Funding your Study Abroad
Study abroad is more accessible to students now than it has ever been.
If you thought you could not afford to study abroad, now may be the time to look into the many financial opportunities that exist.
Many scholarships are available to help make studying abroad more affordable. A good place to begin your search is at IIE Passport's Study Abroad Funding web site. In addition, Michigan State University has compiled some useful information on their You Can't Afford NOT to Go!
How to Finance Your Study Abroad Experience page, and some specific Information for Multicultural Students Studying Abroad: Scholarships for Multicultural Students. Georgia State University has also put together a helpful list of Resources for Minority Students, including scholarships specifically for African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/Latina Americans and American Indians.
Additional information can be found on the NAFSA - Association of International Educators' Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student’s Resource web page. They also have a Financial Aid for Study Abroad FAQ page and a page dedicated to Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants.
We have also compiled some information about other scholarship and loan sources to assist you in your search.
In most cases, federal loans, scholarships, and grants can now be applied to your semester or year long study abroad costs. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services, 615-460-6403, for additional information concerning how to apply your award.
You might want to print a copy of the Study Abroad Cost Estimator (PDF format) to assist you in your planning.