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Financial Planning for International Studies

Financial Planning

For JBU's fall Irish Studies semester, your fees and financial aid package remains the same and work study is available.  Students are encouraged to plan for an extra $1500 total for the student flight, book rental, and off-campus semester fee.  All other fees remain the same as an on-campus traditional undergraduate JBU student.    

The amount of JBU’s institutional aid applicable to all other study abroad programs varies.  Outside aid such as Pell Grants, loans, and non-JBU scholarships apply to all approved semester programs. 

JBU institutional aid (JBU scholarships) are awarded by the International Programs Committee to 20 JBU students per year who have given alert as required.  The award for each student is based upon academic degree need, CUM GPA, and number of participants for the term.

  • Up to 75% of JBU institutional aid

Seville (Spanish majors only)

CCCU international Middle East  or Oxford (Honors students only)

Living & Learning, Ecuador

Lithuania International LCC

King's College Journalism

Uganda Christian University

  • Up to 50% of JBU institutional aid

CCCU domestic programs Nashville Contemporary Music Center or Washington DC American Studies


Handong Global University in South Korea has an exchange agreement with John Brown University for two JBU students to participate per term.  



If you plan to study off-campus for a semester with a non-JBU program, you must email Melissa Stevenson  by February 15th for fall semester award or October 15th for the spring semester award in order to apply JBU institutional aid toward your fees.

You will be billed a $200 off-campus semester fee as well as the program cost and pay through your JBU Student Account on Eaglenet. For specific program applications and some payment schedules please see this page.

Gilman Scholarship 

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.