How is the program fee determined for each course?
Costs vary for each course. The amount charged to students is based on the total costs incurred by Babson for running the course. Note that the program fee is fixed, and it is not possible to offer a la carte pricing for different components of the course.
What is covered by the program fee?
The program fee for all courses includes: local accommodations, internal travel, local transfers, program meals, and excursions. Not all meals and personal expenses are covered. Due to the complexities of managing group travel, the Glavin Office uses group bookings whenever possible (i.e. hotels, flights, internal transportation). Students do not have the option of making their own internal transportation (flight, train, bus) arrangements. The faculty flight, accommodation, and daily expenses are included in the program fee charged to students. In some instances, these costs may be subsidized by grants, academic division budgets, or outside gifts.
What is not covered by the program fee?
Fees do not cover tuition, international flights (to/from U.S. – unless there is a required group flight), student meals (unless specified in the itinerary), entrance fees on cultural visits not included on the itinerary, charges for phone calls/internet use, or any other services not specifically included in the itinerary.
Are there grants or scholarships available to cover the cost of the program fee?
For more information on grants, scholarships, and financial aid to assist with these expenses, contact your SFS advisor or visit the Financing Your Education Abroad page.
How does my financial aid package affect my expenses on an Elective Abroad?
You should contact your SFS advisor to learn more about their grants, scholarships, and financial aid packages and how they can reduce expenses.
How do I arrange for payments through my employer if they are paying for the course?
The Glavin Office will send students a receipt of full payment that can be submitted to your employer for reimbursement of the program fee. Contact your Electives Abroad program manager to discuss specific employer requirements for submission. Reimbursement for course tuition can be handled directly through Student Financial Services.