Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Fall and Spring Study Abroad Programs

Students are charged Puget Sound tuition and fees for their study abroad program. If the program includes housing and meals (all or partial board plan), the student will also be charged the Puget Sound rate for housing and meals.

Federal and State Financial Aid
For eligible students, Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Washington State Need Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans may be used for Puget Sound study abroad programs. Work study benefits are not transferable to the study abroad program charge.

Puget Sound Scholarships and Grants
Puget Sound scholarships and grants are available for use on study abroad programs to students who demonstrate financial need.

  • Students who complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and demonstrate financial need may use, in conjunction with federal and state aid, their Puget Sound scholarships and grants up to their level of financial need.
  • Students who do not complete the FAFSA or demonstrate financial need are not eligible for Puget Sound scholarships during their semester abroad.

Please consult with Student Financial Services to determine the amount of your Puget Sound scholarships and grants that will be available for study abroad.

Determining Financial Need
Your financial need is determined by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the cost of attendance.

Cost of Attendance - EFC = Financial Need

Summer Study Abroad Programs

All students participating in summer study abroad programs will be billed for their program costs through Puget Sound. Students will pay the cost of their specific program plus a $500 administrative fee. The payment deadline for summer study abroad programs is the first day of Summer Term 1. Deposit deadlines, tuition, and terms for each program are detailed on your International Programs Financial Agreement.

Summer Financial Aid
If your summer study abroad program is worth 2 or more academic units, you may be eligible to borrow up to 1/3 of your federal loans for the academic year. No institutional aid is available for summer study abroad. To apply for summer financial aid, you must complete the Summer AFA.