Study Abroad

Financial Aid eligibility for Study Abroad is determined by the type of study abroad program you choose

Students may participate in FGCU Study Abroad and Exchange programs or Affiliate Study Abroad Programs.

  • FGCU Study Abroad and Exchange Programs are those for which you are eligible to receive credits and grades that will be counted in your FGCU cumulative grade point average.
    • Financial aid will disburse in accordance with the FGCU academic calendar. 
    • Students mus plan accordingly to pay any study abroad program fees out-of-pocket and receive reimbursemnet once their financial aid is dibursed. This applies to summer study aborad programs as wel..
    • Study abroad academic performance may affect future financial aid eligibility.
  • Affiliate Study Abroad Programs are part of another university or college and you will only receive transfer credits at FGCU. Grades may appear on your unofficial FGCU transcript but not on your official FGCU transcript and will not be included in your FGCU grade point average.
    • To receive any financial aid for an affiliate program, you must receive approval from the FGCU The International Services office and your FGCU academic advisor to transfer the credits to your FGCU academic record.  The FGCU Financial Aid Consortium Agreement must be completed by the student, by the student's academic advisor at FGCU and by the Host Institution's Financial Aid Office.
    • The FGCU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office must receive the completed FGCU Study Abroad Consortium Agreement before any financial aid can be disbursed, and prior to the start of the Study Abroad Program.

Any study abroad program for which you will not receive transfer credits or grades at FGCU is not eligible for any financial aid funds.

Financial Aid Funding Source FGCU Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Affiliate Study Abroad Programs
Federal Pell Grant

Yes

Yes

Federal SEOG

Yes

No

Federal Work-Study

No

No

Federal Stafford Loans

Yes

Yes

Federal PLUS Loans

Yes

Yes

FGCU Grants

Yes

No

FGCU Foundation Scholarships

Yes

No

FGCU Tuition Waivers

Yes

No

Gilman International Scholarship Program

Yes

Yes

Florida Student Assistance Grant

Yes

No

Florida Bright Futures

Yes

No

Additional study abroad opportunities and resources are provided by the Office of International Services. The Office of International Services is located in Reed Hall 122. They may be contacted via email internationalservices@fgcu.edu.