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The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because of failing to explore alternative methods of funding. The Financial Assistance Coordinator at International Programs (IP) is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis* in addition to meeting personally with each student needing assistance. Students who have received some form of financial aid throughout their collegiate careers, as well as those completely new to the process, receive expert care every step of the way. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, Florida State students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website at finaid.fsu.edu.

Technology Fee (NOT included in program fees)

Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2014-2015 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.

After registration, the student must go to www.fees.fsu.edu to pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Financial Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Financial Services (http://controller.vpfa.fsu.edu/Student-Financial-Services/SFS-For-Students/Payments/Late-or-Non-Payment). International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops, Fall Semester 2014

Financial Aid and Financing Study Abroad Workshops, Fall Semester 2014

Financial Aid & Financing Study Abroad Workshops will be held at the Student Life Building, room 101. See dates and times of workshops below. WALK-INS WELCOME!


  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 06, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Financial Aid

We know the financial aid process can be very confusing and somewhat overwhelming, so we provide step-by-step guidance for the whole process. We also have a member of staff who specializes in financial aid for study abroad students, so if the document below does not address your questions, please feel free to contact Rod Mack.



For more information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid

Scholarships

Scholarship and Discount Opportunities

Scholarships
International Programs is pleased to offer over $130,000 worth of scholarships annually.
Note: Availability of all scholarships will be subject to funding.

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International Programs Anniversary Scholarship
In honor of our 50th Anniversary in 2007, International Programs established a scholarship fund of $75,000 with the intention of increasing the number of Florida State students who study abroad. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better may apply for this need and merit-based scholarship. Scholarships will be available fall, spring and summer sessions.

International Programs Achievement Scholarship
International Programs offers $20,000 annually to the creme de la creme of the FSU student body. Florida State degree-seeking students who have an overall GPA of 3.8 or better may apply for this merit-based scholarship. Scholarships will be available fall, spring, and summer sessions.

International Programs Spring Break Program Scholarship
International Programs offers a limited number of scholarships for high achieving students participating on FSU International Programs spring break programs. Applicants must be Florida State degree-seeking students with an overall GPA of 3.8 or better and no demonstrated financial need OR an overall GPA of 3.5 or better with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships will be awarded in denominations up to 25% of the program fee.

Minority Scholarship
Nationally, less than twenty percent of those who study abroad are minority students. In an effort to help more minorities study abroad, the Florida State University has offered a Minority Scholarship for over twenty years. Florida State degree-seeking ethnic minority students with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better may apply for the Minority Scholarship. This scholarship can be applied toward a fall and spring semesters in Florence, London, Panama City or Valencia.

Psychology in London Program Scholarship
This new scholarship was established to encourage more FSU Psychology majors to participate in the Psychology in London program. Each scholarship will be $2000, and there may be more than one award each summer. This scholarship is need- and merit-based, and is available for FSU students participating on the summer Psychology in London program.

Spring Break Programs Scholarship
We have recently begun offering spring break programs, which are short trips that complement a course being offered in Tallahassee during the spring semester. An increasing percentage of students are only able to go abroad for a short period of time, and we want to encourage students to participate on these new programs. We are offering scholarships worth up to 25% of the program fee for FSU degree-seeking students who have a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need, or who have a 3.8 GPA with no demonstrated need.

William Cullen Klein Memorial Scholarship
This new scholarship was established in memory of Cullen Klein, a talented linguist double-majoring in Spanish and Chinese. His family established the scholarship in his memory to help open the world to other students by studying abroad. FSU International Programs will determine the amount of each scholarship; this scholarship is merit-based, and is available for FSU student participating on the summer Tianjin program.

Multi-Term Discount
Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the International Programs Office, with a 3.0 average or greater in course work at the international location(s), are eligible for discounts for subsequent IP programs. Scholarships are $500 for summer sessions or $1,000 for fall or spring semesters. These savings have already been built into the program fees for First Year Abroad Program students. Non-resident FYA students are not eligible to apply for this award.

Scholarship Application Deadlines:

Term Deadline
Spring 2015 September 10, 2014
Spring Break 2015 November 5, 2014
Summer 2015 December 3, 2014
Fall 2015 April 1, 2015
Spring 2016 September 9, 2015
Spring Break 2016 November 4, 2015

Scholarships Administered by Other FSU Departments

For information about study abroad scholarships administered by other FSU departments, view the following links:

Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships:
Available through the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. Contact the department for guidelines.

Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships:
Humanities majors participating in the Florence Program may apply for Audrey Wilson Florence Travel Scholarships. Apply through the director of the FSU humanities program. Contact the Program in Interndisciplinary Humanities at shawkeswood@fsu.edu or 850-644-9121.

Bess Ward Honors Travel Scholarship:
Florida State University liberal studies Honor students and Honors in the Major students may apply for a Bess Ward Honors Travel Scholarship. For more information see the Honors Blackboard site.

College of Arts and Sciences International Enrichment Fund Scholarship:
Available through the College of Arts and Sciences students who meet certain requirements and are attending an FSU International Program (more information available on the scholarship's website):

Scholarship List
General listing of scholarships that may be available for international study. Download list here.

Scholarships may be available for students participating in the International Affairs (England) and the Policy Studies (Croatia) specialized programs. Please contact the program leaders for further information or email International Programs at intprog1@admin.fsu.edu.

Related Materials

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External Links

Study Abroad Loans

Florida Prepaid

Florida Prepaid

Students receiving Florida Prepaid tuition, local fees and/or dorm benefits, may defer a portion of their Program Fee against Florida Prepaid funds. Completing and submitting the fee deferment request form will allow IP to bill Florida Prepaid and apply these funds toward the program fee balance. Completion and submission of the fee deferment request form allows this process to occur.

Students may obtain the deferment form online.

To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during a summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must send a letter authorizing the use of the benefit. Letters should be mailed to: Florida Prepaid, 1804 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 210, Tallahassee, FL 32308. For more information, contact them at 850-309-1660 ext. 4134.

Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.

How much is my Florida Prepaid worth if I study abroad?  The following rates are effective as of Fall 2013: 


# Credits Enrolled FPP Tuition FPP Local Fees* Dorm Rate
1 $115.08 $34.73 $2550.00
2 $230.16 $69.46 Per term*
3 $345.24 $104.19
4 $460.32 $138.92
5 $575.40 $173.65
6 $690.48 $208.38
7 $805.56 $243.11
8 $920.64 $277.84
9 $1035.72 $312.57
10 $1150.80 $347.30
11 $1265.88 $382.03
12 $1380.96 $416.76
13 $1431.04 $451.49
14 $1611.12 $486.22
15 $1726.20 $520.95
16 $1841.28 $555.68
17 $1956.36 $590.41
18 $2071.44 $625.14

Quick Links

Financial Aid Office www.finaid.fsu.edu
Deferment Forms (applicable to admitted students only)
Florida Bright Futures www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf
Florida Prepaid www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf

*Contact FPP for authorization instructions to use dorm
account during a summer term: 850-309-1660 ext. 4134

Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used toward a semester abroad.  Florida Bright Futures Scholarship funds are available during the fall and spring terms only. Students must complete a FAFSA to be eligible to receive Bright Futures funds for which they qualify.  If a student receives Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds and wishes to defer a portion of his or her program fees, the student must complete the fee deferment request form provided at the time of acceptance.

The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates. Additional information may also be available through the Florida State Office of Financial Aid, www.finaid.fsu.edu.

Credit
Hours
Bright Futures
Academic
$103/Per Credit Hour
Bright Futures
Medallion
$77/Per Credit Hour
6 $618 $462
7 $721 $539
8 $824 $616
9 $927 $693
10 $1030 $770
11 $1133 $847
12 $1236 $924
13 $1339 $1001
14 $1442 $1078
15 $1545 $1155
16 $1648 $1232
17 $1751 $1309
18 $1854 $1386

 

Quick Links
Financial Aid Office www.finaid.fsu.edu
Deferment Forms (applicable to admitted students only)
Florida Bright Futures www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf
Florida Prepaid http://www.florida529plans.com/main/contact.html

Information for Non-FSU Students

Financial aid
Students who receive financial aid should meet with their financial aid office and discuss plans to study abroad with Florida State. Additional loan monies may be available because the estimated cost of attendance to study abroad is generally higher than studying at the home campus. Most schools require a consortium agreement be signed by the host school (Florida State). Obtain this from the home school and send it to The Florida State University International Programs, A5500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420. We will obtain the necessary signature and return it promptly to the student’s home school. Please read our financial aid procedures: international.fsu.edu/Students/Prospective/College/Financial_Aid.aspx.