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 per semester, and 9 credits per semester for graduate students. Aid availability for short-term programs varies.

  • 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).
  • Financial aid packages are subject to change based on the change in program costs.
  • For questions regarding financial aid, students should contact Tara Micgiel in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or their financial aid advisor.

Non-NC State Programs:

  • 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 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.

Email Ms. Lowell West with any questions.

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