If you are a financial aid recipient (that includes grants, loans and scholarships) you can meet with a financial aid advisor to see what aid is available to you for studying abroad. You must have submitted the FAFSA for them to be able to help you. Once you have chosen a program they can give you more specific advice. Advisors can tell you how much aid is available to you for summer programs in January, for fall and spring they will know after April 1st.
What’s Covered by Program Costs
For Faculty-Led Programs you can view a comprehensive estimated budget for the entire program by going to the program page and scrolling down to the "Costs" section.
For Bilateral Exchanges you can view a comprehensive estimated budget for the entire semester by going to the program page and clicking "Budget".
For CSUIP you can view a comprehensive estimated budget for the entire year by clicking “costs” on the CSUIP website.
For 3rd Party Programs (USAC, CEA, etc.) many program costs do not include airfare, housing, meals, etc. Make sure to do diligent research so you know the true cost of the program. Use of the Cost Comparison Worksheet is highly recommended.
Scholarships and other ideas for raising funds for studying abroad may be found at the following web sites. Most scholarships require certification by a Study Abroad Coordinator. If you are applying for a scholarship you must schedule a meeting with a Coordinator at least a week before the scholarship deadline to discuss the application. Certification is not guaranteed if this meeting does not take place.
The below list is not exhaustive and we encourage you to do independent research based on the location and semester you are looking to attend. If you find a scholarship you are eligible for, apply!
Gilman Scholarship Program
Fund for Education Abroad
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Award
Center for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarships
Institute of International Education Study Abroad Funding
Studyabroad.com Financial Aid and Grants
PLATO (Project for Learning Abroad, Training & Outreach) Resources and Scholarships: Underrepresented Students
UAS7 - German Universities of Applied Science
CEA Grant Awards:
Summer 2014 Programs: $500 Grant
$500 grant off the total program price to each student who applies to a CEA Summer 2014 programs by February 25. Students should enter the promo code Summer14Grant on step 6 of their online application (on CEA website) to be eligible.
Fall 2014 Programs: $750 Grant
$750 grant off of the total program price for each student who applies to a Fall 2014 semester, trimester, quarter or year program by February 25. Students should enter the promo code Fall14Grant on step 6 of their online application (on CEA website) to be eligible.