Office of International Programs

Financial Aid Information for Study Abroad Programs

Students participating in an approved program (consortium agreement) that allows them to earn credit hours toward their degree plan are eligible for the same federal financial aid they would receive if they were studying on campus. Individual students may set up an appointment to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss scheduled awards that may be received during the study abroad semester.

Private, third-party, state exempted, or non-government awards may not be eligible for study abroad programs. Some outside organizations may require a special request from the student to use their funds during a study abroad semester.

Scholarship information (applications and/or fund availability) for accepted students should be discussed with the Executive Director of the Office of International Programs. A list of selected names and award amounts will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office. At that time, awards will be added to the student's account. Scholarship awards will be disbursed based on the established calendar dates for the semester.

The same enrollment policy for determining financial aid eligibility applies to study abroad participants. Full-time enrollment is at least 12 credit hours, three-quarter time enrollment is 9-11 credit hours and, half-time enrollment is 6-8 credit hours.

Financial aid and scholarship recipients are required to submit two forms:

  • Pre-Approval Form for Courses Abroad
    • This form must be returned to the Enrollment Services Center after the required signatures are received.
  • Notice of Acceptance (received from host campus after acceptance)
    • A copy of this form must be turned in (or faxed) to the Financial Aid Office by the student. This form will list courses, credit hours, and total cost of study abroad program.

Financial aid funds will be disbursed based on the established calendar dates for the semester. Study abroad start dates will usually not be equivalent to UT Tyler semester start date but, financial aid disbursements will be the same for all students. Participating students must be prepared to pay any required study abroad expenses (airline tickets, deposits, student visas, etc.) prior to receiving financial aid refunds.

Students may discuss deferred payment dates with the host campus financial advisor. Verification of financial aid and scholarship awards can be printed from myUTTyler:

Student Center>View Financial Aid link>Select current aid year>Print Summary (includes aid year and term with award amounts).

Financial aid refunds will be processed based on your P2 Card refund preference. For your study abroad semester, you may change your refund option on-line or discuss changes with the Cashiers Office.

Withdrawals/Cancellation: Full repayment to UT Tyler is required if a student withdraws from the program after financial aid and/or scholarship funds are disbursed and refunded.

Financial Aid recipients who are interested in participating in a study abroad program should visit with a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss their eligibility for federal and/or state aid programs. Students should bring a copy of the information (including cost of the trip) provided by the host campus, GATE Coordinator, or faculty representative. Current Financial Aid Counselors are: