Many students are eligible for financial aid to study abroad. You
must complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To maximize aid eligibility,
apply between January 1 and March 2 of the calendar year in which
you plan to begin the program abroad.
The total cost for a year overseas depends on a number of
factors, including the cost of living in the host country, the
local inflation rate, the currency exchange rate, the length of
time spent abroad, and each individual’s unique spending habits.
While studying abroad, you will pay the same kinds of expenses
that you pay here in California: rent, food, clothing,
transportation, personal expenses, etc. It is
important to study the cost requirements for your program very
carefully. You must make sure that you understand the realistic
costs and that you know where the money is coming from before you
go, since you cannot and should not count on working while you