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Financing Study Abroad

When considering where you want to study abroad, it is important to pay close attention to what programs take which parts of your financial package. For each program you are interested in, complete a Study Abroad Cost Sheet to provide to the Financial Aid Office to understand how your financial aid will be impacted (note: in some cases, you may receive more financial aid).

Once you are aware of how much funding is left to cover, there are a number of scholarships and grants offered by our 3rd party providers and other external organizations that you can apply for.

Federal and State Financial Aid

(Examples include: Cal Grants, Pell Grants, etc.)

All programs that we partner with take federal and state student aid (Pell grants, federal loans, etc.)

Only exchange programs accept state aid (Cal grants, etc.)

Menlo College Financial Aid

(Examples of these scholarships include: Dean Scholarship, Menlo Grants, Early Oak Award, etc.)

If you study abroad with our exchange partners, your Menlo College aid will count towards the semesters you study abroad.

If you choose to study with one of our third party providers – IFSA, CEA, and GAV – your Menlo College aid will NOT count towards the term you study abroad. (You WILL be eligible to receive this aid for future semesters at Menlo when you return from study abroad.)

*** Note for summer and winter programs: Aid may or may not be available, depending on whether or not you have used your total aid eligibility during the academic year. Be sure to check with financial aid to determine whether or not you can receive aid for a summer or winter program!

External Scholarships and Grants

Our partners have a variety of scholarships and grants available. You can visit your websites to learn more:
Cultural Excursions Abroad Scholarships
Culture Excursions Abroad Grants & Vouchers
Institute For Study Abroad

NAFSA: Association for International Educators – Resources for Financial Aid and Study Abroad

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