Meredith College students have a variety of options for obtaining financial aid for study abroad. The Office of International Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Assistance to support study abroad applicants who utilize financial aid.

Register for a Study Abroad Funding Workshop

  • Learn more about study abroad program costs and estimated additional expenses
  • Create your own budget
  • Discuss financial assistance and scholarship opportunities
  • Plan ahead to meet deadlines
  • Brainstorm creative ways to save and plan for this important investment

Summer Programs
Additional loans are available to cover expenses for summer study abroad.  During the study abroad application process, you will meet with the Office of Financial Assistance to discuss your options.

Important Notice for Summer Applicants:
In order to be eligible for financial assistance in the summer, the following criteria must be met:

You must complete at least 6 hours of academic credit during the summer. Note: All 6 hours of credit do not have to come exclusively from a study abroad program. Six credits can be earned from a combination of U.S. summer school course work and study abroad.

Semester Programs
Financial aid that a student receives during the semester will transfer to an approved study abroad program during the first semester study abroad experience. This aid includes any Meredith-based scholarships, federal and state grants, or loans, etc. (including the NC Tuition grant). For subsequent semester study abroad experiences, only aid from non-Meredith sources may be used.

Applying for Financial Assistance

Steps for utilizing existing or additional financial aid for study abroad:

  • Review your program’s estimated budget, located on each study abroad brochure
  • Meet with the Office of Financial Assistance during the study abroad application process
  • File a FAFSA by the appropriate deadline.
  • Financial aid may be used to cover any expenses of studying abroad, including tuition, room and board, international flight, local transportation costs, visa and passport fees, and required vaccinations. Students will work closely with the Office of Financial Assistance to determine their eligibility for each loan category as well as the amounts available for the time they will be abroad.