Financial Aid for Study Abroad Programs

Financial aid is available for study abroad programs approved by the St. Thomas International Education Center. Typically, most students are able to use their scholarships, grants and loans to help cover the costs of tuition and housing for any semester study abroad program.

Semester Programs

Study abroad aid applicants follow the standard financial aid application process.

Students are encouraged to apply by April 1 to allow enough time for the necessary paperwork to be processed before departing. It is much more difficult to collect required information and paperwork from you while you are abroad.

J-Term or Summer Session Programs

Students studying abroad during the J-Term or summer session are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs.

All Applicants

You are encouraged to meet with the study abroad financial aid counselor or your personal financial aid counselor after you have been accepted to a study abroad program and received notification of your financial aid award. During the appointment, your counselor can advise you of any adjustments to funds previously offered that may be necessary as well as discuss any additional steps you must take in order to receive your funding abroad.