Good News! Undergraduate students studying abroad on any type of credit-bearing program can use their financial aid, such as federal and state aid, loans, and scholarships, making it very affordable for students to study abroad. Unfortunately, Graduate Student UGS awards cannot apply to education abroad programs. However, both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the UC International Student Grant.
In order to apply financial aid to a non-UC program, students must register full time for a study abroad course and complete the Financial Aid Consortium/Contractual Agreement so that Student Accounts can process the payments. Payment will be made either directly to the program abroad or to the student’s UC account; however, it is the student’s responsibility to satisfy his or her financial obligations with the study abroad program provider. Tuition remission can be used toward study abroad. Students receving tuition remission should read the university's tuition remission guidelines. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send an email to Kitty Heard at the Financial Aid Office with questions about student financial aid.