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All programs vary in costs. Consider travel, tuition and living expenses as you plan for your experience. Your study abroad advisor can help find the right program for you. Many programs are based on USU tuition.

There are resources to help fund your study abroad experience. You can apply for financial aid, grants, scholarships, and setting up payment plans.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

If you normally qualify for financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans, you may also apply these awards to your study abroad program fees and tuition.

Please see the guidelines for using financial aid during a study abroad program on the Financial Aid page. Please discuss any questions you have about financial aid with your study abroad advisor and your financial aid counselor.

Study abroad programs costs can be offset by using grants and scholarships. Typically, scholarship applications are due about six to nine months before you plan to study. We recommend applying to scholarships as soon as possible, even before acceptance.

Featured Scholarships

USU Exchange

The Office of Global Engagement is offering scholarships for USU exchange programs. Scholarships up to $1,500 per semester per student may be available.

Gilman Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

If you are currently receiving a Pell Grant, then you are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad.

Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and the application deadlines and timemline.

Check out Gilman Scholar and USU student McKinley's posts from Peru as she blogged for the Gilman Scholarship Program.

USU Scholarships

U.S. Government Scholarships

Regional/Country Specific Scholarships

Graduate School Scholarships

Popular Study Abroad Scholarships

Deadlines vary. Please refer to program websites for most current application and deadline information.

Find a scholarship that fits your program and needs. Choose from popular national scholarships or use a scholarship search engine to find more.