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Exchange Program Policies

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A semester or year abroad shouldn’t cost much more than living on campus at Clarkson. If you attend one of our partners, you will:  

  1.  Continue to pay tuition to Clarkson University  
  2. You will pay room and board to the partner university or university affiliated housing (this amount varies by location and type of accommodations available).
  • Other Expenses - To get a realistic estimate of total costs, you should budget for additional expenses related to studying abroad:
    • passport or visa fees (vary by country)
    • arrival and departure airfare
    • food and entertainment
    • travel within the country or region 
  • Financial Aid Policies - If you receive financial aid at Clarkson, you will continue to receive aid when studying abroad at an exchange partner university. The award will first be applied to your Clarkson tuition, and anything left over will be dispersed to you to help pay for room and board abroad. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more about the process.
  • Partner Program Policies - Please be sure that any expenses you incur with our exchange partners, such as fees for housing, trips, meal plans, etc. are paid in full.  If you do have an outstanding balance with them they will not send your academic transcript to us.  This will delay your credits to be delayed and can cause problems for you when enrolling in future classes.