The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1992 mandated that a student can receive financial aid for the costs of studying abroad if the student is enrolled in a program approved by the home institution. Moreover, the student would be eligible to receive "grants, loans, or work assistance without regard to whether the study abroad program is required as a part of the student's degree."
You likely have many questions about the cost of studying abroad and about how you can fund your abroad experience. Be sure to speak with your campus financial aid officer and study abroad adviser to learn more about specific funding options available at—and required procedures for—your college or university.
- What Types of Financial Aid Are Available?
- How Do I Make Arrangements to Have Financial Aid Applied to a Study Abroad Program?
- Could Financial Aid for a Study Abroad Program Affect Funding for Next Semester's Aid?
- How Many Credits Do I Need to Receive Financial Aid for Study Abroad?
- Is Power of Attorney Useful If I Am Overseas?
- What Sources Are Available to Obtain Further Information on Financial Aid and Funding for Study Abroad?
- Funding Education Abroad: Available and Accessible
- Financial Aid & Study Abroad: Basic Facts for Administrators
- Financial Aid Resource for International Education
- Financial Aid Basics for Advising Undergraduate Study Abroad Students
- Financial Aid & Study Abroad: Basic Facts for Students
- Financial Aid for Study Abroad FAQ