Using Scholarships and Financial Aid to Study Abroad

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 Rob Moore in the Office of Financial Aid to discuss their aid packages.

We suggest you talk to Mr. Moore before taking out any private student loans. Mr. Moore can also assist you with clarifying the expected amount of loan money you are to receive for the term you plan to study abroad.

Board of Governors or University Scholarship $500 Voucher

First-time college students entering Missouri State University in Fall 2013 or any semester after Fall 2013 who received either the Board of Governors Scholarship or the University Scholarship will receive a one-time $500 Study Away voucher as part of their award package. The award will be automatic upon verification of the student's study away participation in an approved program. This one-time voucher may be used to help cover the costs of tuition, travel expenses, living expenses, or any other costs related to the study away program. This voucher is automatic and does not require that the student complete any paperwork. Board of Governors and University Scholarship recipients may contact Study Away or Financial Aid staff if they wish to inquire about the $500 Study Away voucher.

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.

General Departmental Study Away 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.

In order to apply for any of the below scholarships, you must have your complete application and all required supporting documents turned into the Study Away Office located in PSU 209 according to the following deadline schedule:

School of Agriculture (AGR) Study Away Scholarship Application

College of Arts and Letters (COAL) Study Away Scholarship Application

College of Business (COB) Study Away Financial Award Program 

College of Education (COE) Study Away Scholarship Application

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Study Away Scholarship Application

College of Humanities and Public Affairs (CHPA) Study Away Scholarship Application

College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) Study Away Scholarship Application 


External Study Abroad Funding Resources

Outside Study Abroad Scholarships and Resources

$500 Voucher

If you were admitted to Missouri State University during Fall 2009 to Spring 2011 and were a first-time college student at MSU or an Associate of Arts transfer from MSU-West Plains, then you may be eligible for a $500 study away voucher.  Please see the Study Away $500 Voucher application for complete eligibility requirements and details.  Please note: Study Away Programs cannot make any exception to the eligibility.

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:

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