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Study Abroad and Financial Aid

Participating in the Study Abroad program through IUPUI gives students a chance to obtain credit for their major, minor, or for their general education, but in a different type of learning environment. Students can work with the Study Abroad Office to determine what program would best fit their interests. The program may last a few weeks, a semester, or even an entire year. It is a great opportunity for students to expand their global perspective while also attending classes and receiving credit. For more information about the Study Abroad Program, please visit their website at

Most financial aid may be applied to IUPUI and IU-sponsored programs.

Financial aid is usually in the form of loans, grants, or scholarships. You must register for at least six credit hours for the term you will study abroad.

In order to be eligible you must have a current FAFSA on file, along with meeting all other criteria, such as meeting our Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Also, you must be eligible to register for course OVST-Y495 or OVST-Y496, which is determined by the Study Abroad Office. This is our indicator that you are eligible to receive financial aid for the overseas program.

PLEASE NOTE: Financial aid is not disbursed until the beginning of the respective term. Be prepared to make certain program payments in advance. Contact financial aid early to determine your financial aid eligibility and make sure your aid information is set.

Your budget for the program is determined through the Study Abroad Office. This allows us to make changes to your budget to make room for additional aid if you are eligible.

Some financial aid will not apply for overseas programs. For example co-sponsored programs through IU (e.g., IES, CIEE) or external programs will not allow you to use the fee benefit, FSA awards, fee remissions, or assistance to children of disabled veterans. In order for those awards to apply, you must be paying actual tuition costs either at IUPUI, IUPUC or IUB.

You must submit a Credit Transfer Agreement for non-IU and non-IUPUI programs (i.e., programs which only award transfer credits) before you are eligible to receive financial aid. You must also enroll in an appropriate transfer credit course.

If you plan to participate in a program through IUB, or any other IU campus, please make sure to complete the Overseas Study Consortium Agreement. This requires you to meet with your academic advisor and submit the completed Agreement to IUPUI Office of Student Financial Services. From there, IUPUI and the other IU campus work together to award financial aid to you for your program.