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Financing Your Study Abroad Experience

Will my financial aid apply towards my study abroad expenses?
In most cases, yes! Your financial aid will apply.

Financial aid that can be used:
Federal loans
Federal Pell Grant
Federal SEOG
Private Loans

Financial aid that can not be used:
Federal Work Study
Institutional waivers

Financial aid that may be used:
WV Higher Education Grant
Promise Scholarship
Institutional scholarships
Some state grants, i.e. PHEAA

Study Abroad Scholarships

Please refer to the Study Abroad website at for links

to sites that offer study abroad scholarships and grants.

If you have not already applied for financial aid, it is not too late! Apply at

Study Abroad Checklist:

  • Prepare a budget with all your study abroad expenses: cost of tuition and fees, board, housing, airfare, passport, living expenses, etc. and bring this with you to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete the Study Abroad Transfer Approval Form with the Registrars Office
  • Complete the Consortium Agreement in the Office of Financial Aid
  • Provide the Office of Financial Aid with the name and fax number of the “host” school's financial aid counselor
  • Notify the Cashier's Office if you would like your refund check mailed

Shepherd University shall be considered the "home" institution, and as such, will be responsible for calculating awards, disbursing aid, monitoring satisfactory academic progress, keeping records, distributing refunds, and any other eligible requirements. The study abroad institution shall be considered the "host" institution, and as such, will provide information on the registration, tuition, fees, room, board, and any other pertinent costs for the enrollment period.

Office of Financial Aid
Gardiner Hall | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000
304-876-5470 | 800-344-5231 | Fax: 304-876-5238 (Include SID and name) | Federal School Code: 003822
Office Hours: Monday 8-4:30; Tuesday 8-4:30; Wednesday 9:30-4:30; Thursday 8-4:30; Friday 8-4:30

Shepherd University | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, WV | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5000 | 800-344-5231 | FAX 304-876-3101