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Financial barriers are often cited as a roadblock for potential study abroad participants. As an education abroad professional, understanding the federal financial aid system, and how it works at your institution, can open opportunities for you to better serve your students.
This NAFSA e-Learning Express Course provides the introductory federal financial aid knowledge related to sending U.S. students abroad. Model practices and practical approaches for building collaboration between education abroad and financial aid offices are discussed.
Participants will identify successful ways an education abroad office can support students as they navigate through funding and financial aid questions related to their study abroad program. Funding and Financing Education Abroad is one of the core competency areas for all education abroad professionals according to NAFSA's International Education Professional Competencies TM. Participating in this course will be most relevant to direct-service professionals in education abroad.
After completing this NAFSA e-Learning Express Course, participants will be able to:
- Explain basic terminology and regulations impacting financial aid for education abroad programs
- Discuss strategies to collaborate with institutional colleagues
- Identify resources to support students in their use of financial aid for education abroad