Don’t let financial concerns stand in the way of your plans to study abroad! Take advantage of all the options available to you:
Study Abroad Grants for Syracuse and Visiting Students (Need-based Financial Aid)
The Office of Financial Aid awards Study Abroad Grants (SAG), based on financial need, that range from $250-$2,000 for 3 credits and $500-$4,000 for 6 credits. Need is determined by the previous academic year’s FAFSA information. For Syracuse students, this information should already be on file with the Syracuse Financial Aid Office. Please note that eligibility for SAG awards is determined after acceptance to a summer program offered by Syracuse Abroad. Students are automatically considered for these grants, and the Office of Financial Aid will email students if a grant has been awarded. Changes in registration will result in financial aid adjustments.
Syracuse University graduate students seeking financial aid assistance should consult with their home college or institution.
Summer Grants for Center programs
Additional funding is available for Summer Center programs! Summer grants will be allocated to Syracuse University undergraduate students, based on financial need, applying to summer 2021 programs at Syracuse Abroad centers in Florence, London, Strasbourg and Madrid. Combined with the traditional summer grants, undergraduates with the highest need applying to study in one of these locations this summer could receive up to $9,000 in grants. Need level determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
Students are eligible to borrow through the Federal Stafford Student Loan Program. You may also borrow with a Plus loan or an Alternative Loan. The amount undergraduate students may borrow is based on the number of credits they have completed before the beginning of the summer program. Contact the Financial Aid office at your home institution to find out how much you may borrow.
More information regarding summer financial aid, including loan options, can be found on the Syracuse Financial Aid website.
Syracuse University Matriculated Students
Students matriculated at Syracuse University must apply for their loans through the Financial Aid Office on main campus. All students applying for assistance for the summer should follow the application procedures for applying for financial aid. This includes completing a FAFSA and a Syracuse University financial aid application. Additional information and applications for summer financial aid will be available at the Financial Aid Office.
Students matriculated at colleges and universities other than Syracuse University may be eligible to receive financial assistance through their home colleges. Before applying to a summer study abroad program, students should contact their home college financial aid officer regarding their institution’s policies. In some cases, the home college will agree to process financial aid for its students.
If the home college refuses to process financial aid for the summer term, Syracuse University may be able to process the student’s aid if the student’s home school agrees to sign a consortium agreement with Syracuse University. For detailed steps on this process, please contact Syracuse Abroad at 1-800-235-3472.
External Scholarship Opportunities
Syracuse University Abroad maintains an extensive list of outside scholarships for its students.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers scholarships of up to $5,000 to U.S. citizens and Pell grant (federal financial aid) recipients. Gilman encourages applications from students from diverse ethnic backgrounds; students going to non-traditional study abroad destinations; students in fields underrepresented in study abroad; and students with high financial need. Students studying a Critical Need Language are automatically considered for an additional $3,000 supplement for a total possible award of $8,000. One in three Gilman applicants wins an award. Funding for fall, spring, and summer study is available.
Visiting students should check with their study abroad office for additional pertinent information about applying for the Gilman.