The cost of Drew’s shortTRECs vary by program.  What is included in that program cost will vary by program, too.  Most program costs include tuition, housing and educational and cultural activities.  Airfare and meals may or may not be included, depending on program location. Please see the individual program descriptions for details.


Drew students participating in a longTREC will be charged Drew tuition plus the cost of housing and meals of their chosen program.

When participating in Drew’s longTREC London Semester, you will pay on-campus Drew tuition. In addition, there is a program fee which covers the cost of a furnished flat in central London; a Travelcard for local transportation for the entire semester; cultural programs and field trips; and access to local health services. International transportation, meals, books and incidental expenses are not included.

When participating in a longTREC with one of Drew’s Global Partners, you will pay Drew tuition to Drew. In addition, you will be billed by Drew according to the financial procedures outlined below.

  1. Programs that list tuition charges separately from room and board charges in their statement of fees (i.e. the program provides housing and meals, but lists them as separate items): Drew will bill the student for Drew tuition and the actual cost of room and board, as set by the program. The student is responsible for airfare and insurance. This is the most common billing arrangement.
  2. Programs that charge students only tuition (students arrange their own room and board independently): Drew will bill the student for Drew tuition only. The student is responsible for his or her own housing and meals. Students also are responsible for airfare, insurance and other non-tuition charges.
  3. Programs that charge a single fee that includes tuition and housing, but not meals: Drew will bill the student Drew tuition plus 15%* of the program charge. The student is responsible for meals, airfare, and insurance.
  4. Programs that charge a single comprehensive fee, including tuition, room & board and/or insurance and airfare: Drew will charge the student Drew tuition plus 25%* of the program’s comprehensive fee. If the program includes airfare in its comprehensive fee, then Drew will include it as well and not charge the student any additional fee. However, if airfare is not covered by the program, then the student is responsible for his or her own arrangements.

Drew will pay the cost of the program to your program sponsor. You will be responsible for any non-refundable advance deposit required by your program sponsor. Drew will pay the balance of the program costs and credit your account for any deposit paid in advance.

* These figures reflect the approximate percentage of the Drew comprehensive fee that covers similar costs.


Financial Aid

For shortTRECs:  All participants in a shortTRECs are eligible for scholarships to help defray the cost of the program.  On average, these scholarships cover 25 percent of the program cost.  Student apply for these scholarship at the time of application to the shortTREC.  Recipients of these scholarships will be notified shortly after acceptance to the program.

For longTRECs:  Students will continue to be eligible for financial aid while studying on a longTREC, whether the Drew London Semester or a longTREC Global Partner Program.  This includes federal and state loans and Drew merit scholarships and need-based grants.  It does not include work study.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Drew tuition, cost of housing and meals for the program in which you are participating, and an allowance for books, travel and personal expenses.

Drew merit scholarships can be used up to their full semester value for the London Semester.  Similarly, merit scholarships that are a part of a need-based financial aid package may be used to their full semester value for a longTREC Global Partner Program. However, if your merit scholarship exceeds your financial need, and you enroll in a longTREC Global Partner Program, the value of the merit scholarship will be the lesser of the original semester award or the difference between tuition at Drew and the cost of the Global Partner Program.

If you currently receive financial assistance from Drew, you must reapply for financial aid each year; participation in a global education program does not change this requirement. Applications should be submitted to Drew’s Office of Financial Assistance according to the usual regulations and deadlines.

For nycTRECs: All financial aid to which a student is normally entitled may be applied in to the semester in which a students participates in a nycTRECs.  Participation in a nycTREC does not affect a student’s financial aid.

Scholarships & Crowdfunding Sites

General Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Awarded to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad, who are U.S. citizens and receive Federal Pell Grant funding.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship
Awarded to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad with a preference for underrepresented students.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship
Awarded to U.S. students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to Italian American students to study abroad.

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded to U.S. undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens studying in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Rotary Foundation District and Global Grants
Various awards available.

AASUP/UK Lord Acton Scholarship
Reference form
Awarded to a study abroad student to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom.

Scholarship Web Sites

Crowdfunding Sites