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Financial Aid

Most scholarships and grants awarded to students their freshman year will be applied to study abroad.

Financial aid is disbursed to the Bursar’s Office the day after the drop/add period ends.   All educational loans, including federal and alternative loans which are regulated by the federal government, will not disburse until after the drop/add period ends OR 10 days after the semester begins.  Before drop/add, all aid on the account is estimated.   For this reason, students cannot receive a refund until their account has a credit balance. 

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However, students who receive Staff Dependent Benefits or who are receiving Tuition Exchange Benefits must consult with the Center for International Education and the Financial Planning Office as these benefits do not apply to study abroad. More information will be given when you meet with the Financial Planning Office regarding the cost of your study abroad program. In addition, students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships and grants offered through the CIE, and will be guided to outside scholarships where appropriate or available. Please note that many competitive national scholarships have deadlines as early as November and January for the following school year. Students should start financial planning as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of these opportunities.  

If you study abroad on a Non-Juniata placement, your financial aid will not follow you. Please discuss your plans with the Financial Planning Office before you make a final decision.