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-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.