As a Missouri State University student, your scholarships and financial aid can apply towards an approved study away program. There are also additional study away scholarship opportunities to help offset the cost of travel. Studying away does not have to be expensive, and the below resources are dedicated to helping you fund your study away plans.
Using Financial Aid
The Study Away Office works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make study away opportunities available to all students. Students who have completed a FAFSA should contact Becky Ward in the Office of Financial Aid to discuss their aid packages.
We suggest you talk to Ms. Ward before taking out any private student loans. Ms. Ward can also assist you with clarifying the expected amount of loan money you are to receive for the term you plan to study abroad.
Missouri State University Departmental Scholarships
Missouri State University students are eligible to use their Missouri State University scholarships for approved study away programs. Students MUST meet the Study Away Programs eligibility requirements and be participating on an approved Study Away Program in order to be eligible to use MSU financial aid and/or scholarships.
Study Away College Scholarships
Missouri State University's colleges teamed with the President's Office and International Programs to offer scholarships for study away students.
External Study Abroad Funding Resources
Direct Billing Arrangements With Our Affiliate Program Providers
Study Away Programs has "direct billing" agreements with the below affiliate program providers. This agreement helps students pay the cost of their study away program fees to Missouri State University, instead of paying the entire cost to an affiliate provider ahead of time. A direct billing agreement also streamlines the use of financial aid and scholarships that post automatically to a student's MSU account. If students are using an affiliate provider from the list below, then the cost of the program fee will be sent to Study Away Programs upon the student's acceptance to the program. Study Away will pay the cost of the program fee for the student, and post the charge to the Missouri State University student account prior to financial aid disbursement.
For example: in April, you apply to study abroad in Florence through SAI for the fall semester. Upon your acceptance in May, SAI will send Study Away your bill that includes your program cost. Study Away pays the bill for you, to secure your place in the program. In August before you leave, Study Away posts the charge to your MSU student account before financial aid and scholarships disburse. If there are charges remaining on your MSU student account after scholarships and financial aid is disbursed, you are responsible for paying the remaining charges on your student account.
If a student withdraws, defers, or cancels their study away plans, the student is subject to the affiliate program provider's cancellation and withdraw policies. If a refund is owed to the student at the time of withdraw, the refund will be sent to Study Away to credit the student's account. Students will be financially responsible for any remaining charges as a result of withdrawing or deferring their study away plans.
List of Affiliate Programs with Direct Billing Agreements: