UGA students who have been awarded financial aid may receive that financial aid to study abroad in a UGA study abroad program or through an approved program sponsored by other schools or organizations.
UGA students studying abroad in UGA study abroad programs only need to meet the standard requirements to receive financial aid - no additional paperwork is required.
UGA students attending study abroad programs sponsored by other schools or organizations must complete the Office of International Education's Credit Approval Form in addition to meeting the standard requirements to receive financial aid for which they are otherwise eligible.
HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Students
HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship eligible UGA students studying abroad through other HOPE/Zell Miller eligible institutions (such as other public or private schools within the state of Georgia) will also need to complete the HOPE Transient Form. The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) then will then notify the host institution if you have HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility for that term and if so, they will award your HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship for that term.
HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship eligible UGA students studying abroad through programs sponsored by schools or organizations not eligible to award HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships will be awarded by OSFA the UGA HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship Award Amount for which they are eligible.
Student Accounts disburses financial aid ten days before the start of the study abroad program or UGA semester start date, whichever is later. Federal and state regulations do not permit aid to be disbursed earlier than 10 days prior to the first day of classes. If you intend to use your financial aid to pay for the program expenses, you will need to be prepared to pay for those expenses in advance and be reimbursed when the disbursement is made.
Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement
Financial aid applicants and recipients must demonstrate they are making measurable progress toward earning a degree by maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Substantial delays in posting international transfer credit are common, and may result in the temporary loss of financial aid eligibility until the University receives the grades and we are able to reconsider your Academic Progress.
If you have any questions regarding student financial aid and studying abroad, please feel free to contact our office at (706) 542-6147, press 1.