Funding and Financing Education Abroad

Resources for education abroad (EA) professionals who identify and coordinate internal and external funding for students, programs, and departmental operations; develop financial aid policies and procedures for EA participants in collaboration with the financial aid office; negotiate annual budgets; and employ strategies to minimize increased institutional and administrative costs of education abroad.

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Updates to HEA, FERPA, Privacy Act & Study Abroad Financial Aid

This PowerPoint presentation provides clarifying information on recent changes to allowable information or data that can be shared regarding a student’s financial aid. The resource includes several case scenarios with possible solutions, examples of how other institutions are handling information sharing, as well as recommendations for further reading/resources. NAFSA’s Education Abroad Regulatory Practice, Federal Financial Aid Subcommittee developed this presentation in the Spring of 2018.

May 17, 2018
Financing Education Abroad Subcommittee The EA KC Financing Education Abroad subcommittee membership roster and responsibilities are available here. Feb 06, 2018
Financial Aid

It is becoming increasingly more complex to understand financial aid regulations as more diverse students participate in study abroad. This page will provide resources that can help professionals familiarize themselves with financial aid regulations, both at the federal and state level.

Oct 10, 2017
Building a Strong Relationship Between Study Abroad & Financial Aid

Financial aid can be a make or break factor for many prospective study abroad students. Therefore, it’s very important that the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office on campus work together well to ensure the best outcomes for

Sep 08, 2017
Work, Intern, Volunteer & Research Abroad: Funding Resources for Students

Funding Resources for Students Interning Abroad Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. To be

Jun 12, 2017
Federal Financial Aid for Education Abroad

May 11, 2017 Financial aid is a top area of concern for U.S. students considering study abroad, and yet there are differences in institutional interpretation of the regulations regarding disbursement and portability of federal funds. Join NAFSA for a live,

May 17, 2017
Using Veteran's Benefits for Education Abroad

With the increase in veterans entering the higher education system, more veterans are approaching education abroad offices to use the benefits of the GI Bill (as well as other military benefits) to enroll in programming. The information below is provided

Mar 01, 2017
Creative and Innovative Solutions to Study Abroad Financing

2017-03-15 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST) e-Learning Seminar $129 (member) $179 (nonmember) 2017-03-15 Register now Is it always about the money? Limited finances are often the primary barrier that discourages students from study abroad opportunities. When funding isn’

Dec 13, 2016
Financial Strategies for Diverse Participation in Education Abroad

A resource based on the Collegial Conversation held on March 17, 2016 This Collegial Conversation explored a variety of strategies and models to overcome financial barriers to education abroad. Panelists shared resources, tools and creative approaches aimed at increasing access

Nov 30, 2016
Understanding Partnerships and Budgeting with Education Abroad Program Providers

2017-06-15 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST) e-Learning Seminar $129 (member) $179 (nonmember) 2017-06-15 Register now With the rise in student interest in short-term study abroad opportunities, many universities rely on non-campus partners to provide quality, short-term p

Apr 04, 2016
Financial Strategies for Diverse Participation in EA

A variety of financial strategies and models exist to help encourage diverse participation in education abroad. It is important for professionals to be aware of the available resources, tools, and creative approaches to help increase access to education abroad.

Feb 19, 2016
Funding Education Abroad: Available and Accessible

The PowerPoint and associated handout outline basic information on the most common national scholarship opportunities as well as provide worksheet templates and funding information you can use with your students.

Nov 03, 2014
Basics of Financial Aid for Education Abroad - Chat Transcript

In this free live chat, a diverse group of panelists will provide information and advice on the basics of financial aid for education abroad.

Oct 07, 2014
Opening the Doors Wider

Funding Education Abroad for Nontraditional Students by Janet Hulstrand Most international educators—perhaps most educators, period—would agree that study abroad is, or would be, an invaluable experience for most students, and that getting more U.S. students to study abroad is

Sep 18, 2014
Financial Aid & Study Abroad: Basic Facts for Administrators

This resource provides ideas about how to learn about financial aid, make it available to students, develop aid specifically for education abroad, and help students shop for the best education abroad bargains.

Apr 03, 2014
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