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Financial Aid

Study Abroad Financial Aid

Saint Xavier University students can participate in two types of programs abroad:

  1. SXU sponsored short-term programs led by SXU faculty members.
  2. Non-SXU sponsored short-term, semester and academic year programs organized by other U.S. universities or program providers.

Students who are studying abroad apply for financial aid in the same manner as those who are studying on campus. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed on an annual basis. If you have already completed your FAFSA for the year in question, it will be used to determine your eligibility for aid for the term(s) you are studying abroad.

Non-SXU sponsored study abroad programs are approved for credit by SXU and are considered SXU enrollment for financial aid purposes, allowing you to retain many forms of student financial aid while studying abroad. In reviewing study abroad program costs, you will find that many semester long programs are similar to the cost of one semester on campus (including tuition, housing and meals). 

Once you have decided on a study abroad program, make an appointment to meet with Jacki Griffin, Associate Director of Financial Aid, by scheduling with her directly or contacting the Office of Financial Aid and requesting to meet with her. Bring the SXU or non-SXU sponsored program cost sheet with you, including estimated out-of-pocket costs, such as spending money. 

Be sure to allow adequate time to process financial aid forms for overseas programs.

Note: The SXU tuition waiver cannot be applied to non-SXU sponsored study abroad programs.