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).
    • The Enrollment Agreement must be signed by each student’s academic advisor to confirm that the program satisfies degree requirements.
  • The Study Abroad Office encourages all students to verify that all necessary steps have been completed with their financial aid advisor.

Additionally, banks may offer private loans with reasonable interest rates that can be used towards the cost of study abroad. For more information on financial aid, see: