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Funding (Financial Aid and Scholarships)


Students often assume it is more expensive to study abroad than to remain on UT's campus, however many education abroad destinations offer lower tuition and cost of living! Furthermore, several funding opportunities exist between financial aid and scholarship resources. UT Students pay only the cost associated with their program abroad and a UT Travel and Insurance fee. Students will not pay UT tuition, fees, or room & board during their time abroad.


Financial Aid

Students should meet with a financial aid counselor to determine how financial aid will be applied towards an education abroad program. Click here to find your financial aid counselor. 

In most cases, students can apply Federal Student Aid and Bright Futures Scholarships to education abroad experiences. Federal Financial Aid that typically transfers may include: the Pell Grant, Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized loans, and Parent PLUS loans. Scholarships specific to UT do not transfer towards education abroad; these include all UT merit scholarships, departmental scholarships, the UT Need Based Grant, and the Florida Resident's Access Grant (FRAG). 


Scholarships and Awards

For detailed information on Study Abroad Scholarship and Award offerings from foundations and service providers, please visit the following page:
Education Abroad Scholarships and Awards



Most program providers offer both merit and need-based aid. Consult the provider's web site for available scholarships, deadlines and other details. Also contact your education abroad advisor as some program providers make their aid available through the UT Office of International Programs.