Scholarships & Budgeting

We understand that financing your program is an important part of the study abroad process, and a significant concern. Whether you're seeking scholarships, exploring budget-friendly options, or learning how to manage your budget abroad, there are plenty of financing opportunities to make your global ambitions a reality. 

More Scholarship Opportunities


The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. To be eligible for the Gilman Program, applicants must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant during the time of application or provide proof that they will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of their study abroad program or internship. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

You will need to meet with the Office of Global Engagement before you submit a Gilman application.

Boren Awards provides up to $25,000 funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in regions critical to U.S. interests: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Recipients will commit to work in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

See more details of Boren Awards here. 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers grants for individuals to immerse themselves in a foreign country for an academic year. Two grant types are available: Study/Research and English Teaching Assistant. This opportunity is open to graduate students, recent graduates, and young professionals who are citizens of the United States. The number of grants awarded annually is contingent upon the availability of federal funds.

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. 

FEA awards up to $10,000 for an academic year abroad, $5,000 for a fall or spring semester abroad, and summer scholarships are pro-rated based on length of program. FEA also partners with many study abroad organizations, such as CAPA, AIFS, and SIT through their Access Partner Program, to reach students studying abroad through a myriad of organizations.

All students are encouraged to apply, preference is given to students of color, first-generation college students, community college students, and students with high financial need.

All provider programs host numerous scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Inquire about existing opportunities and funding support by checking out their website, reaching out to a program representative, and beginning the search process early.

Find more funding opportunities here:


Planning Your Budget  

Stockton Overseas Travel fee: $200. Mandatory for all students.

Program fee: Program fees vary depending on the type of program

Provider Program Application Fee/Deposit: Usually non-refundable. May go towards total program cost. 

A majority of students receive financial assistance when studying abroad, however the amount or type of support depends on a variety of factors. Check with financial aid to inquire about any Pell Grant, EOF, GSG, TAG, and Stockton Promise aid that may transfer to your program abroad. 

Any financial aid coverage a student receives will follow the same loan disbursement calendar dates. Students should be prepared to front the costs of their program to be later refunded.

Please note that a student's FAFSA must be submitted to apply any existing, transferable aid.

Three key factors that may affect overall costs:

  1. Destination - Certain destinations may have a higher cost of living. Reference the Department of State's Foreign Pier Diem Rate, or this Cost of Living site for location-based insights. 
  2. Provider - Program fees vary across providers. Pay close attention to what is/is notincluded in their program fees
  3. Travel Date - Specific times of the year may influence air fare rates