Financial Aid is applicable to study abroad. Under most federal programs, the amount of grant or loan money for which a student is eligible can be increased to cover additional costs of studying abroad. Awards of financial aid for study abroad are based, in part, on financial need and the level of a student’s need is measured by a formal evaluation process. As soon as you choose your program and know its cost, visit the financial aid office to begin that evaluation process.

MGA Scholarships

The MGA Foundation awards scholarships earmarked for study abroad. Look for application information and deadlines from the Foundation here.

Other Scholarships

Gilman Scholarships: Scholarships up to $5,000 are offered for Study Abroad and Internships

To be eligible for a Gilman Scholarship, an applicant must be:

  • A US citizen or national
  • An undergraduate student in good standing
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship;
  • Applying for credit-bearing study abroad programs in a country or area with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, or approved Level 3 exception location. The Approved Level 3 Exception countries are updated weekly on the Gilman website:
  • In the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Multi-country/area programs are allowed. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement
  • The Gilman Program no longer has a minimum program length requirement

Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for dependents (child or spouse) of active or activated United States military personnel during the time of application to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.  Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid. Application is now open Deadline Jan. 3rd 2023. For more information, please visit the Gilman-McCain Scholarship web page.

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FEA’s Access Partners join in the shared commitment to increase the number of underrepresented American college students studying abroad through the provision of scholarships.

They are helping to make life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students.

FEA scholarship applicants participating on programs hosted by providers in our Access Partner program may be eligible for financial support of up to $5,000.