University of Delaware

Institute for Global Studies

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid for UD students

If you are a student at the University of Delaware, Federal financial aid you receive -- Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Perkins, PLUS and Direct loans, etc. -- can be applied to the cost of study abroad. If you are not currently receiving federal aid, you may wish to consider applying for it to help cover your overseas expenses. It is important to keep in mind that any financial aid you wish to apply to program fees for study abroad programs must be received and processed before you leave for your study abroad destination. Promissory notes must be signed and their amounts must be reflected in your university account in advance.

Federal financial aid may be used to cover portions of the program fee and tuition. Students should check with UD's Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) regarding how their federal aid and scholarships can be used, and when they will be disbursed.

If you are not currently receiving federal financial aid but are interested in applying, complete the online FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) form at This site provides details concerning the federal financial aid program, as well as instructions on how to complete the online application. Please ensure that you apply at least four weeks in advance of all payment deadlines to allow for processing and award packing. If you are applying later than this and are selected for a Verification Audit review, please contact an SFS advisor to ensure that your packaging is not delayed.

If you have already applied for financial aid for study abroad and/or have scholarship availability, please make an appointment with an SFS Advisor by calling 302-831-2126 or writing If you are approved to receive financial aid for study abroad, make sure that before departure you complete all requirements to disburse aid, resolve open items in your Financial To-Do list, and ensure that all study abroad fees will be covered.

If you are receiving Commitment to Delaware aid, please note that this funding cannot be applied to the program fee and may or may not be applicable to study abroad program tuition.  Commitment to Delaware recipients should contact the Student Financial Services office with questions about the applicability of their aid package BEFORE making a final commitment to study abroad.



Financial Aid for Non-UD students

If you are a student from another school, financial aid from your home institution may be applicable to UD study abroad. For example, federal loans and grants (Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Perkins, PLUS and Direct loans, etc.) can be used for study abroad. See the financial aid officer at your college or university to determine whether your current financial aid can be used for UD study abroad. And ask whether there are any other scholarships, grants, or loans for which you can apply. But remember any financial aid you want to use for study abroad must be received -- checks must be signed and processed -- before you depart for your destination.

Once you have found financial aid from your college/university that you want to apply to a UD study abroad program, and the institution has a consortium agreement with the University of Delaware, have your institution send the appropriate completed consortium agreement forms to Lisa Chieffo, Associate Director, Institute for Global Studies, Elliott Hall, 26 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19716. If no consortium agreement exists between your school and the University of Delaware, have your school write a letter requesting an agreement. Again, send the agreement request to Lisa Chieffo as soon as possible. If there are any questions, contact Ms. Chieffo at 302/831-2852 or

Federal financial aid can be used to cover the final balance of program fees, and may also be used on some interim deposits (though not on the initial deposit). If you're receiving financial aid, all forms must be completed, checks must be signed, and the information must appear on your student account to confirm that you're receiving the aid and that your fees will be covered-before departure.

  • Institute for Global Studies  •   Elliott Hall, 26 East Main Street  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: (302) 831-2852  •   Fax: (302) 831-6042  •   © 2013