Cost and Scholarships


The comprehensive fee for one summer session is $5,500 per semester, broken down into tuition and fees ($3,660) and room and board ($1,840).

Included in the program fees:

  • tuition (8 credits)
  • full room and board (all meals provided)
  • all program-related excursions (as well as many optional, non-academic weekend excursions!)
  • emergency travel insurance
  • in-country costs and airport transfers

Students are responsible for their round-trip airfare to the location from the U.S., books and personal spending money, including time during scheduled breaks.


The Center for Global Education strives to create for its students an intentionally diverse community of co-learners in which a variety of cultures and backgrounds is represented. Students, faculty, and staff help each other form responses to issues of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, economic inequality, xenophobia, and classism in an environment where diversity expands the range of understanding. Towards this end, the Center offers scholarships for students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups.

The Center for Global Education offers a range of scholarships and financial aid to students with demonstrated financial need and whose participation in a semester or summer academic program contributes to a community of co-learners that values a variety of cultures and backgrounds.  In the year 2014-2015, CGE will award more than $19,000 in discounts and scholarships.

Summer Scholarships:

  1. The Diversity Scholarship is for students who have not traditionally been represented in study abroad, specifically ethnic minority and LGBT students.  Awards cover up to $1,000 off the cost of a summer academic program.
  2. The Need-Based Scholarship is available for students with demonstrated financial need.  Awards cover up to $1,000 off the cost of a summer academic program.
  3. Students who have or will participate in a full semester program will receive a 10% discount on the cost of a summer session.

The CGE Summer Program Scholarship Process:

Submit the Scholarship Application Form as part of the Program Application.

Deadline—for both program acceptance and scholarships: April 1.

The Center for Global Education reserves the right to alter the terms, conditions, and amount of these discounts, scholarships, and awards at any time.

Application Materials and Forms

Applicants for the Diversity Scholarship and Need-Based Financial Aid must submit a Scholarship Application and Financial Aid Form.


Awards are outline above and will be applied toward the cost of the summer program in which the applicant is enrolled.  Cost refers to tuition, fees, room, board, emergency insurance, and program-related excursions.

Award Notification

Recipients will be notified via email no less than two weeks after the deadline.  Students will be asked to confirm acceptance of the award and agreement to comply with the return requirement (see below).


Awards will be based on demonstrated student need and the information provided in the scholarship application and essay.

Return Requirement

Award recipients are required to provide a monthly submission about their study abroad experience. Students may choose their preferred format each month. Some suggestions include:

  • short essay, journal entry, or story
  • images
  • video

Submissions become the property of the Center for Global Education and any excerpts/images may be used in fundraising and marketing materials

Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund

Purpose: The Students of Color Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide encouragement and financial assistance to a student of any class who is involved in a Center for Global Education at Augsburg College study abroad program; and is affiliated with the American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, Pan Afrikan or Pan Asian support programs at Augsburg College, affiliated with another ELCA college, or affiliated with another college in Minnesota. The award is based upon financial need.


Diversity Abroad was founded to ensure that all students are aware and have equal access to study and travel abroad opportunities. The mission of Diversity Abroad is to increase minority students’ participation in study and travel abroad programs.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 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 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship – The U.S. government administers the National Security Education Program (NSEP) scholarships for undergraduates who will specifically pursue the study of languages and cultures currently under-represented in study abroad, especially those critical to the U.S. national security.

Vincent L Hawkins Foundation for Peace and Justice – The goal of the Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship is to encourage students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives. Hawkinson Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students who are a resident of or currently attending school in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota or Wisconsin.