Our New Approach to Awarding Scholarships & Aid
At the 2023 IES Abroad Annual Conference, we shared exciting updates about the launch of our IES Abroad High-Impact Aid Commitment, which is our new approach to awarding need-based aid and scholarships.
The High-Impact Aid Commitment Program furthers IES Abroad’s commitment to increasing access and equity within study abroad. Our fresh approach to financial aid focuses on funding transparency and supporting students with financial need.
We’re excited to announce that beginning Spring 2025, IES Abroad students with financial need will be eligible for up to $7,000 in financial aid for semester programs, and up to $3,000 for summer programs.
Highlights of the High-Impact Aid Commitment
IES Abroad launched the High-Impact Aid Commitment pilot in Spring 2024 with a group of 12 institutions representing schools across our Consortium.
We've received more than three times as many financial aid applications from pilot school students compared to this time last year, and students with the highest need are receiving an average of $2,000 more in financial aid.
And, there’s a nearly 200% increase in confirmed participation from Pell-eligible students!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing more information with our Consortium members regarding their institutions respective financial aid policies related to study abroad.
We look forward to continuing to make study abroad an accessible experience to all students.
More About IES Abroad Financial Aid
We offer $6 million in scholarships and aid to IES Abroad study abroad and internship students. From automatic public university grants to diversity scholarships to need-based aid, our funding portfolio is designed to support students at various levels of financial need in making study abroad a reality.