Take the guess work out of applying for IES Abroad financial aid and study abroad scholarships. Let us do the work for you!
We have many different aid programs and each program has its own eligibility requirements. Use the online aid application below to tell us a bit about yourself and upload the documents described below so we can determine every aid possibility for which you are eligible. Within five business days, you will hear from us confirming your eligibility. Apply early - funds are limited.
Aid Application Deadlines
- Summer - April 1
- Fall/Academic Year - May 1
- Spring/Calendar Year - November 1
Applications must be received and complete by midnight Central Time of the deadline date.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO APPLY
Submit a creative personal statement of no more than 500 words describing your goals for studying abroad in your selected location. We would like to know how you are uniquely qualified to receive IES Abroad financial aid and how our aid will help you reach your stated goals. If applicable, include information about your background and/or how you have overcome adversity as a traditionally under-represented student. Traditionally under-represented students in study abroad include, but are not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, sex, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, marital status, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. IMPORTANT - Your name MUST appear on any document you submit or your application will be rejected.
Current Aid Information
In order to determine your eligibility for some of our aid categories, we need to see an official document that details your current financial aid profile. If your aid package is not yet available for your study abroad semester, submit the most recent aid profile information available to you.
Listed below are four acceptable documents that provide the aid information we need. You only need to upload one document, but that document must have all of the information that is listed on the example. No other documents will be accepted and documents with missing or incomplete information will be rejected. IMPORTANT - Your name MUST appear on any document you submit or your application will be rejected.
Upload one of the following:
- Student Aid Report (SAR) - PREFERRED DOCUMENT
We prefer to receive this document because it contains all of the information we require. If you submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) then you have access to a Student Aid Report (SAR). Click here for more information on the SAR. We only need the first two page of this document.
- Financial Aid Award Letter
If you have been offered financial aid from your current school, you should have received an award letter detailing your aid package. Click here to see an acceptable sample award letter. Make sure your letter contains all of the information that is shown in the example.
- Shopping Sheet
Some schools provide a document known as a shopping sheet. This document lists all of the aid you have been offered, along with other important details. Click here to see an example of a shopping sheet. Ask your financial aid office if they can provide you with a copy of your shopping sheet.
- Student Aid Profile Document
If you are receiving aid from your current school and are unable to provide any of the above documents, you can use our Student Aid Profile document. Take it to your financial aid office and ask them to complete it and return it to you.
Multi-Term Students (Academic Year, Calendar Year, Split Year, etc)
If you would like to be considered for aid in the second term of your sequence, you must submit another aid application and all supporting documents by the aid deadline for the second term.
Special Instructions for International Students
Non-US citizens attending a college or university in the US and participating in an aid-eligible standard IES Abroad program are eligible to be considered for IES Abroad aid. If none of the above documents apply to you, please upload an explanation of how you are funding your education. Please mention all sources of funding - family, government, outside scholarships, etc.
IMPORTANT - Federal guidelines require that any document detailing student financial aid data must be submitted by the student to IES Abroad. Your school cannot send us your aid information directly.
Based on how you answer the aid application questions, you may be required to upload additional required documents.
Customized Programs and Full-Time Semester Internship programs are ineligible for any IES Abroad aid.
Applicants to January Term programs will only be considered for need-based aid, if eligible; maximum award $500.
Questions? Email [email protected].