Cost and Payments
The cost of participating in the Belgium program is comprised of two parts: a program fee ($8,500) and tuition ($525/credit hour for the 2013-14 academic year). In addition to a $300 deposit submitted with your application, payments toward the program fee are scheduled throughout the semester before you study abroad. Mark the following payment deadlines on your calendar:
Belgium Fall 2013: Belgium Spring 2014: - October 7 — $1,200
- February 8 — $1,200
- March 15 — $1,250
- May 3 — $1,500
- July 12 — remaining balance ($4,250)
- November 4 — $1,250
- December 2 — $1,500
- January 22 — remaining balance ($4,250)
The deposit and all payments may be paid with cash, check, or credit card at the Business Office in Loyd Auditorium. The final payment (the remaining program fee balance and tuition charges) will be billed to your student account and may be paid online at my.fhu.edu.
All students who plan to participate in an FHU Abroad program are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the application that all students must submit 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 the cost of full tuition; other scholarships are handled on a case-by-case basis.
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 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.