Off-Campus Study Finance Overview

The items on this page pertain to the general handling of finances for students approved to study for a semester or a year at another college or university. For specific questions, please directly consult an individual program or university.  More information can be found on the web page Paying for Off-Campus Study, published by the Office of Off-Campus Study.

Off-Campus Study Programs FAQ
Information about billing, payment, and student aid transmittal, 1098-Ts, and 529 plans.

Health Insurance for Off-Campus Study
As when enrolled at Bowdoin, students participating in OCS programs will be billed as usual for Bowdoin student health insurance.  Those who normally waive the coverage will need to do so at Those who normally apply for a health insurance aid credit will need to do so in the usual manner. If you have questions, please contact Cathy Hayes in the College's Health Center at 207.798.4284 or

Off-Campus Study Student Aid Disbursement Form
Students will be sent this form by email in June for the coming fall semester, and in November for spring semester.  Any student who is an aid recipient or who has student/parent loans should submit the form no later than September 1 for fall and year programs, and by February 1 for spring programs.  Aid is transferred to OCS programs/institutions by the Bursar's Office on or about September 15 for fall and February 15 for spring.  See Off-Campus Study Programs FAQ above for more information.

Learn more about Off-Campus Study and Student Aid by visiting this tip sheet.