Scholarships & Financial Aid

Access the support you need to go far

Develop a financial plan prior to studying abroad and make sure you take advantage of scholarships and financial aid.

Before applying to your study abroad program, make an appointment with the Office of Student Financial Services to discuss your financial aid options.


National Security Educational Program (NSEP)

Provides funding (Boren Scholarships) for undergraduates and graduates studying in areas outside of Western Europe. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships: 800.618.6737 or visit Institute of International Education (IIE). The Academy for Educational Development (AED) administers graduate fellowships: 800.498.9360.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Offered through the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE): 800.618.6737. It provides substantial financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need.

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Provides information on a variety of scholarships and grants: 212.883.8200 or visit Institute of International Education (IIE).

Rotary International Foundation

The world's largest privately sponsored international scholarship program, and grants funding for study abroad to undergraduate, graduate, and vocational students. Scholarships provide for travel and living expenses, tuition, and academic fees. Contact your local Rotary Club, or write to Rotary International, One Rotary Center, and 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL. 60201; 708.866.3000.

Freeman Awards for Study In Asia

Granted to U.S. undergraduates intending to study in one of 15 Asian countries. Administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE): 800.618.6737.

Additional Resources

Students planning to study abroad may apply for federal and state sources of financial aid limited to the Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Pell Grant, and the Connecticut Scholastic Achievement Grant. Institutional sources of financial aid administered by USJ will be awarded only to students who are required to study abroad because of their major (i.e., Spanish, French, or other majors).


Students need to cover initial expenses, such as plane tickets, until their financial aid is disbursed after the start of the program.

Financial aid proceeds will first be credited to your USJ account. The University will then forward payment to the study-abroad program to cover any outstanding balance owed, providing the student gives USJ permission to do so. Otherwise, proceeds will be mailed directly to the student. Students are responsible for any charges not covered by financial aid.

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