All students participating in MC off campus programs pay MC full tuition and applicable
program fee. Expenses covered by the program fee vary. For current information about
program fees and provisions, please see the “MC Charges and Program Fees” sheet
for the specific program.
Short trips, such as those during breaks, are budgeted in a variety of ways and
expenses included in the price will be detailed in the trip flyer/announcement.
Costs Not Covered
- Passport (including the cost of passport pictures and a filing fee) and student
VISA (if needed).
- Recommended or required immunizations.
- Physical examination (if required).
- All accommodations, meals, travel and incidentals during breaks.
- Baggage fees and flight insurance.
- Personal expenditures.
- Specific items as indicated separately for each program.
Financial Aid Available
Monmouth College students participating in MC off campus programs are eligible to
retain the financial aid they would receive while studying on campus, with the exception
of work study. Student work is not available while a student is participating in
an off campus program.
Students with questions about their financial aid during an off campus study semester
should contact the Financial Aid Office. It is important to work with the MC Financial
Aid Office to achieve the best possible financing for your off campus program.
Some program-specific scholarships are available. Please check the website or materials
provided by your specific program for these options. Application deadlines and scholarship
requirements vary, so it is important to explore scholarship opportunities early.
The following general terms apply:
- A $200 deposit is due to Monmouth College within one month after approval for off campus
study. This deposit will be applied as a credit to the student account at the beginning
of the off campus semester. The deposit will be refunded if the student is not accepted
into the program. Once the student is accepted into an off campus program, the deposit
is not refundable.
- An additional deposit may be required to be paid directly to the off campus program.
Please review the materials provided by the program for amount and payment details.
- If there is an out of pocket balance due to Monmouth College for the off campus
student semester, payment must be made or a payment plan in place two weeks prior
to the first day of MC classes for the semester. This balance will be on the July
invoice for fall semester or the December invoice for spring semester.
Students wishing to withdraw from off campus study after approval of their application
must notify the Off Campus Study Office in writing.
Program fees, housing fees and all other fees will be refunded in accordance
with refunds made by the host institution. Any special travel arrangements or incidental
costs due to a program cancellation will be at the student’s expense.
Students who withdraw from both the off campus program and the College are subject
to the above fees plus any applicable MC charges.
Termination from the Program
Prior to departure, if a student is terminated from the program by Monmouth College
as a result of disciplinary or behavioral problems, fees will be assessed as necessary
and will vary depending on the program and date of termination.
After the program has begun, no refunds will be made to students who are terminated
from the program as a result of disciplinary or behavioral problems.
Students should be aware that participation in an off campus program involves certain
elements of risk which are beyond the control of the program staff or Monmouth College.
Students who have been granted Monmouth College permission for off campus study
will not be allowed to begin a study-abroad program in a country for which a “Travel
Warning” has been issued by the U.S. Department of State. Should such a warning
come into effect prior to the beginning of a program, students will need to work
with the Off Campus Study Office to make alternative plans for their approved off campus
In cases where a “Travel Warning” is issued while a program is in progress, a decision
to withdraw students from the county may be made based on advice of the U.S. Department
of State. Monmouth College may require a student to return from an off campus program
at any time, regardless of whether its sponsor or host institution has officially
cancelled the program.