The SU Abroad Plane Loan Ticket Program allows students who are fully funded with need based financial aid to apply their financial aid funds toward the purchase of their plane ticket abroad. The program is not designed for students who have a family credit card or other reasonable means to cover the cost of the plane ticket, i.e. parent loans. Please note: Non SU, international, graduate, and non-aided students do not qualify.
Students must be anticipating a refund on their Bursar account after all SU costs have been paid to participate in this program. If a student has a credit on their MySlice Bursar account in excess of the purchase price of the plane ticket, they may book their ticket through Advantage Travel, and the cost will be deducted from their financial aid funds (prior approval must be given before a student reserves a ticket through Advantage Travel).
For qualifying students, the University is, in essence, providing a loan against anticipated financial aid refund to purchase a ticket. SU Abroad will guarantee payment to the travel agency, which will be repaid by the credit on the student's Bursar account.
Students must receive full financial need based aid (combination of grants, scholarships, and student loans) to cover the cost of their tuition, program fee, and plane ticket. Approval from the SU Abroad and Financial Aid Office is required also.
Students enrolled in the HEOP, SSSP, and CO-Gen programs will be automatically considered for the program, but should complete the application to indicate their interest in participating. Other students funded close to cost of attendance can apply to the Plane Ticket Loan Program by completing an application.