paris photo
I remember my first day of my flute lessons at the Schola Cantorum vividly. I was still adjusting to my new lifestyle in Paris and then I had new repertoire to learn right off the bat. What a way to be thrown in!
– Melissa Saternus
Bradley University

financial aid

Our programs range in cost and students are able to use varying amounts of their financial aid package, depending on the policy of his or her home institution. Therefore, the real cost of your study abroad program is determined by your home institution and how much of your existing financial aid you are allowed to use for study abroad. We encourage you to meet with a financial aid officer at your home institution to determine your financial situation.

Ask these questions:

  • How much of my financial aid will apply to study abroad?
    • Federal
    • State
    • Institutional
  • Will my scholarships apply to study abroad?
  • Are there additional loans that I can apply for?

Please see our billing section to learn how to pay for a Central College Abroad program.

Apply, apply, apply — for additional scholarships. We are proud to offer scholarships to Central College students and students from our list of cooperating institutions. Additional scholarships are available for all students. See scholarships.

Please see the dates and fees section of each program page to learn what is included in the program cost.


Central College Abroad programs offer value added features that you won’t find with other student abroad programs such as:

  • Resident director
  • Extensive on-site orientation
  • Safe and comfortable accommodation
  • Guided cultural excursions
  • Personalized tutoring
  • Service-learning
  • Internships

These make for a richer study abroad experience; and the academic and cultural experiences, including internships and service-learning, are sought-after experiences in the workplace.