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Prepare for Study Abroad

Five steps to making sure your financial aid is set before you leave.

Step 1: Apply for financial aid

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

Step 2: 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 Office of Global Programs.

Step 3: Review your Award Summary

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 award by selecting the "Accept/Decline Awards" link listed in the Finances section of your Student Center.

Step 4: 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. Please note: Not all adjustments will increase the cost of attendance. In some cases, your cost of attendance will not change.

Step 5: Make sure that your bill is paid

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

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