Financial Aid for Study Abroad
Any financial aid you currently receive can be used for study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships.
Steps to Securing Financial Aid for Study Abroad:
- Make sure to complete your FAFSA application well in advance of your term abroad.
- The forms you will turn in at the Financial Management Center vary based on the type of program you participating in:
- Consortium Agreement & copy of approved Transfer Credit Approval Form (for non-Georgia State programs only)*
- Hope/Zell Program Transient Request Form (for USG programs only; not required for European Council or USG Asia Council programs)
- Georgia State University Financial Aid Summer Application (for Maymester and Summer programs only, form is available on PAWS)
- Verify how your financial aid package will apply to your study abroad program by meeting with an advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid. We highly recommend that you discuss your expected budget increase for the semester you plan to study abroad. Increased costs associated with housing, food, transportation (including airfare), etc. can be factored into your cost of attendance via a budget appeal.
*If you will be taking part in a non-Georgia State program, you must meet with a Study Abroad Advisor and complete the Transfer Credit Approval form and turn it in to the Study Abroad Programs Office before you will be eligible to use your aid to study abroad.