Study Abroad

Students studying abroad in an approved study abroad program will be considered for the same federal, state, and institutional aid programs that would be available if they were studying in Charlottesville, except for the federal work-study program. If your costs for studying abroad are lower than studying in Charlottesville, as is the case often for out-of-state students, your financial aid will be lower in kind. If your costs for study abroad are higher than studying in Charlottesville, as is the case for most in-state students, your financial aid may not cover all costs associated with your program of study. Remember, for terms in which you are studying abroad, your aid will be calculated as if you were studying in Charlottesville.

The amount of aid awarded by Student Financial Services will be based on the student's demonstrated financial need.  Federal, state and institutional grants awarded during the semester abroad will not exceed the amount the student would receive while studying on-Grounds for a term.  Students interested in studying abroad should always look at the budget sheet of estimated costs before committing to a study abroad program.

Applicants should be aware there is a limited amount of scholarship and grant funding available for students studying abroad. Students with demonstrated financial need who wish to study abroad will be considered for a Study Abroad Grant, which may provide additional aid for study abroad program costs or substitute for need-based loans. The grant may be used for study on UVA Programs, Exchanges, or other approved study abroad programs. To be considered for grants and scholarships, please submit the ISO Scholarship Application

Semester at Sea is managed by Colorado State University.  Students interested in Semester at Sea should contact Colorado State University for more information about the program.