Semester Financial Aid

If you are enrolled in an Emory College Study Abroad semester program, you can utilize all the same financial aid that you would qualify for on campus. Students are also eligible to apply for additional scholarship opportunities through Emory College Study Abroad. Examples include federal financial aid, state financial aid, Emory scholarships, and most outside scholarships. Since students in Emory programs remain fully registered at Emory, they receive institutional financial aid and scholarships, in addition to most state and federal aid. The Financial Aid Office will reassess your need, based on the actual cost of studying abroad, and will make appropriate awards up to, but not exceeding, the amount you would have received during a regular semester at Emory. If you are currently using the work study program, please see an advisor in the Financial Aid Office.

Types of Financial Aid Grants and Scholarships

Financial Aid Grants

Grants are usually money that does not need to be repaid, based on talent, financial need, or affiliation. Examples include the following: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Emory University Grants, Georgia Tuition Equalization/HOPE Grant, Georgia Student Incentive Grant, Georgia Governor's Scholarship, United Methodist Ministerial Scholarships, Student Courtesy Scholarships, and other outside scholarships. 

Work Study

If you currently have a work study job on campus, you may qualify for a replacement grant during your semester abroad. The replacement grant is based on the average of the prior two semesters' earnings, up to a cap of $1,250 for the semester. Please contact your financial aid advisor for further details about your eligibility. Note: It is not sufficient only to be eligible for work study, you must have been employed in a work study job on campus the two semesters prior to studying abroad.


Loans are available from various sources, including federal and state governments, the University, and private lenders. When you take out a student loan, you must pay it back - even if you do not complete your education. Examples include Federal Perkins Loans, Emory University Loans, Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, Emory Eagle Loan, Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, United Methodist Student Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans.

Financial Aid Office Contact

Any student receiving financial aid should at some point make an appointment with:

LaShawn Barnes
Office of Financial Aid

Other Resources

U.S. Department of Education
The Student Guide: Grants, Loans, and Work-Study

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student's Resource