Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Did You Know That Your Financial Aid Can Travel With You?

The majority of ASU financial aid and most scholarships can apply to semester,  year-long study abroad programs, and short term faculty led programs. Exchange study abroad programs during the fall or spring semesters can be very affordable. Typically, for summer study abroad, the type of aid available for students to study abroad will be in the form of loans.

Early planning for study abroad helps you make cost-effective decisions and allows you to prepare finances through saving, scholarships, and financial aid. Securing your financial aid for study abroad is a process that requires working with several offices. Be advised that you should be totally engaged in the process from start to finish. Early planning at least 6 months to a year will greatly lessen any challenges you may face.

Steps To Receiving Financial Aid For Studying Abroad

  1. Apply for financial aid
  2. Tentatively select your study abroad program
  3. Contact your Financial Aid Counselor for loan eligibility in order to decide whether or not to commit to the study abroad
  4. If your program is a semester/year, summer-non faculty-led program, or a short term faculty led program visit the International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Department in the Office of International Education and Development to be sure you have turned in all that is necessary for that office to provide the Office of Student Financial Aid with the program information for your study abroad.
  5. Depending on the type of program you are taking and your current loan status, accepting loan offers for your program may be accomplished either by accepting aid through your Appalnet account, by a loan increase form sent to you by email, or by a combination of both.
  6. Generally, you should receive your financial aid on your student account 10 days prior to the start of your study abroad classes. Student Accounts can then begin the process of any possible refund you may be receiving.

Financial Aid Lead Times

Semester

Financial Aid Award By***

Fall SemesterJuly 15th
Fall Faculty-Led (including Dec/Jan Break)November 1st
Spring SemesterNovember 15th
Spring Semester (Late Departure) - Mid SpringJanuary 15th
Spring Faculty-LedDecember 1st
Spring Faculty-Led (Late Departure) - Mid SpringMarch 1st
Summer Semester or Faculty-LedMay 1st

*** Funds cannot post to a student's account until 10 days prior to the start of the program***

The Office Of International Education and Development will also need to have furnished the Office of Student Financial Aid the complete and final information on the student's program, including course registration for the student by the appropriate above dates.

 The Office of Student Financial Aid

Attention Study Abroad
ASU Box 32059
Boone, NC 28608-2059