Financial Aid for Study Abroad
The majority of your financial aid awards can help fund semester-long study abroad programs. Early planning for study abroad helps you make cost-effective decisions and allows you to prepare financially with savings, scholarships, private educational loans 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 will greatly lessen any challenges you may face.
- You must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at SUNY Cortland on at least a half-time basis and be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by the College and by the Financial Aid Office.
- Study abroad courses must earn credits and be applicable towards your degree program at SUNY Cortland.
- File aid-year specific FAFSA and complete verification if required.
- File aid-year specific TAP application.
- You may not postpone your graduation in order to study abroad and receive financial aid.
- Winter session study abroad programs will not qualify to receive financial aid.
- You will not be able to receive federal Work-Study funds for study abroad.
- You will not be able to receive financial aid for study abroad courses that do not earn SUNY Cortland credits.
- Certain scholarships may not be used towards study abroad expenses.
- Contact the International Programs Office and obtain the study abroad program cost budget form.
- Make an appointment with your financial aid advisor to discuss your aid eligibility.
- Summer/Fall/Spring applicants must complete the Financial Aid Study Abroad Request form with their financial aid advisor.
- Summer study abroad applicants must complete the Summer Request for Financial Aid.
- Follow up with your financial aid advisor once approved and registered for courses.
- Contact the Student Accounts Office to make payment and/or refund arrangements.