Studying off-campus is a large financial commitment and understanding the full extent of the costs is an important part of the decision-making and planning process. As you prepare to study abroad, the Office of International Education provides you with the information and resources to begin planning your off-campus study experience.

Costs

The cost of studying off-campus varies greatly depending on program and provider. In addition to the cost of Bucknell tuition, there are several other costs associated with studying abroad, including: room, board, books, entertainment and extraneous travel and miscellaneous incidental costs. Please check the details of each program for an explanation of fees.

All Bucknell students who are studying off-campus will be responsible for paying the cost of Bucknell tuition for that semester, regardless of their chosen off-campus study program or provider. In addition to the cost of Bucknell tuition, students are also responsible for all non-tuition costs associated with their chosen program, such as books, application and deposit fees, travel, etc.

Off-campus “Bucknell Approved” Programs

  • Participation in a “Bucknell approved provider” program will require payment of all non-tuition fees directly to program providers. These fees may include: visa, passport, room, board, transportation, application fees, deposits, etc. Payment amounts and due dates for these fees are based solely on third party providers and they are not the responsibility of Bucknell University. Students studying in “Bucknell approved provider” programs will be granted a minimal “tuition credit” to assist in subsidizing non-tuition program fees. For some programs, tuition charges will be lower than Bucknell tuition. The differential amount remains at Bucknell and is applied to the same University costs that tuition always covers. It cannot be applied to non-tuition costs.
  • Any student who withdraws from a “Bucknell approved” program and does not return to the University in the same semester will be subject to the University’s refund policy as printed in the Course Catalog. Any unrecoverable tuition charges paid to the off-campus study program (check carefully the program’s tuition refund policy) will appear as a separate charge on the student account.
  • Any student who withdraws from a “Bucknell approved” program and returns to the University in the same semester will be charged separately for any unrecoverable tuition charges paid to the program (check carefully the program’s tuition refund policy), in addition to the Bucknell tuition. For non-tuition expenses, the specific program’s refund policy will apply. Please also be aware that financial aid cannot be increased to cover these unrecoverable charges.

Off-campus “Bucknell in” Programs

  • Additional costs associated with “Bucknell in” programs (Bucknell en France, Bucknell en España, Bucknell in London, Bucknell in Athens, Bucknell in Ghana, Bucknell in DC) vary, based upon program and location. Additional fees may include: visa, passport, transportation, room, board, etc. Students participating in these programs will pay fees directly to Bucknell University, based on the University scheduled due dates.
  • Any student who withdraws from a “Bucknell in” program and does not return to the University in the same semester will be subject to the University’s refund policy as printed in the Course Catalog. Because the Bucknell in programs include airfare, excursions, and other program-related expenses, unrecoverable costs for these additional expenses will be the responsibility of the student and will appear as a separate charge on the student account.
  • Any student who withdraws from a “Bucknell in” program and returns to the University in the same semester will be charged separately for the unrecoverable costs of the program, in addition to the Bucknell tuition. Please also be aware that financial aid cannot be increased to cover these unrecoverable charges.

For questions regarding the financial policies of off-campus study, please contact the Office of Global & Off-campus Education by calling 570.577.3796 or via e-mail at globaled@bucknell.edu.

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