All aid depends on the availability of funds and the student' eligibility
Federal/ State Aid
Typically, eligibility for Federal and State aid is the same for study abroad participants as for students who remain on campus. For information, refer to Types of Financial Aid. To help with Summer Study Abroad Program costs , Private/Alternative Educational Loans are recommended.
Students should allow sufficient time for processing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Aid Office recommends that students complete the FAFSA at least 6 weeks prior to a Study Abroad Program. If applying for a student loan, please allow at least 4 weeks for processing the loan. For priority dates/deadlines for financial aid programs, please refer to Types of Financial Aid .
All students receiving financial aid must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress . Typically, students on financial aid probation may receive financial aid while attending courses other than Study Abroad classes. However, Study Abroad participants on financial aid probation are not allowed to receive federal and state financial aid for Study Abroad Programs. Some students decide to enroll in classes other than Study Abroad classes until their financial aid probation has been removed. After the probation has been lifted, students may apply for financial aid for a Study Abroad Program. To determine if you are on financial aid probation, login to your personal account via WebMT.
Private/Alternative Educational Loans
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Scholarships/Financial Aid Resources for Study Abroad
Academic Scholarships - Refer to Scholarships . During the Fall and Spring semesters, the work obligation is waived for Study Abroad participants who receive Academic Scholarships.
Study Abroad Scholarships and Program Specific Scholarships - Contact the Office of Education Abroad and Student Exchange at (615) 898-5179 or go to www.mtsu.edu/~mtabroad.
Departmental Scholarships - Various departments may have funds available for Study Abroad Scholarships. For information, contact the faculty member sponsoring the Study Abroad Program.