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Financing your TREC

Here you will find financial and scholarship information for different TREC programs. Please be aware that Global Education programs carry some additional expenses for which you should plan. Besides Drew tuition, costs to consider are travel, housing and food, and personal expenses. Other expenditures, for things such as non-program sponsored travel, entertainment, and souvenirs will vary depending on the exchange rate, living standards in the chosen country, and your own personal tastes.

The cost of Drew’s TRECs vary by program. What is included in that program cost will vary by program as well. Most program costs include tuition, housing, and educational and cultural activities. Airfare and meals may or may not be included, depending on program and location.

shortTRECs

DEPOSIT: 

$500, non-refundable deposit required. 

COST:

The cost of Drew’s shortTRECs vary by program. What is included in that program cost will vary by program as well. Most program costs include tuition, housing, and educational and cultural activities. Airfare and meals may or may not be included, depending on the program. 

You can find individual program descriptions and details here.

FINANCIAL AID:

Students who are matriculated at time of participation in a shortTREC are eligible for scholarships to help defray the cost of the program. Graduated seniors, pathway students, and non-degree seeking students are not eligible for scholarships. On average, scholarships cover 20% of the program cost. Students apply for these scholarships at the time of application to the shortTREC program. Recipients of these scholarships will be notified shortly after notification of acceptance to the program.

longTRECs

Drew students participating in a longTREC will be charged Drew tuition, plus the cost of housing and meals of their chosen program.

London Semester

DEPOSIT:

$500.00, non-refundable deposit required.

COST:

When participating in Drew’s longTREC London Semester, you will pay on-campus Drew tuition. In addition, there is a program fee which covers the cost of a furnished flat in central London, a Travelcard for local transportation for the entire semester, cultural programs and field trips, and access to local health services. International transportation, meals, books and incidental expenses are not included. Students participating in an internship are responsible for covering the cost of visa applications out of pocket.

FINANCIAL AID:

Students will continue to be eligible for financial aid while studying on a longTREC, whether the Drew London Semester or a longTREC Global Partner Program. This includes federal and state loans and Drew merit scholarships and need-based grants. It does not include work study. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Drew tuition, cost of housing and meals for the program in which you are participating and an allowance for books, travel and personal expenses.

Drew merit scholarships can be used up to their full semester value for the London Semester.

If you currently receive financial assistance from Drew, you must reapply for financial aid each year; participation in a global education program does not change this requirement. Applications should be submitted to Drew’s Office of Financial Assistance according to the usual regulations and deadlines.

Partner Programs

DEPOSIT:

If a deposit is required by the partner program, the student will pay the deposit and Drew will credit that amount on the student’s Drew account.

COST:

When participating in a longTREC with one of Drew’s Global Partners, you will pay Drew tuition to Drew. You will pay all non-tuition charges (e.g. housing and/or food, health insurance, local transportation fees, etc.) directly to the program provider.

FINANCIAL AID:

Students will continue to be eligible for financial aid while studying on a longTREC, whether the Drew London Semester or a longTREC Global Partner Program. This includes federal and state loans and Drew merit scholarships and need-based grants. It does not include work study. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Drew tuition, cost of housing and meals for the program in which you are participating and an allowance for books, travel and personal expenses.

Merit scholarships that are a part of a need-based financial aid package may be used to their full semester value for a longTREC Global Partner Program. However, if your merit scholarship exceeds your financial need and you enroll
in a longTREC Global Partner Program, the value of the merit scholarship will be the greater of half of the original semester award or the difference between tuition at Drew and the cost of the Global Partner Program.

If you currently receive financial assistance from Drew, you must reapply for financial aid each year; participation in a global education program does not change this requirement. Applications should be submitted to Drew’s Office of Financial Assistance according to the usual regulations and deadlines.

If you receive outside scholarships, your financial aid is subject to adjustment. Aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance of a longTREC program.

nycTRECs

DEPOSIT:
None required.

COST:
Students pay regular Drew tuition.

FINANCIAL AID:

All financial aid to which a student is normally entitled may be applied to the semester in which a student participates in an nycTREC. Participation in an nycTREC does not affect a student’s financial aid.

