Using Student Aid and Loans

Bowdoin will send student aid, including grants, loans, or scholarships, directly to the off-campus study program or to the student.

The Bursar's Office uses an online survey to collect program billing information from students. 

Aid is transferred to OCS programs/institutions by the Bursar's Office no later than October 1 for fall and no later than March 1 for spring.

Students should request an extension from the program's business office prior to the payment due date. 

Please see this publication from our student aid office for more information.

Students participating in Fall OCS programs will be billed for Bowdoin student health insurance. A fee waiver request must be submitted at

Please note: The installment plan cannot be used by students studying off-campus to pay program fees. Only Bowdoin's off-campus study fee may be paid by installment agreement. Please ask your program if an installment plan is offered.