Applying to Study Abroad

Study abroad programs (such as Foreign Study, Exchange Student or Independent Study) may be coordinated through individual departments, the Overseas Study Office, International Study Center or other educational institutions.

Application Procedures

If you are participating in a study abroad program sponsored by Georgia State University your aid will be awarded based on your registration at Georgia State University.

If you are participating in a study abroad program sponsored by another school, you must provide the financial aid office a letter from your academic advisor certifying that the class(es) will transfer back to Georgia State and will apply to your degree and complete the Consortium Agreement form. This form may be obtained on the financial aid forms webpage.

Disbursement Procedures

You must have on file within the Financial Aid Office a signed Consortium Agreement verifying hours enrolled and cost of attendance from the host institution, as well as a signed academic approval letter before any financial aid can be disbursed to your account. Your financial aid refund check will be directly deposited into your bank account or a refund check will be mailed to the address listed on your account during the regular disbursement period for each academic term.

Available Aid

Federal Programs

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Loan)
  • Perkins Loan
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

State Programs

  • Regents Scholarship
  • HOPE Scholarship (HOPE Certificate)

Institutional Programs 

  • Institutional Matching Grant
  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship


Plan Ahead. You are responsible for the transfer of grades back to Georgia State. To ensure that all requirements are met before leaving campus, begin to secure all required documentation early in the semester before the term you plan to study off campus.

Change your address with the Office of the Registrar before leaving campus so all correspondence will be sent to your correct address. Do not forget to change your address when you return.

The Office of Financial Aid suggests that you begin the process of completing the FAFSA and gathering other documents by the deadline for each semester as listed below:

Term Deadline
Fall Semester April 1
Spring Semester November 1
Summer Semester February 1