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Tuition and Financial Aid

The School for Field Studies (SFS) awards over $450,000 in need-based scholarships and grants each year, and about 90% of students who apply for SFS aid receive it. Study abroad would not be possible for most of these students without financial assistance. SFS greatly appreciates the support of our alumni and other generous donors who make this possible through their contributions to the SFS general grant fund and endowed scholarships.

SFS financial aid awards are need-based. Offers are usually a combination of scholarships, grants, and loans.


Application Instructions

The complete Financial Aid Application should be submitted along with the program application. Financial Aid Applications will be reviewed once you have been accepted to an SFS program and the non-refundable Program Commitment Deposit ($500 for semester programs, $250 for summer programs) has been paid.

SFS Financial Aid Application

PART I: To be completed and signed by the student.

PART II: To be completed by the home school financial aid office.

  • Meet with a financial aid office representative at your home institution to discuss your intent to study with SFS.
  • You must have a FAFSA on file with your home institution in order to be considered for SFS financial aid. Please contact your SFS Admissions Counselor for further instructions if you are an international student or not currently enrolled in a college/university.
  • Only your home institution office can tell you what types of aid may be applied to an SFS program and what you need to do in order to apply them.
  • Be sure to ask your study abroad office or financial aid office what additional financial aid resources might be available at your home institution to support study abroad. It is your responsibility to understand the requirements, deadlines, and additional offerings of your home institution regarding financial aid for study abroad.


Click here to learn more about SFS Scholarships, Grants, and Loans


Aid Application Review Schedule

Applications for SFS need-based financial aid are reviewed in batches twice per month, starting on the dates listed below (check which applies to your session). Early submissions are encouraged as aid is subject to the availability of funds.

SFS Summer Programs: Review begins February 1st

SFS Fall Programs: Review begins April 1st

SFS Spring Programs: Review begins September 1st


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SFS financial aid resources are subject to the availability of funds.