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Study Abroad

You may be able to receive financial aid while studying abroad

What does the financial aid office do?

After the Global Learning Office processes your Course Approval Form and the Registrar’s Office enrolls you in your study abroad place holder, we will begin reviewing your aid eligibility. This can take up to six weeks after enrollment. We complete the following steps:

  • Identify your estimated Cost of Attendance for studying abroad
  • Adjust your financial aid to reflect your current eligibility
  • Disburse your financial aid in accordance with federal regulations
  • Advising as needed

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my financial aid apply to my study abroad costs?

For Direct Exchange Programs, your aid will disburse no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of your classes. Your aid will then begin to pay the tuition owed at Boise State and the $325 study abroad fee. Any excess aid would be refunded to you.

For Outside Programs, your aid will disburse no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of your classes. The only charge that financial aid will cover automatically is the $325 study abroad fee. Any excess aid would be refunded to you. You are responsible for paying charges due to your outside program.

USAC Deferment Form

Can I use my GEM, WUE, or Treasure scholarship while studying abroad?

This is allowable for Direct Exchange Programs. This is because you still have tuition charges through Boise State.

This is NOT allowable for Outside Programs. This is because you have no tuition at Boise State. Your scholarship will be deferred automatically and you will get confirmation of this action through your BroncoMail.

Can I use other scholarships when I study abroad?

Student’s should be able to use all other scholarships when studying abroad unless there is language that specifically prevents it. To double check if your scholarship can be used when studying abroad please email scholarships@boisestate.edu.