Financial Aid

Students who are participating in SJSU-sponsored study abroad programs can use financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans [except work study]) that they qualify for.* In some cases, awards may be adjusted if a study abroad program costs more than a semester of study at SJSU. Financial aid cannot be used for non-sponsored programs through other universities or education abroad providers.

Students who participate in short-term summer programs, particularly Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs (FLP) and Summer School Abroad (SSA), will only remain eligible for financial aid if the total number of units taken over the summer session is 6 or greater. This can be achieved entirely through participation in an FLP or SSA program, or in combination with other summer session courses taken at SJSU. There is a separate process for applying for summer financial aid; visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office's website for more information. Please note that aid is not disbursed until the start of summer session in June, but program payment deadlines will be earlier in the spring. Financial aid is not available for winter study abroad programs.

Review the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office’s website for more information about financial aid and SJSU study abroad programs. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early by completing the FAFSA and speaking to the financial aid counselors responsible for study abroad students:

Carolyn Guel
Associate Director
Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Jenisha McCoy
Special Programs Coordinator and Financial Aid Counselor
Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

*Students receiving California Grants A or B cannot use this form of financial aid with ISEP Direct programs. All other forms of financial aid (federal, scholarships, etc.) can be applied to ISEP Direct. 

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