Funding + Financing

 Study abroad isn't cheap but it doesn't have to be cost prohibitive either.  The cost of studying abroad varies greatly depending the type and length of the program and the destination.  With the right information and advanced planning, most students can afford to study away.

Different types of programs - Trinity vs. Approved External 

Trinity students can choose from over 75 study away programs that have been vetted and approved by the college.  These study away programs fall into two categories: Trinity College programs and Approved External Programs.
The cost of the Trinity programs is in line with the comprehensive fee here in Hartford but with some modifications to some programs in regards to housing and meals.  Details on the Trinity program costs and what is included can be found on the respective program pages on this website. 
Students interested in studying on an  Approved External Program have the option to participate in the Homs School Petition Policy or to opt out. Please see this link to read about Home School Tuition. 

Consider your program destination and know what is included

With all of the study away options that Trinity College offers its students, costs can vary considerably.  Be sure you know exactly what is included in the cost of the program (meals, transportation, medical insurance, etc.).  In addition to the program costs, it is important to be aware of any additional costs such as travel to/from the program, visa fees and the cost of living at the program location. 

Financial aid and scholarships

The same federal and state aid, institutional scholarships, grants and loans that are available to students ​at Trinity can also contribute to funding their study away experience.  If students receive any financial assistance, they should consult with the financial aid office to learn more.  Students aid will apply to their study abroad program, as long as the program is approved by the college and the Office of Study Away.

Increase or decrease to Aid

Students who receive financial aid or scholarships to attend Trinity can apply that aid to their program abroad.  Each student’s financial aid package will be evaluated on the basis of his or her revised budget for the study away program (including round-trip transportation and personal expenses).  Schedule a meeting with the Financial Aid office to discuss your study away plans. 

Study Abroad Scholarships

Receiving an outside  scholarship may reduce the amount of loan needed,  can reduce the family contribution, or reduce the Trinity grant. There are numerous scholarships available that can be either need based, merit based, or for a particular program or for a specific country or language.
For a complete listing of undergraduate study abroad scholarships,  visit the website for the Institute for International Education (IIE) at

Billing information

Students studying on a Trinity Program will be billed by Trinity.

Students studying on an Approved External Program will be billed according to which payment option they choose. Please see this link​ to learn about Home School Tuition and the billing process