Financial aid funds are available for study abroad; however, all degree-seeking UNC Charlotte students in good academic standing, who are interested in education abroad program, and wish to use their financial aid for this purpose, must complete the study abroad process with the Office of Education Abroad, and the necessary steps required to receive credit for course work taken at the “Host” school.
Before your study abroad period:
- While most students are able to use financial aid to assist with the cost of studying abroad, it is very likely that you will need to cover these expenses up front, and then be reimbursed at a later date by financial aid or other sources.
- Due to federal regulations, these funds very rarely come through in time to use them to cover your study abroad expenses directly.
- We encourage you to make arrangements to have your expenses covered up front.
After your study abroad period:
- Have your final transcripts submitted to UNC Charlotte for continued financial aid eligibility determination. If this does not occur, all aid will be removed from your account.
- Per the US Department of Education, your transcript must be received in order to determine:
- Whether the final transcript may impact your eligibility under Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) rules;
- Whether you may have withdrawn from school. If so, financial aid funds must be recalculated and could result in a balance owed to UNC Charlotte;
- Whether you ever started every class – if not – school must perform financial aid recalculation and you could owe funds back to UNC Charlotte.