Funding Study Abroad
Federal and State Aid
Coastal Georgia students may receive the awarded Federal Student Aid (FSA) for which they are otherwise eligible when enrolled in a study abroad program, and are not required to complete any additional financial aid processes. As a reminder, awards are based on the individual student’s status, aid eligibility, and a variety of other factors.
If the student has remaining Pell Grant eligibility, it will be awarded based on the amount remaining and number of credit hours enrolled in for their study abroad program.
HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships
For study abroad programs, the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship will only pay the standard tuition rate per credit hour enrolled. Students must meet the HOPE eligibility requirements. If a student is awarded a HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship for summer, but does not meet the requirements during the spring semester, the Office of Financial Aid will remove the HOPE/Zell Miller award from the student's account for summer.
Students may use their loans to pay for their study abroad expenses. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) to receive the loan.
Other Financial Aid
Other financial aid such as the CCGA Study Abroad Scholarship are applied to the student’s College of Coastal Georgia account; however, the Office of Financial Aid can only apply the funds once the College has received the scholarship check and only on the semester for which it is awarded. Any funds that are posted after the student has left for and/or completed their study abroad program will be applied to their account as a refund. The student should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket any expenses until any scholarship check is received.
Please review the online directory with detailed information on hundreds of scholarships, grants, and fellowships available for undergraduate study outside of the United States through
Other useful links
- Fund for Education Abroad
- Gilman Scholarship(if you are Pell Grant Eligible)
- AIFSA Abroad Scholarships
Veterans Education BenefitsMilitary veterans are encouraged to pursue study abroad. You should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Specialist & Veteran's Affairs Coordinator, Email Valeska Carter, about how veteran students can use GI Bill benefits to fund these programs. Helpful resources for military veterans include the following:
- Post 9/11 GI Bill: Study Abroad Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2018
- Helping Military Veterans Study Abroad, NAFSA, 2016
- GI Bill Benefits for Study Abroad, IIE
Your Financial Aid Counselor
Nicole Ransom (M–Z)