Study Abroad - Financial Aid for Study Abroad
HPU Financial Aid policies for study abroad programs vary depending on the duration and type of program. Below is general information about what types of financial aid can be used; however, students should meet with their financial planning counselor to see how their aid may be applied to a study abroad program of interest.
HPU Financial Aid for Full-Semester Study Abroad: The availability of financial aid for full-semester programs depends on the program to which a student is applying. More types of aid can be applied to HPU-affiliated programs than unaffiliated programs. Students should print and discuss the full-semester policy with their parents and their financial planning counselor.
IMPORTANT! Federal Financial Aid requirements have changed! Students using Federal Financial Aid (Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, etc.) towards an unaffiliated study abroad program cannot have their aid transferred to the program provider or institution abroad. Instead, they must redirect their FAFSA to pay the study abroad program directly. In most cases, this means students must be accepted as a degree-seeking student at the institution abroad, move their aid, and then move it back to HPU upon completion of the term abroad. For more information, download the Financial Aid Policy.
HPU Financial Aid for Summer Study Abroad: Many HPU students exhaust available financial aid funding during the fall and spring semesters. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning for more specific information about available aid.
HPU Financial Aid for HPU Unleashed! Study Programs: Like summer study abroad, many HPU students exhaust available financial aid funding during the fall and spring semesters. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning for more specific information about available aid.
The one-time Study Abroad/Study America stipend for students entering HPU Fall 2007 or after ($1,000 for Keller Scholars, Presidential Scholars, and Presidential Fellows; $500 for Leadership Scholars and Leadership Fellows) can be used only for HPU Unleashed! study programs. This stipend cannot be applied to full-semester or summer study abroad programs.
Financial Aid for non-HPU students: Visiting students who are not regular HPU students must complete Consortium Agreements with their home schools and follow all instructions provided by the home institutions. HPU does not award aid to visiting students.
Other Resources Related to Funding of Study Abroad Programs
Student financial aid guide by Monster.com
Requirements for federal aid programs
Scholarships based on destination country of study abroad
Various tips and links
The College Board listing of scholarship resources
Over 30 sites offering scholarships
International Financial Aid Center
Transitions Abroad Scholarships
International Student Scholarships
Boren Scholarships for International Study
Arcadia University Scholarship Application
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Scholarship
Institute for Study Abroad-Butler Scholarship
Institute for International Education of Students (IES) Financial Aid
School for International Training (SIT) Scholarship
Freeman ASIA Awards
David L. Boren Scholarships
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships
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