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Student Financial Aid

Students applying for or currently receiving federal financial aid may use these funds toward their study abroad program costs, as determined by the Student Financial Aid office at UA.
Students who plan to use financial aid should request a study budget from their Education Abroad Advisor at UA via e-mail, utilizing the following steps:
1. Complete the interactive budget sheet using actual cost information from your program provider or host institution.
2. Submit the completed interactive budget sheet to your Education Abroad Advisor via e-mail after UA endorsement for your program. You must also include in your e-mail the cost information from your program provider or host institution.
3. Your Education Abroad Advisor will notify you via e-mail when your study budget is ready for pick-up in 135 B.B. Comer Hall.
4. Take the official study budget, signed by your Education Abroad Advisor, to the Office of Student Financial Aid in 106 Student Services where they will process your request. 

 
Note: Students participating in UA faculty-led programs do not need to request a study budget, but should take a signed copy of the summarized cost and payment sheet to Student Financial Aid, only after being accepted into the program. Submitting a study budget does not guarantee that you will receive federal Financial Aid.  The process to request undergraduate scholarship funds for education abroad is a separate process.
 
Federal financial aid funds are not released until 10 days prior to the start of the UA semester.

Students who will use federal financial aid to fund their program abroad must also complete a Current Enrollment Verification Certificate.  Within two weeks of the start of their classes abroad students must have this form completed and upload it to their UA study abroad application.  This document is proof that the student is enrolled full time in accordance with federal financial aid regulations. This document can be found in your UA Education Abroad Application while you’re abroad.

Students who plan to use Pre-paid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) program money should request a PACT Certification letter from their Education Abroad Advisor.  This form must be completed and returned to the Education Abroad Advisor who then submits it to Student Receivables on the student’s behalf.  Questions regarding PACT applicability may be directed to Kim Lake in Student Receivables: klake@fa.ua.edu.

Students who plan to use state G.I. Bill benefits should request a G.I. Bill letter from their Education Abroad Advisor.  The student must sign and return this form to the Education Abroad Advisor who then submits it to Student Receivables on the student’s behalf.  Questions regarding state G.I. Bill applicability may be directed to Kim Lake in Student Receivables: klake@fa.ua.edu.

Students who plan to use federal G.I. Bill benefits (i.e. Chapter 33 "Post 9/11", Chapter 35, etc.) should contact Jason Sellars in the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs at UA: ajsellars@ua.edu or 205-348-0983. 

 




 
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