Prepare for Study Abroad

Blue check mark  Apply for financial aid

Refer to our How to Apply for Financial Aid section for directions and explanations.

Blue check mark  Meet with an education abroad adviser

Make an appointment to meet with a representative from the Office of Global Programs. Cost sheets and scholarship application information are available at Penn State Global.

Blue check mark  Review your Financial Aid Offer

If you are eligible for Federal Work-Study for both fall and spring, but will be abroad during the fall semester, log into LionPATH and accept your offer by selecting the "Accept/Decline" link listed in the Finances section of LionPATH.

Blue check mark  Apply for additional financial aid

The Office of Student Aid will adjust your cost of attendance based on the specific costs of your approved program provided by the Office of Global Programs. If your cost of attendance increases* based on this adjustment, you can apply for additional aid. You may also want to search for Education Abroad specific scholarships.

*Please note: Not all adjustments will increase the cost of attendance. In some cases, your cost of attendance will not change.

Blue check mark  Pay your Financial Statement

Paying your statement

Unpaid balances can result in late fees and scheduling holds. Make sure that your charges are paid in full before you leave for your program.