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Financial Aid Portability and Charges & Payments

Creighton offers many different types of study abroad programs so that you may choose the option that is most affordable to you and your family. On some programs, both your institutional aid and federal financial will apply, while on other programs only your federal financial aid will apply. If you are interested in a program for which your institutional aid does not apply, it is important to keep in mind that some of these programs may have lower baseline prices, so losing your institutional aid may not necessarily translate to paying a higher price to study abroad.

Federal Financial Aid
Students eligible to receive federal financial aid (grants and loans) may only continue to receive those funds while participating in approved study abroad programs abroad during the fall semester, spring, semester and academic year.  Work study is not applicable to study abroad experiences.  Students must consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility.

Outside Scholarships
Students who are eligible to receive state or other financial aid may also be eligible to receive those funds while participating in approved study abroad programs.  Students must consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility. 

Portability of Creighton Merit Scholarships and Grants
Eligible students selected to participate in Creighton?s Service-Learning Program Abroad, Faculty-Led Programs Abroad, Affiliate Programs, Bilateral Exchange Programs, or Multilateral Exchange Programs may continue to receive merit scholarships and grants awarded by Creighton University while studying abroad.  Students must consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility.


Below, you will find detailed information about financial aid portability and charges & payments for the different study abroad opportunities available to Creighton students:

Creighton's Service-Learning Program, "Encuentro Dominicano"
Participants will pay Creighton's tuition, room, board, and fees directly to Creighton and receive the equivalent in the Dominican Republic. If eligible, institutional aid, federal financial aid, Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange (FACHEX) are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (purchased through OIP).

Faculty-Led Summer Programs Abroad (Multiple Countries)
Participants of FLPA programs will pay all program fees directly to Creighton. If eligible, federal financial aid is portable. Because these are summer travel courses, students must check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific information and eligibility. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (included in program fees). Institutional aid, Tuition Remission, and Tuition Exchange (FACHEX) are not portable for FLPA programs.

Affiliate Program, "University of Limerick" (Ireland)
Participants will pay tuition, room, and fees directly to Creighton and receive the equivalent at the University of Limerick. Students will be responsible for meals, an accommodation deposit (approx. $300), and all traveling expenses. If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. However, once the Creighton aid is subtracted from Limerick?s total bill, there must be at least $3,000 that is paid by federal aid or out of pocket. Tuition Remission and FACHEX Tuition Exchange may be portable, but are subject to the $3,000 clause as stated above. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (purchased through OIP).

Affiliate Program, "University of Glasgow" (Scotland, UK)
Participants will pay tuition and fees directly to Creighton and receive the equivalent at the University of Glasgow. Students will be responsible for room and board fees (paid to Glasgow), and all traveling expenses. If eligible, institutional aid and federal aid are portable. However, once the Creighton aid is subtracted from Glasgow's total bill, there must be at least $3,000 that is paid by federal financial aid or out of pocket. Tuition Remission and FACHEX Tuition Exchange may be portable, but are subject to the $3,000 clause as stated above. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (purchased through OIP). 

Bilateral Exchange, "Sophia University" (Japan)
Participants will pay tuition and fees directly to Creighton University and receive the equivalent at Sophia University. Students will be responsible for all room and board fees (paid directly to Sophia University), and any traveling expenses. If eligible, institutional aid, federal financial aid, Tuition Remission, and Tuition Exchange (FACHEX) are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (purchased through OIP).

Bilateral Exchange, "Sogang University" (South Korea)
Participants will pay tuition and fees directly to Creighton University and receive the equivalent at Sogang University. Students will be responsible for all room and board fees (paid directly to Sogang University), and any traveling expenses. If eligible, institutional aid, federal financial aid, Tuition Remission, and Tuition Exchange (FACHEX) are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase Creighton's insurance for international activity (purchased through OIP).

Multilateral Exchange, "ISEP-Exchange" (Multiple Countries)
Participants will pay tuition, room, board, and fees directly to Creighton University and receive the equivalent at their ISEP host institution. Participants will also be responsible for an ISEP application fee (approx. $375) at the time of application. If eligible, institutional aid, federal financial aid, Tuition Remission, and FACHEX Tuition Exchange are portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Participants are also required to purchase ISEP's insurance for international activity.

Partner Programs, (Multiple Countries)
Participants will pay all fees directly to the program. If eligible, federal financial aid is portable. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Institutional aid, tuition remission, and tuition exchange are not portable for Partner Programs. Students taking online Creighton courses while abroad, will be required to pay a 'per-credit' fee for the online Creighton courses.

Associate Programs, (Multiple Countries)
Participants will pay all fees directly to the program. If eligible, federal financial aid is portable. Institutional aid, tuition remission, and tuition exchange are not portable for Associate Programs. Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. Creighton academic scholarships will be forfeited for the semester(s) that you are abroad; it will NOT be added to a 9th semester if it takes you longer to graduate. Students taking online Creighton courses while abroad will be required to pay a 'per-credit' fee to Creighton for the online Creighton courses.