You’ve decided to go abroad, that’s fantastic! As you begin to plan for this life changing experience you may be concerned about funding your program. We are here to assist you in finding the necessary resources to fund your overseas program.You should first check with the Marshall Financial Aid Office and start thinking about your personal budget. Upon scheduling a meeting with Sarah Musgrave, Senior Financial Aid Counselor, you should complete the Cost of Attendance form which you can pick up at the Financial Aid Office, the Study Abroad Office, or print it from here.

Study Abroad Financial Aid Form

Scholarships will also be very useful in assisting you with your funding. You should first check with your specific program to see if there are any scholarships offered by them. You may also want to check with the Study Abroad Office to see if you are eligible for any of their in office scholarships. The Study Abroad Office offers Scholarship Workshops once every semester, be sure to check at the office to find out more information on the next workshop. You may be interested in the following scholarships listed below for you. Be sure to begin the application process well in advanced and check all websites for deadlines. It is common for application materials to be due 6 months or more ahead of your program start date.

For more scholarships go to http://www.istc.umn.edu/financial/scholarships/index.html and www.goabroad.com and click on their Scholarships tab and you should be able to search from a variety of different options.

Student loans may be the only option for added financial assistance. If this is the case, there are many lenders available. You may first want to check with your current bank to see what they can offer you. Majority of the time you will need to take out a regular student or parent loan. Student loans only allow you to borrow the cost of tuition less awards so you need to check with financial aid exactly how much that will actually give you. If you take out personal loans, there is also a cap on the amount but it should be high enough to incorporate all of your expenditures.

If you need to contact other lenders use the following websites for reference or you can do research to find others. Be sure to compare the interest rates of a couple of vendors before making a decision to ensure you received the best interest rate.

Loan to Learn Study Abroad Loan
Study Abroad Domain
Sallie Mae Loans
Study Abroad Loans