3 Main Types of Study Abroad Programs
Financial Aid for Study Abroad Program
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is March 1.
- Visit the Study Abroad Office to choose a program.
- Be enrolled at least half-time.
- Contact the Mountaineer Hub for information on aid eligibility. Documentation of trip costs may be requested when determining your financial aid eligibility.
- Seek out study abroad scholarships.
- If studying abroad through an affiliate program, you must also:
- Submit a "Transient Financial Aid Request" form available on the Forms section of our website.
- Submit a "Study Abroad Credit Application" completed with the Study Abroad Office.
- Once those documents are received, WVU will contact the affiliate for additional documentation before determining aid eligibility.
Types of Aid Which May Be Used For Study Abroad:
WVU Out-going Exchange program: Federal grants, loans, state aid, scholarships, and waivers.
Federal grants, loans, state aid, scholarships and waivers.
- Affiliate program: Federal grants and loans.
PROMISE and Study Abroad
- If you are studying abroad through WVU in an Exchange or Faculty-led program and tuition and fees are charged to your student account with WVU, you can receive the PROMISE scholarship as normal for the semester.
- If you are studying abroad through an affiliate company and as such do not have tuition and fee charges your WVU student account, you must request a deferral through the state agency (H EPC) to maintain your PROMISE Scholarship eligibility. You will not be eligible for the award in the semester you are studying abroad through an affiliate company.
- Before renewal of your scholarship, transcripts of the credit hours earned during the study abroad program must be received by WVU and posted to your student record.
You will be responsible for deposits or other payments due prior to the WVU scheduled disbursement of financial aid for the semester for which you are traveling.