Students Enrolled In A Calendar Year Study Abroad Program
If you are planning to attend a study abroad program for a calendar year (spring term followed by fall term) rather than
an academic year (fall term followed by spring term) or a single term, special conditions apply.
All your study abroad financial aid, including parent PLUS and alternative student loans, must be processed separately
by term. A Spring/Fall academic period requires aid processed from two aid years.
Your financial aid may be significantly different for each term due to the variables which affect eligibility from
year to year.
Spring eligibility will be based on remaining eligibility for the Spring year. Fall eligibility will be based on aid eligibility for
the entire Fall year. The resulting aid award may contain less aid for the Spring term and more aid for the Fall.
Changes in Income data reported on the FAFSA for the two years may also change aid eligibility status.
Financial aid is not available for periods when the study abroad program is not in session.
Students enrolled in a study abroad program for a calendar year and who choose to stay overseas for the summer must
pay their own way.
If you or your parent will be financing your calendar year study abroad using a parent PLUS loan or an alternative
student loan, you will have to apply for two separate loans.
We can not process a single loan for terms in two different academic years.
Apply for one loan using the dates for the spring term as the loan period.
Some time in the early summer, after your eligibility for financial aid for the fall term has been determined, you can
evaluate your need for an additional loan and apply for the second loan using the dates for the fall term as the loan
To ensure that your study abroad financial aid for your calendar year study abroad program is processed on time and
- Submit all application materials for the spring term by the study abroad deadline date.
- File the FAFSA for the appropriate year for the fall term as early as possible, no later than March 15.
- Submit the official estimate of program cost for the fall term as early as possible, no later than June 1.
- Pre-register for the fall term as soon as you secure the necessary academic permission(s).
Students will not receive financial aid awards without being registered at UAlbany.