UMass Amherst offers 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 award in order to take advantage of study abroad opportunities.
Financial Aid for Study Abroad
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.
- You must have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file.
- You must have completed all of the paperwork required by the International Programs Office.
Please note that not all study abroad and domestic exchange programs are eligible for financial aid. Contact Sharon Ruth in Financial Aid Services for more information about your eligibility.
Sharon Ruth, Assistant Director
Financial Aid Services
243 Whitmore Administration Building