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For many students, studying off campus is only possible with financial assistance. We recognize this and work to connect students to the resources they need to study with us in the U.S. and abroad. We have designed a variety of programs — from summer to semester to yearlong options — to work for all kinds of budgets, and the resources on this page can help you better understand the options available to you to help lessen the costs of an off-campus program.
If you are interested in attending one of our programs but are concerned about the program fees, please contact one of our program advisors. We will work with you to talk through your financial options and determine what types of aid might be available to you.
All state and federal loans (such as FAFSA) can be applied to CCCU GlobalEd semester-long programs. To retain your loans, you must remain enrolled at your home institution or another higher education institution that can process your loans. For more information on the process of applying your student loans to an off-campus program, contact your home institution’s financial aid office and ask about their process and requirements.
Institutional aid policies differ at every school. You should consult with the financial aid office and off-campus studies coordinator at your school to learn more about your institution’s policies. If you need to be connected with your school’s off-campus studies coordinator, contact one of our program advisors.
PROGRAM COSTS & ANTICIPATED EXPENSES
The costs for each CCCU GlobalEd program vary, as will your personal expenses. Refer to your selected program’s Cost & Fees page to learn more about what is included:
Below are some of the most popular scholarships for U.S. students, regardless of where you go to school. In addition to these scholarships, there are many free, popular scholarship databases, including Fastweb, Scholarships.com, College Board, and Cappex. We also encourage students to ask about additional local, regional, or major-specific scholarships through their home institution’s Financial Aid or Off-Campus Study Office.
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
Applicable to our international programs outside of the U.S.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program also encourages students to study languages, especially critical need languages (those deemed important to national security).
Over 2,900 scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded yearly for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.
Gilman-McCain Scholarship (For undergraduate children of Active Duty Service Members)
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard) to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.
Boren Scholarship (For MESP students only)
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students by focusing on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.
The maximum scholarship award is $10,000 for a semester abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet the eligibility requirements may participate in any international education program that meets their academic objectives. FEA gives preference to applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad, including minority, community college, and first-generation college students.
Scholarships range from $1,500 – $10,000. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need.
Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship
Ashley’s Foundation first began in 2006 as a way of honoring the life of Ashley Soulé Conroy and as a way for Ashley’s family and friends to heal in the wake of her passing. Ashley loved travel, so her loved ones envisioned a small foundation, something that could offer scholarships in Ashley’s name to a few deserving university students planning to study abroad. They envisioned a way of helping these students realize their dream of studying in the far-flung corners of the globe that Ashley so dreamed of visiting herself someday.
Scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters in the amount of $4,000.
Explore the World Travel Scholarship
The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is awarded yearly by Hostelling International USA (HI USA) to help fund travel with an educational or service component. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30, be a U.S. citizen or green card holder, demonstrate financial need as outlined in the application guidelines, and reside or attend school in one of the select metropolitan areas where HI USA has a community presence.
Scholarships are in the amount of $2,000, paid in $1,000 installments pre- and post-travel.
Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarship
Scott’s Cheap Flights, which can be helpful as you start looking for flights to study abroad, offers a scholarship to help make those study abroad dreams possible. Many of the Scott’s Cheap Flights team members had their first international travel experience when they studied abroad.
The Scott’s Cheap Flights Scholarship awards $1,000 two times per year.
Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Scholarships are awarded for fall, spring, and summer terms.
The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive a $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad and one travel backpack.