Financing Education Abroad

Money is an important part of any Study Abroad decisions!

Wondering what aid sources, you may have to help with your study abroad program? Fill out the Study Abroad Financial Aid Inquiry Form and submit it to the Education Abroad Office in Carter Hall 203. We will send it on to financial aid, so they can give you an idea of what funds you currently have available to use toward study abroad, based on this year’s FASFA.

However, remember that once you are accepted to a Study Abroad program, you will need to submit a Study Abroad Budget Sheet, and your budget and aid eligibility may change. Your financial aid budget for the semester may need to be adjusted, allowing you to obtain the higher amount needed for the study abroad experience.

Full Semester Study Abroad students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as possible each year. The FASFA must be completed no later than April 31st for students planning to study abroad in the Fall semester. While the FASFA is not required for Scholarship eligibility, it could aid in identifying other sources of financial support for Study Abroad students.

Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising will help to make your trip more affordable and serves as a way to educate the public.

  • Birthday coming up? Request financial gifts or loans instead.
  • Set up a crowdfunding site such as GoFundMe.
  • Write a creative letter to all your relatives, asking for financial support in exchange for monthly letters or photos while abroad.
  • Some local businesses may work with you on fund-raising so that you receive a portion of their profits on a particular day.
  • Ask friends to join you in raising money by painting, cleaning or washing cars.
  • Ask your church, synagogue or temple to sponsor a special offering, dinner, or raffle and give the proceeds for study abroad.
  • Sell coffee and baked goods with a sign stating your purpose.
  • Ask family members to donate frequent flyer miles.
  • Save all your spare change in a jar – small amounts can really add up!


Once accepted to a Study Abroad program, there are several study abroad scholarships for which you can apply! Check your study abroad provider’s website for any scholarships offered to program participants. Several scholarships you already receive here at Campbellsville University may also be applicable to Study Abroad.

Regional and National Scholarships

Scholarship Resources

Students are also encouraged to speak with their departments for additional scholarships.