Special Circumstances

Study Abroad

Stanford Programs

If you are accepted into one of Stanford's Overseas Studies programs or the Stanford-In-Washington program, our office will automatically revise your financial aid award. You do not need to notify our office of your acceptance into the overseas program; we obtain this information directly from Bing Overseas Studies. Your student budget will be increased by a standard amount for travel costs, and if you receive Stanford scholarship you will automatically be considered for a one-time grant and loans to help with your extra costs.

If you are accepted into the Santiago program during the summer, you will need to complete a summer application form on our website (available after May 1). You will be awarded separately for summer financial aid and your student budget will include the extra travel cost for studying abroad for the quarter. NOTE: This will count toward the twelve quarters of undergraduate enrollment that the Financial Aid Office uses to determine eligibility for Stanford scholarship funds.

If you are attending a Stanford Overseas Seminar, some financial assistance towards the $600 seminar fee may be available from the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) for students with demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Students who are eligible for this fee waiver will be notified by BOSP after they are accepted or waitlisted for a specific seminar. Students are responsible for airfare and other travel expenses. Loan funds may be available through the Financial Aid Office for eligible students.

Consortia (Non-Stanford Programs)

If you choose to attend a program through another school you cannot receive any University aid during that time. However, you may arrange a consortium agreement in order to use your federal or state aid to attend a non-Stanford program. The funds that may be used under a consortium agreement are:

Federal Pell Grant Federal Stafford Loan Federal PLUS loan Cal Grant

You can initiate the consortium agreement process by submitting a completed Consortium Certification form to our office. Because the coordination between Stanford and your host-school can be a lengthy process, we recommend you submit this form eight to ten weeks prior to the beginning of your program.

Updated on June 16, 2014 9:28 AM