Financial Aid

Students are eligible to receive financial aid (including loans, grants, and scholarships) for the cost of any study abroad program if the courses fulfill degree requirements and the student is taking a full course load. A full course load for undergraduate students is 12 credits a semester or 6 credits during summer terms.

  • Qualifying students typically receive a combination of loans and grants (summer financial aid is generally only available in the form of student and/or parent loans).
  • FAFSA should be completed as soon as available and by the end of February of the academic year prior to when the program starts (NC State FAFSA school code: 002972).
    • If students are planning to study abroad and the February deadline to submit FAFSA has passed, financial aid may still be available. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid immediately for more information.
  • The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid requires all students to complete an Enrollment Agreement Form (see “special enrollment forms” – additional forms may be required).
  • For questions regarding Financial Aid, students should contact Tara Micgiel in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or their financial aid advisor.

Payment Deferral for Financial Aid Recipients
Students anticipating receiving financial aid may be eligible to defer their program cost.

NC State Students:

  • NC State Summer, Spring Break, Winter Break, Other Short-term, ISEP Exchange, China: Donghua Textiles, and all Prague Institute Programs:
    • Signed Study Abroad Office Program Balance Deferment Agreement
    • Summer participants only: submit a $300.00 deposit payment that will be applied to the total program cost
  • Non-NC State programs (including Semester in Spain):Students should contact the coordinator of their program to request a deferment, if their aid will be disbursed after the program payment deadline.

Non-NC State Students:

  • Submit the following to the Study Abroad Office by the payment deadline:
    • Signed Study Abroad Office Program Balance Deferment Agreement
    • Documentation of financial aid award amount and timing of disbursement. Students should meet with their home university’s financial aid office to obtain this information.

Program Balance Deferment Agreement: email Ms. Lowell West to request a deferment agreement.

For more information on financial aid, see: