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, room and board, 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.


Financial Information

CGE makes every effort to ensure that programs operate as described in the published material. However, circumstances occasionally dictate that changes are necessary or advisable. Such circumstances may include but are not limited to staffing, excursions, immersion activities, academic options and/or housing options. CGE cannot guarantee any course selections made by students. Course availability may be changed by the partner program and/or CGE at any time. No refund or reduction of fees will be made as long as the altered arrangements are similar to the original arrangements as deemed by CGE. Determination of similarity will be made at CGE’s sole discretion.

All deposit payments must be submitted to the Center for Global Education.

Deposit payments can be made by check to “Drew University” or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) in person (at the Center for Global Education located in Embury Hall), or by phone at 973-408-3438. Cash is not accepted.

The balance due must be paid to the Drew Student Accounts Office (by check or cash), or in the Student Account Center on TreeHouse prior to the start of the program.

CGE reserves the right to cancel or suspend a program as deemed necessary. In such a case, accepted applicants are given a full refund of all fees paid.

Students who withdraw from a program may not apply their non-refundable deposit to another program.

Depending on the program, you may be required to pay a non-refundable deposit. The deposit is due no later than two weeks from the date of acceptance into the program. The deposit will be applied toward the total program fee. Your place in the program will be held as soon as your non-refundable program deposit is paid. If you have not paid the deposit by the stated deadline, you risk forfeiting your place in the program.

The program fee is charged to the Drew student account when the student has registered for the associated course(s) for the program. If you are taking part in a shortTREC, the full program fee is due no later than two weeks before the start date of the program.

Students receiving a Tuition Exchange award, as a result of a parent’s position at a member college or university, and students who are dependents of Drew employees who are receiving a Drew Tuition Assistance award to attend Drew, may use these awards for on-campus study only (exception: Drew’s semester in London and NYC semesters during the academic year).  Tuition Exchange and Tuition Assistance students who wish to study abroad in a semester-long Drew partner program will be awarded a grant that equals the difference (if there is one) between the cost of the program and Drew’s tuition and fees for the semester.


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. 

American Institute of Indian Studies
Language study in India for summer, fall semester, or academic year; some languages and programs do not require prior study of the language, but some do; check details on the 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. 

Center for Global Education Scholarship
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 on average covers about 25% of the program costs. 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.

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.

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