Financial Aid

The majority of Appalachian financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. Typically, for summer study abroad, the type of aid available for students will be in the form of loans.

Early planning for study abroad helps you make cost-effective decisions and allows you to prepare finances through saving, scholarships, and financial aid. Securing your financial aid for study abroad is a process that requires working with several offices. Be advised that you should be totally engaged in the process from start to finish. Early planning at least 6 months to a year in advance will greatly lessen any challenges you may face.

Steps To Receiving Financial Aid For Studying Abroad

  1. Apply for financial aid

  2. Tentatively select your program 

  3. Contact your Financial Aid Counselor for loan eligibility in order to decide whether or not to commit to the study abroad

  4. If your program is a semester/year, summer-non faculty-led program, or a short term faculty led program visit the International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Department in the Office of International Education and Development to be sure you have turned in all that is necessary for that office to provide the Office of Student Financial Aid with the program information for your study abroad.

  5. Depending on the type of program you are taking and your current loan status, accepting loan offers for your program may be accomplished either by accepting aid through your Appalnet account, by a loan increase form sent to you by email, or by a combination of both.

  6. Generally, you should receive your financial aid on your student account 10 days prior to the start of your study abroad classes. Student Accounts can then begin the process of any possible refund you may be receiving.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ALONG WITH A CHART OF FINANCIAL AID AWARD DATES PLEASE VISIT THE FINANCIAL AID WEBSITE