Butler University supports students who wish to include the
study abroad experience in their education. Students must select a
study abroad program from the approved list of programs available
from the Center for Global Education (CGE) in order to retain
financial aid eligibility.
Students studying through an exchange program either with
International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) or one of the Butler
University Exchange Programs will be able to apply ALL financial
aid to program costs. Actual award amounts will be available after
the student has received a Financial Aid Notification (FAN) for the
year in question and as soon as the Office of Financial Aid has
been notified of the program in which the student plans to
Students studying abroad in approved IFSA and consortium
programs with other universities are eligible for one-half (50%) of
their Butler University awards and ALL federal and state aid.
Butler University awards include, but are not limited to: Academic
Scholarships, Audition Awards, Butler University Grants and endowed
and departmental scholarships.
In order to receive Butler University funds for study abroad
programs, the student must complete one full academic year at
Butler University prior to the beginning of the study abroad
Since students are billed directly by the program and must
submit payment directly to the program sponsor for non-Butler
programs during the summer, students are not eligible for federal
or institutional financial aid. Students should discuss their
options with the Office of Financial Aid before registering for the
Procedures for Study Abroad Students using Financial Aid
- Students who plan to study abroad are required to complete
Study Abroad pre-departure forms, available from CGE.
- Students need to schedule an appointment with their
financial aid counselor to review estimated financial aid and costs
for the selected program. Students should bring their completed
Study Abroad pre-departure forms to that appointment.
- Students should plan well in advance of given deadlines to
complete the requirements to study abroad.
- Students should meet with the Office of Student Accounts for
any billing issues/concerns.