Plan ahead!

Costs & Funding for Study Abroad

Financial considerations

Determine exactly what posted fees cover.  Usually, studies trip fees cover:

  • Tuition, room & board
  • Textbooks
  • Selected excursions

The following costs are not provided by most programs:

  • Passport and visas
  • Immunizations
  • Airfare
  • Health and travel insurance
  • Holidays and personal expenditures


You will be billed for the cost of the program through the John Brown University Cashier’s Office and pay through your Student Account page on Eaglenet. Please note that all non-JBU semester programs must be paid in full by August 5 for fall term and January 5 for spring term. The Irish Studies semester allows enrolling in a monthly payment plan. For specific payment plans and procedures, please see individual program applications found on this page.

Making a payment:  University Cashier,, 479.524.7120

Amounts billed:  Student Financial Services,,  479.524.7398

Financial Aid: Director of Financial Aid,, 479.524.7427

Personal Spending & Travel Expenses

Additional costs—personal spending money and food / travel expenses—will probably be quite different than what you have budgeted for at JBU. Three factors influence the amount you will need to budget for these additional costs: the provisions made by your chosen studies program, your own spending habits, and the cost of the host country.

Outside Scholarships

  • Gilman Scholarship This scholarship is for Pell Grant recipients only.  Recipients are alerted close to departure dates so this grant is great as a bonus but award should not be assumed in one's financial planning.

JBU Financial Aid

The amount of JBU’s institutional financial aid applicable to study abroad programs varies. For the fall Irish Studies semester, your financial package will remain the same.  Outside aid such as Pell Grants, loans, and non-JBU scholarships apply to all approved semester programs. Check the list below to see how much JBU institutional aid is applicable to the program you are interested in.

Any student wanting JBU institutional aid must contact Mindi Stevenson regarding participation by February 15th for the fall semester or October 15th for the spring semester to receive aid.

Workstudy: Workstudy and outside employment positions are not available to students studying internationally except those who chose to join the Irish Studies semester. 

The following amounts are provided as guidelines and are awarded officially to JBU students who have given alert as required.  The award for each student is based upon need, CUM GPA, seniority, and number of participants for the term.

Maximum award of JBU-specific institutional aid:

  • 100% of JBU financial aid
    • JBU's fall semester Irish Studies 
    • Seville semester (Spanish majors only)
    • LASP Costa Rica (Spanish majors only)
  • Up to 75% of JBU financial aid
    • CCCU international programs
    • Lithuania Christian College
    • Ecuador:  Living and Learning
    • Belize Creation Care
  • Up to 50% of JBU financial aid
    • CCCU domestic programs
      • Nashville Music Center
      • LA Film Center
      • Washington American Studies
      • King's College Journalism
  • Handong Global University has an exchange agreement with John Brown University.  For further details on financial considerations, please contact the Director of Financial Aid, David Burney,


For more information, contact:
Melissa Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University