Study Abroad Financial Aid

Your first step in learning about study abroad opportunities at DePaul is to visit the Global Engagement website. There are two types of study abroad programs:

DePaul Study Programs

These programs allow you to study off-campus in an approved program through DePaul. This is the most common and often the most affordable study abroad option for DePaul students who are receiving financial aid, as funds apply to these programs. ​​

Non-DePaul Programs

These are programs not sponsored or offered through DePaul. They are typically offered by other universities or by external agencies. Financial aid opportunities can be more limited for these programs, and additional financial aid paperwork is always required once academic approval is obtained. ​

Study abroad counselors will guide you through the pre-approval processes required to make sure all your foreign study credit is pre-approved and applicable to your degree.

Financial Aid Resources Available for Study Abroad

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and the Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan are the most common funding sources for graduate and professional study abroad opportunities.

Graduate and Law students who are already receiving the maximums under the Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan program can often receive additional funding from the Federal Direct Grad Plus Loan. See Federal Loans for more information.

Private educational lenders also offer loans for study abroad educational expenses.

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