Cost and Payment
The cost of participating in the FHU Abroad program in Belgium is comprised of two parts:
- Belgium program charge - $8,500 (for the 2014-15 academic year)
- Comprehensive charge - $550/hour (for the 2014-15 academic year)
Deposits toward the program fee are scheduled through the semester prior to studying abroad. These deposits include a $300 payment submitted upon application and three additional payments. Mark the following deposit deadlines on your calendar:
Belgium Spring 2015 deposits:
- October 6, 2014 — $1,200
- November 3, 2014 — $1,250
- December 1, 2014 — $1,500
Belgium Fall 2015 deposits:
- March 9, 2015 — $1,200
- April 6, 2015 — $1,250
- May 4, 2015 — $1,500
All deposits may be paid with cash, check, or credit card at the Business Office in Loyd Auditorium. The final payment (the comprehensive charge and the remaining balance of the program charge) will be billed to your student account and may be paid online at my.fhu.edu.
All students who plan to participate in any FHU Abroad study abroad program are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be submitted in order to receive federal financial aid.
Any grants and loans that you would normally be eligible for while on campus at FHU can still be used for your study abroad expenses. Academic scholarships and discounts you receive from FHU can also still apply up to $480/credit hour; some scholarships are handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards to Federal Pell Grant recipients who plan to study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program awards 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 every year. The FHU Abroad Office is willing to assist students who would like to apply for the Gilman Scholarship at the beginning of the semester before they study abroad.
For more information about financing your FHU Abroad program, schedule an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss your study abroad plans. In some instances you may qualify for additional financial aid funds because your study abroad expenses will exceed the amount you would normally incur as a student at FHU.