How to Apply
Financial Aid for Study AbroadGreat news – if you’re participating in an approved study abroad program, you can qualify for financial aid. In fact, your award will still be determined on financial need, just like you were studying on campus. Though you won’t receive additional scholarships or grants, you can apply for an additional Federal Direct PLUS loan or a Private Loan with a credit-worthy co-signer.
The Global Education Office will work closely with you to create a budget of your study abroad costs. They’ll factor in any additional expenses into your cost of attendance at Concordia – which will help you be eligible to borrow additional loans. These expenses can include living expenses and spending money. You can take out additional loans to receive a refund that can be used for living expenses and spending money. But we’ll only issue a refund if your loans are in excess of your Concordia charges.
Just so you know, tuition exchange benefits are not applicable to study abroad. You are still eligible to apply for FAFSA, and the Financial Aid Office will determine if you are eligible for any need-based aid.
How to Apply
- Meet with the Office of Global Education to create your study abroad budget and review the costs of the program and timelines of any deposits/prepayments.
- Complete the FAFSA and any other additional documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office.
- Receive your Financial Aid award.
- If you are in need of additional loan and want to visit about loan options to cover the extra expenses, please contact the Financial Aid Office to schedule an appointment.
- Complete any applications for additional loans.
- Contact the Business Office to make sure that you have the appropriate arrangements made to receive your refund check if you have taken loans greater than what you are billed for by Concordia.
For financial aid eligibility and loan options
Financial Aid Office
Billing or refund requests
Program specific costs, deposits, prepayments and deadlines
Global Education Office