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Funding Resources

One of the biggest concerns about studying abroad is how to finance the program. While studying abroad can be very costly, many students in financial need manage to do so every year! Plan early and strategize with International Education Center (The Bone House) and Financial Aid (103 Parks) staff.

Some funding possibilities:

  • Georgia College students who have applied for a study abroad program may also apply for the Georgia College Study Abroad scholarship fund. Applications are available through the study abroad application website at studyabroad.gcsu.edu. Be sure to submit applications by the deadline (February 1 for summer, fall and academic year programs; October 1 for spring programs).  Important information about the GC Scholarship fund.
  • Other organizations also offer study abroad scholarships, primarily for longer, more intensive programs, financially needy students, and students taking less studied languages. Check out the Institute for International Education (IIE) database of available scholarships. 

Hope Scholarships pay some in-state tuition for eligible students. Information is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Out-of-state waivers are available to out-of-state students going on Georgia College programs. Information is available in the International Education Center.

Federal Aid – both Pell Grants and Stafford Loans – is available to eligible students for approved study abroad programs. Information is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Ask relatives and friends to contribute birthday and Christmas gifts to a special study abroad fund.

Students often organize fund-raising projects – bake sales, car washes, silent auctions, raffles, etc. – to benefit their study abroad.

Service organizations and churches to which students and their parents and friends belong are sometimes interested in helping students in return for a presentation on the study abroad experience upon return.

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