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Financial Aid during Study Away

Students participating in Vassar-approved study away programs (both Vassar-sponsored and non-Vassar-sponsored, international or domestic) are eligible to receive financial aid (see below for listing of approved programs). The amount of aid is determined using the same family contribution that would be used if the student remained on campus and an expense budget that reflects the necessary costs of the program. Because of the wide range of non-Vassar programs offered, the exact cost and determination of aid eligibility can vary considerably. However, the information given below is a summary of the special policies and procedures that are used to calculate a student's financial aid.

Vassar-sponsored programs include: Berlin Consortium for German Studies, Irish Internship Program, ECCO Program in Bologna, Vassar-Wesleyan Consortium in Spain, Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris, St. Petersburg, Russia, and London Media Studies.

Vassar-approved domestic study away programs include: 12 College Exchange and Connecticut College’s National Theater Institute, the Dual Degree Program at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering, and Williams College's Mystic Seaport Maritime.


Deadline for receipt of all financial aid application materials: May 1, 2021
Deadline for receipt of Fall/Full-year budget sheet for financing Study Abroad/Away: May 17, 2021
Deadline for receipt of Spring budget sheet for financing Study Abroad/Away: November 15, 2021

Students whose financial aid application material arrives after the deadline date may be subject to an additional loan penalty or the possibility of not being funded. Students who do not meet the deadline for submission of budget sheets will be reclassified as  full-time students for the term or terms originally approved for study away. Students/families unable to meet the financial aid application deadline due to a medical emergency or some other serious circumstance clearly beyond their control must contact the Office of Student Financial Services in writing or via e-mail and document these circumstances prior to the published deadline. In such cases the office will establish a new schedule for submission of necessary materials. Students unable to meet the budget sheet deadline need to contact the Student Financial Services Office.

Questions regarding financial aid may be directed to the office via e-mail,, by phone, or in person.

Questions regarding study abroad programs should be directed to the International Programs Office.

Questions regarding domestic/exchange programs should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Studies.

Questions regarding billing, payment and refunds should be directed to