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.

Pell Grant

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

Furthermore, you can check out Go Overseas for tips on scoring scholarships and links to some search engines specific for scholarships that may help you.

Veterans Education Benefits

Military 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:

Your Financial Aid Counselor

If you have any questions about your award, please select contact your financial aid counselor. Financial aid counselors are assigned based on the student’s last name Susan Bratten (A–L)

Nicole Ransom (M–Z)
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