Funding Study Abroad
The team in the LMU Study Abroad Office knows that challenges related to funding a study abroad opportunity. We strive to make sure that our programming is as approachable financially as possible. This being said, the cost of study abroad varies by program. In some cases, it actually costs less to study abroad for a semester than it would to live in Los Angeles and take a full courseload here. In other cases, the cost of living abroad may be more expensive than staying on campus.
Many LMU students use some sort of financial aid to study abroad. Financial aid is broadly defined as any source of funding for an academic program of study that comes from a source other than you or your parents. This could come in the form of Pell Grants, Cal Grants, Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS Loans or work-study. It could also come in the form of scholarships from a private foundations or public institutions. Most students will combine aid from a number of different sources to cover the costs of study abroad.
This website provides links to a number of financial aid options, scholarship and fellowship resources. The best advice we can give to students, parents and others interested in this part of the study abroad process is to plan early and ask as many questions as you can. Please consider us a resource.