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Financial Aid

Can I Afford Study Abroad?

YES! Early planning for study abroad helps you make cost-effective program decisions, and it also helps you prepare your finances through savings, scholarships, and financial aid. Financial aid applies to study abroad and, in some cases, your eligibility will increase to cover additional expenses.

When comparing study abroad costs, note that program fees often cover full-time tuition, housing, and most meals. Some programs actually cost less than enrollment at the University!

Penn State does offer scholarships for abroad students, and, here’s something to keep in mind, MILLIONS of dollars in grants and scholarships go unused because no one has applied. Funding is available, but it will take some time and patience to seek and discover! The International Programs Office provides resources on these and a variety of other scholarships available to undergraduate students. Be sure to stop by and start researching the many financial options available to you soon!