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Financing Off-Campus Study


To determine whether a given program is affordable, students should make certain to consider out-of-pocket expenses as well as the invoiced program fees. A comprehensive cost estimate for any given program on the Denison accepted list is available from the educational partner.

To promote off-campus study, Denison does not require students to pay its tuition or room/board fees during their term off-campus (except in the case of the Justus-Liebig-Universitat exchange). Denison presently charges a nominal administrative fee of $270 for a summer program, $845 for a semester program, and $915 for an academic year program to cover the administrative support associated with off-campus study.

Denison students may pursue one semester of off-campus study with institutional aid eligibility. While Denison does not provide institutional merit-based aid for off-campus study, institutional need-based aid is available for eligible students. A student’s eligibility is based on the estimated cost of participation for the proposed off-campus study program and the estimated family contribution from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal grants, state grants, and Federal loans are the initial sources for meeting financial need for eligible students.

If a student’s need is not fully met by those funding sources, limited Denison grant funding is available to assist in meeting a portion of remaining need. OCS also awards a significant number of substantial grants, funded by the educational partners, for students who have unmet need after the Denison financial packaging process.

To be eligible to apply institutional need-based aid to an off-campus study program, students must complete their FAFSA by the late-March deadline advertised by the Denison Office of Financial Aid. It is important to note that there are generally well fewer financial aid resources for summer study, and also that institutional financial aid does not apply to summer study except for the Great Opportunity (GO) program.

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