NMSU exchange programs cost about the same as studying at NMSU except for additional airfare, insurance, and passports and visas, and some living expenses. Students are charged a $300 Program Placement fee to cover the costs associated with processing applications and supervising students in country. Students on financial aid may be considered for additional aid to cover extra costs. Students should consider weighing the extra monetary cost with the long-term investment gain.
Most financial aid may be applied to NMSU sponsored programs such as the ISTP. Check with Michelle Fitzpatrick in the Office of Financial Aid. A Financial Aid Seminar on Study Abroad is conducted each spring. Students with a 3.00 GPA may be eligible to compete for scholarships coordinated through the Office of Study Abroad in the Center for International Programs. Contact the Office of Study Abroad to make an appointment to discuss these opportunities.