Many programs are comparable in price to a semester on campus. All students register for classes through BYU while abroad and are, therefore, eligible for financial aid. BYU academic scholarships and some BYU department scholarships may be applied to your program cost. Additionally, funds received from federal financial aid programs and off-campus scholarships usually transfer to cover the cost of your international experience. International Study Programs (ISP) advises students to verify eligibility with the granting entity to ensure they are able to receive anticipated funding while abroad.
Please notify the Financial Accounts assistant, 207 HRCB, (801) 422-6690, firstname.lastname@example.org, and the Financial Aid office, D-155 ASB, (801) 422-4104, of any financial discount you plan to apply to the cost of your international study program. The BYU financial aid office has created this useful list of FAQs regarding how to use your financial aid on study abroad.
ISP PROGRAM DISCOUNT
The ISP office offers financial assistance to undergraduate students participating in its programs. These program discount amounts vary depending on financial need, GPA, year in school, major, length and type of program, and other pertinent factors. Typical ISP Program Discounts may be in the range of $0–1,000.
Only currently enrolled, undergraduate BYU–Provo students with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for the ISP Program Discount. Students must also submit a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline listed in the current online application. International students should contact ISP Student Services, 101 HRCB, (801) 422-3686, or email@example.com, for further information on how to obtain a FAFSA score. Participants on almost all study abroad and field school programs and some internship programs are eligible to receive the ISP Program Discount. For a current list of the programs that qualify, contact ISP Student Services.
OTHER AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
On the Kennedy Center Scholarships page (kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships/), view other international scholarship and grant opportunities sent to us from outside sources that may apply to your international study or research plans. Some of these are prestigious scholarships that require a more extensive application than the ISP Program Discount but generally equate with more financial aid.
The BYU academic tuition scholarship may also be applied to your program costs. The credit hour requirement for this scholarship is lowered for students on Study Abroad and Field School programs (12 credit hours during fall and winter semesters). The credit hour requirement for this scholarship is lowered for students on most Internship and Direct Enrollment programs (9 credit hours during fall and winter semesters; 4.5 credit hours during spring or summer terms).
Check with your college’s advisement center. They can make you aware of scholarships that are specific to your major or minor.
Most off-campus scholarships can also be applied to your program.
Pell Grants, Stafford, and PLUS loans, and other federal financial aid can generally be applied to your program.
There are a number of scholarship and funding opportunities outside of BYU. Please browse our list here.