Paying Your Bill

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The process for paying your study abroad bill will vary based on your unique financial situation. Factors such as your financial aid offerings and our agreement with your home school will affect your bill and payment process.

Explore the process and payment options below. Additional billing information will be provided in your MyIESabroad account once you are admitted to a program. 

Questions? Contact us at 800.995.2300 or [email protected].

Process for Paying Your Bill

  1. Talk with your study abroad and financial aid offices
  2. Understand your bill and what’s included in the program fee
  3. Learn how to pay your IES Abroad Program Invoice
  4. Explore financial aid and scholarship opportunities including our $5 million in scholarships and aid

Talk with your study abroad and financial aid offices

The payment process varies from student to student as some students pay IES Abroad fees and tuition directly, while others pay program fees to their university. It's important to talk with both your study abroad and financial aid offices about how study abroad program fees are managed.

Home School Financial Aid 
If you plan to transfer any financial aid from your home institution to your IES Abroad program fee, you'll be prompted to provide an award letter stating how much aid will be awarded for the program and when it will be disbursed.

Consortium Agreements 
If your home school requires a consortium agreement or other documentation to pay IES Abroad with your financial aid, we will ask you to send these documents to our Enrollment Management Department. We will then complete and return these documents to your home school’s financial aid office along with a copy of the fee sheet for your IES Abroad program.

Federal and State College Tuition Savings Plan
If you have a 529 or state-sponsored college tuition savings plan, you may or may not be able to apply your funds to your IES Abroad program fees. IES Abroad is not eligible to apply for a U.S. Department of Education Federal School Code, so we are typically not able to receive these funds directly from government agencies. If you are being billed for your program fees directly by IES Abroad, please check with your 529 administrator to see if your plan can be used for your program and how funds will be released.

Understand what’s included in your program fee

Explore what’s included in this fee. You'll be able to check your invoice in your MyIESabroad account once you have been billed.

If you pay IES Abroad directly, payment is due upon receipt of your bill. Your bill must be paid in full or a payment plan must be arranged before you arrive on-site.

Learn how to pay your IES Abroad Program Invoice

Details on how to submit payment will be available in your MyIESabroad account after application. Your tuition*, fees*, and confirmation depost can be paid in the following ways:

  • Check
  • Money order
  • Cashier's check
  • Bank Wire
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)*
  • Direct Account Debit*

*Credit card and direct account debit payments for tuition and fees incur an additional fee.

Payment Plans
If you are billed directly by IES Abroad and are studying abroad for a semester, academic year, or calendar year, you will have the option of paying in monthly, interest-free installments for an additional fee.

Explore scholarship and aid opportunities

In addition to our $5 million in scholarships and aid, be sure to explore our list of other funding opportunities including external scholarships and fundraising ideas.