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Study Abroad and Financial Aid

UMass Amherst offers outstanding education abroad and exchange programs. These programs are available to all students and most financial aid can be used to pay the costs. Financial Aid Services will take into account the exchange information that you provide and will increase your cost of attendance to reflect the educational expenses of your program. Additional loans may be available to help you supplement your financial aid package in order to take advantage of study abroad opportunities.


Financial Aid for Study Abroad

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If you are going on exchange:


In order for Financial Aid Services to provide aid for your study abroad program, you need to supply certain documented information.

To make sure the process runs smoothly, follow all of the steps outlined on the Study Abroad Information Sheet provided by Financial Aid Services. This details the information you need to supply, including program costs and airfare, specific documentation, and an Study Abroad Budget Worksheet.

The Study Abroad Information Sheet also gives guidelines for taking care of your financial aid needs while you are abroad (including filing the FAFSA for the following year).


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FAFSA Online

Financial Aid Information for Study Abroad

Study Abroad Application &Budget Worksheet

Exchange Workshops

To help you understand the aid process for our study abroad programs, we offer workshops during both the fall and spring terms.

Financial Aid International Exchange Workshops

Spring 2015 Schedule:

Friday,
October 10
,
1:00 pm
Campus Center Room
174-76

Wednesday,
October 15
,
2:00 pm
Campus Center Room 165-69

Friday
October 24
,
4:00 pm
Campus Center Room 904-08

Monday,
November 3
,
5:00 pm
Campus Center Room
174-76

Wednesday
November 12
,
11:00 am
Campus Center Room 917