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For Parents

We understand that parents may be a little nervous about sending their students abroad to study. We hope to ease your anxiety by providing helpful information to address many of your questions. If you don't see the answer to your questions here, please contact Transylvania's study abroad office at (859) 233-8124.

Financial Information

Student fees for matriculation in an approved semester study abroad program will be the same as Transylvania’s tuition and general fee. Charging home school tuition and fees makes it possible for financial aid and a portion of institutional aid to be portable. Moreover, students who study abroad receive academic credit toward their Transylvania degree and continue to receive assistance and support from the study abroad office, registrar, financial aid office, accounting office, library, faculty members and advisers, counseling services and information technology services. Students who have faculty/staff, tuition exchange and Sodexo employee benefits will not be charged home school tuition and fees, but rather will pay study abroad program fees directly to their study abroad program.

Once approved to study abroad for a semester, a student may use 50 percent of their Transylvania aid, plus all federal and state aid, loans and eligible outside scholarships for that semester’s bill. No portion of faculty/staff, tuition exchange or Sodexo employee benefits is portable for study abroad.

Transylvania will pay an approved study abroad program a maximum of $12,000 for tuition. If the study abroad program fee includes room and board, students will be charged Transylvania’s room and board fee. Transylvania will pay a maximum of $3,000 for room and board for an approved study abroad program. If the study abroad program does not include room and/or board, the student will not be charged Transylvania’s room and/or board fee, but will pay those fees directly to the program. Students are responsible for the balance of fees if the cost of their study abroad program exceeds the maximum allowed amounts. In addition, students are responsible for paying enrollment and housing deposits, if required by the study abroad program, and for other out-of- pocket expenses such as passport and visa fees, travel to consulates, international airfare, local transportation, independent travel and personal expenses.

If you have questions about billing or a payment plan, please contact Transylvania’s accounting office at (859) 233-8150.

Insurance Abroad

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Medical Insurance

You must have insurance for medical care and accidents, including emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains. If you currently have medical insurance, confirm that it will provide coverage while your student is abroad. If you do not have medical insurance, or your coverage does not extend to being abroad, or you need additional insurance, you may purchase a short-term policy from one of the following companies:

International Student Identity Card

The ISIC (International Student Identity Card) only provides coverage for accidents, emergency evacuation, and repatriation of remains. It does NOT cover general emergency room or doctor visits.

If your current or short-term policy does not provide coverage for emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains, you should purchase the ISIC from the Study Abroad Office at 421 N. Broadway, 2nd floor.

The ISIC card also provides discounts for travel, museums, and other tourist services.

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