Scholarships

Depending on the program, there are a number of scholarships students can apply for. The CGE encourages students to apply for every scholarship they are eligible for, and will assist with the process in any way.

Be sure to read each scholarship information carefully, as some may only apply to one program.

If you receive outside scholarships, your financial aid is subject to adjustment. Aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance of a longTREC program.

Center for Global Education Scholarship (shortTREC Only)
This scholarship is only for students participating in a shortTREC program. All matriculated students at the time of participating on a shortTREC are eligible for a scholarship that may cover up to 20% of the program cost. Graduated seniors, pathway students or non-degree seeking students are not eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship application can be found in the shortTREC application and we encourage all eligible students to complete the application. Scholarship recipients will be notified shortly after acceptance to the program before the program deposit is due. Depending on the scholarship requirements, you might also be eligible for non-Drew affiliated scholarships.

The Lizzie Lowy Culture Abroad Grant (London Semester longTREC Only)
The grant is to support students who ordinarily may struggle to afford to have a culture/education abroad experience but are passionate about doing so. This initiative will be delivered by Student Universe and AES. We will offer a 500 USD flight voucher applicable to the programme dates which will support students to cover some of their travel expenses. In 2023, we aim to deploy 10.000 USD (therefore 20 students) from 20 Universities in the US will be granted an opportunity to receive the fund and make their study abroad dream come true. Once the University has decided on the student, their details will be sent to AES where the team will instigate the process of issuing the travel voucher with Student Universe.

AASAP/UK Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. By offering the scholarship, AASAP/UK is fulfilling one of its purposes – the promotion and support of academic standards. The merit-based scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the value of an international educational experience and who agrees to share with AASAP/UK members the ways in which the scholarship has helped to fulfill their academic and personal ambitions. The award will be £1,000 for a student whose programme lasts at least eight weeks.

The winning student will be required to attend an AASAP/UK meeting to meet the membership, receive the award, and give a short presentation on the goals and objectives that will be made possible through this financial support. In addition, the scholarship recipient must provide a final written reflection on the impact of the scholarship on their study abroad experience, which will be uploaded to the Association website.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Boren Scholarship Awards for International Study
Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Coccia Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is only available to students who major or minor in Italian Studies.

Gerard A. Malanga Italian Studies Scholarship
Created in fiscal year 2023 by Carrie H. Malanga G’05, the scholarship shall be awarded to a Drew University College of Liberal Arts or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies student with a preference given for a student(s) in good academic standing pursuing Italian studies, which could include as a major or minor, through a study abroad or TREC trip, and/or in a graduate program. The scholarship is created in celebration of Carrie Malanga’s late husband, Gerard.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.

Freeman-ASIA
This program provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Fund for Education Abroad
As an applicant to FEA, you are considered for all of the below scholarships you meet the criteria for, along with the FEA General Scholarships.  Please note that most have an early application deadline.  Students should apply early on in their process as you do not need to be accepted to a program to apply.  Below are a few scholarship highlights, click the link above to view the full list.

  • Calvert Family Scholarship – This scholarship will be available to deserving U.S. undergraduates attending a study abroad program of any length. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • David T. Parry Founders Scholarship – David T. Parry Founders Scholarship to ensure the continuation of exchange and exploration for the next generation of Americans. This scholarship will be available to deserving U.S. undergraduates attending a study abroad program of any length. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Jan Kieling Rainbow Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to deserving LGBTQI students who aim to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Kacenga-Cladera Family Rainbow Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to deserving LGBTQI students who aim to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • NAFSA Tamara H. Bryant Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship funds African-American undergraduate students in the United States who hope to study abroad, and who also embody Mrs. Bryant’s spirit of resilience and commitment to intercultural exchange, per her endowment purposes. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
  • The Cyril Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Study in the UK – This scholarship will be available to deserving U.S. undergraduates attending a study abroad program of any length. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Gateway International Group Education Abroad Scholarship – This scholarship will be given to applicants who are first-generation college students, or those whose home or college of study are in Kentucky. The Gateway International Group Education Abroad Scholarship will provide between $1,000 to $10,000. All U.S. citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply