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COVID-19 Message from UC Merced Study Abroad

Please know that we are here to help you dream and plan to go abroad whenever you are ready and programs can reopen. (More info)

Study Abroad Affordability

Study abroad is affordable for UC Merced students for a number of reasons.

  1. 100 percent of the total program cost — including airfare — is calculated in your financial aid package.
  2. There are many semester and year programs cheaper than living in Merced.
  3. Most UCEAP students see no difference in the total net cost compared to living in Merced for a semester abroad.
  4. 100 percent of financial aid transfers for UCEAP students.
  5. Students can apply for thousands in scholarships to replace loans.

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Financial Aid and More Financial Information

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships updates information on study abroad and financial aid right on their website.

Financial concerns should never prevent you from pursuing your dream to study abroad. The cost of many of the programs is comparable to the cost of staying at UC Merced.

UCEAP students will find that the program is closely integrated into the financial aid processes of the University of California and students are allowed to apply any funds received through Financial Aid to their time abroad.