Financial Aid Available:
Gilman International Scholarship Program The Gilman Scholarship Program
offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the
International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards
for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at
a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad
if you qualified to receive Hope scholarship, your tuition can be covered by the
check with your institution for more information
contact your financial aid office for different options.
- Other outside sources:
Instructions for Study-Abroad Students
with Financial Aid at Their Home Campus
from the study abroad handbook published by the VSUís
Center for International Program)
- If students do not currently receive financial aid,
you can go to the Financial Aid Office and pick up a Free Application for
Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). Students should submit the completed
application to the Financial Aids Office.
- If students will be participating in a summer program,
make sure you apply for summer session aid.
- If you are participating in a program not sponsored by
your home campus, pick up a Consortium Agreement Enrollment Form from the
Financial Aid Office. Submit the completed form to the Financial Aid
- If financial aid will not cover all of your charges,
make sure that the Bursary office and the program coordinator will receive
the remainder of fees not covered by financial aid when payments are due.
- Make sure that you sign all promissory notes
associated with your loans before you leave the country. Loans will not be
disbursed without a signed promissory note on file at the financial aid
office. It may be a good idea for you to designate power of attorney to
someone here so that person can sign legal documents for you while you are
- Students are strongly encouraged to apply for Regentsí
Study Abroad Scholarship, and explore other sources of funding at
- Students pay tuition separate from program fees.
Tuition is paid directly to the institution where the
students is registering for courses.
- Program fees may be paid by check, make out to Dalton State College, and
sent to the Program Director by the participating professor or Asia Council
- Tuition and program fees may be due before students
receive financial aid checks. If possible, work with your financial aid
office to arrange early disbursement of checks. If students are not able to
receive financial aid in time to make payment
deadlines, contact the bursary office or local banks to inquire about
short-term loans. It will not be possible for students to pay program fees
late, as these fees are used to cover program costs due by specific dates.
- When in doubt, call the financial aid office, the bursary, your program
director, or the office of international program