Funding Your Study Abroad
A variety of financial aid is available for use with study abroad. Students are strongly encouraged to meet early with Jon Piper in the Financial Aid office to discuss the options and establish a plan that will best fit the study abroad program and its timing in the academic plan. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and set up an appointment today!
In addition to the funding support available through Financial Aid, students can work with the Study Abroad Office to apply for Student Government Association (SGA) Scholarship, Create the Future Scholarship, and available scholarships offered by the program provider, as that may be applicable. For questions, please contact Yin Star, email@example.com
- Study abroad requires careful financial planning. Plan early and use the fundraising ideas to help get you started.
- Identify how much you will need.
- Make sure you know what is covered by program fees.
- The cost of financing a study abroad program can vary widely depending on the program and chosen country.
- There will be additional expenses to plan for, some due before the program begins.
- Determine a budget amount.
- In some cases, program budgets are included in the program brochure. Otherwise, use the budget worksheet from Shepherd University Study Abroad to help you plan.
- Take a realistic assessment of the amount of personal funds, financial aid, and other sources of financial support that are available to you.
- Although you may qualify for scholarships to assist with the costs of your program, it is best to not rely on
scholarships as your primary source of funding. Instead, count on the resources already available to you or sources of financial support you expect to receive, such as your federal financial aid package.
Funding Opportunities and Scholarships