcript by the Office of the Registrar

Financial Aid

All eligible federal and state grants and loans can be applied to semester and yearlong programs. Institutional aid is also applicable for the duration of your semester or yearlong program (Salve Regina grant recipient funding subject to off-campus deductions). Federal and state grants and loans, as well as institutional aid, cannot be applied to short-term study abroad programs.

For specific questions regarding your aid package, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (401) 341-2901 or visit their website.