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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.

Make sure to budget wisely and plan for how to afford to live abroad.


Financial Aid

Students should meet with a financial aid counselor to determine how they will apply financial aid towards an education abroad program. In most cases, students can apply Federal Student Aid and Bright Futures Scholarships to education abroad experiences.

 Click here to find your financial aid counselor. 


Federal Financial Aid that typically transfers may include:

  • The Pell Grant
  • Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized loans
  • Parent PLUS loans
  • Florida Bright Futures
  • EASE ( Effective Access for Student Education Florida Resident Grant)
  • FSAG ( Florida Student Assistance Grant)
  • Private Loan with Outside Lender

Scholarships specific to The University of Tampa do not transfer towards education abroad; these include:

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Deans Scholarship
  • Minaret Scholarship
  • Spartan Scholarship
  • International Baccalaureate Scholarship
  • Transfer Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Army/Airforce/ Navy ROTC scholarships
  • UT Athletic Grants and scholarships
  • UT merit scholarships
  • UT departmental scholarships
  • UT Need-Based Grant
  • UT Specialized scholarships

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 website 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.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
The School for Field Studies (SFS)
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Semester at Sea
Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)
Academic Programs International (API)
SAI Programs
Institute for International Education of Students (IES Abroad)
Arcadia University College of Global Studies (Arcadia)
CAPA Global Education Network
School for International Training (SIT)