Can I use my financial aid package for study abroad?
For semester-long study abroad programs, Ohio Dominican University students are usually eligible to apply most of their financial aid to an approved study abroad program. All federal and state aid usually applies including: Federal Pell Grant, Ohio Choice Grant, Ohio Instructional Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford and Parent Loans. Accepted study abroad students participating in co-sponsored programs will pay tuition and housing directly through their program provider. All financial aid arrangements must be made prior to leaving for the semester abroad.
For short-term programs (such as summer programs or faculty-led programs), you should consult with the Financial Aid Office to research your options before the trip. It may be possible to borrow federal loan programs if you are earning 6 or more credits for the short-term trip. There will be some institutional scholarships for students participating in faculty-led programs.
Please note that all financial aid arrangements must be made prior to leaving for the semester abroad.
FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide www.finaid.org/otheraid/exchange.phtml
International Education Financial Aid www.iefa.org/
Council on International Educational Exchange www.ciee.org/scholarships.cfm
IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding www.studyabroadfunding.org/
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Program www.rotary.org
Institute of International Education www.iee.org
National Security Education Program www.iee.org/nsep
The Freeman- ASIA Award Program www.iie.org/pgms/freeman-asia
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship www.iie.org/gilman
IIE Midwest Educational Associates Scholarship www.iie.org/midwest/grant
Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad grants www.phikappaphi.org/abroad
College Board www.collegeboard.com
FastWeb scholarship search www.fastweb.com
Currency Converter www.oanda.com/convert/classic
International Student Travel Confederation www.istc.org
Council Travel www.statravel.com
Financial Resources for International Study: A Guide for Us Students and Professionals (Financial Resources for International Study) by Marie O'Sullivan (Editor), Sara J. Steen (Editor)
Free Money for Foreign Study: A Guide to More Than 1,000 Grants and Scholarships for Study Abroad (Paperback) by Laurie Blum (Author)
Fulbright U.S. Student Program www.cies.org
Marshall Scholarships (UK) www.marshallscholarship.org
George Mitchell Scholarships (Ireland) www.us-irelandalliance.org/
Rhodes Scholars (University of Oxford, England) www.rhodesscholar.org/