How to Apply for Study Abroad Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the University Financial Aid Application and the Parent and Student Signature Form by the April 30th deadline. If you are selected for verification, you must also submit a signed copy of your parent’s federal tax return and W-2 form/Parent Non-filer Statement and a signed copy of your federal tax return/Student Non-filer Statement. Requests for this documentation will be added to your SIS Student Center To-Do List.
If you are studying abroad in the fall term, your financial aid awards will be made available during the summer on your Student Information System (SIS) Student Center, provided we have all of the required information.
If you are studying abroad during the spring term and have already submitted the above forms for the current year, you will not need to complete these forms again. Your financial aid eligibility for the spring will be reviewed in November. Adjustments to your financial aid will be available to view on your SIS Student Center.
If you are studying abroad during the summer term and have already submitted the above forms for the current year, you will not need to complete these forms again. Your financial aid eligibility for the summer will be reviewed beginning in March. Adjustments to your financial aid will be available to view on your SIS Student Center.
On your Study Abroad Financial application, answer yes to the question: “Do you wish to apply for financial aid for study abroad?” Answering yes to this question allows Student Financial Services to be notified of your request to be considered for financial aid.
- THOSE IN NON-UVA PROGRAMS, PLEASE COMPLETE STEPS 3 AND 4. Check to see if UVa has a consortium agreement on file with your study abroad institution, or host school. Study abroad consortium agreements on file are listed here:
Study Abroad Consortium Agreements On-File
A consortium agreement is a contract between UVA and a host institution and is signed by each school’s registrar and financial aid office. A valid consortium agreement must be on file in order for you to be eligible for financial aid during your study abroad term. If you do not see your study abroad institution on this list, please contact our office for a blank consortium agreement.
- Submit official costs of your study abroad program if you are studying on non-UVA programs and exchange programs. The costs affiliated with the term or year abroad should include required program fees and expenses including books, room and board, local transportation, airfare, and personal expenses. Official costs are defined as costs provided by the study abroad program (i.e. program brochure, website). Making personal estimates and submitting these estimates is not sufficient.
Study Abroad Cost List
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