Getting Started

Participation in an Education Abroad program is an honor and a privilege that will add many new and exciting experiences to your educational pursuits.

For information regarding various types of programs Colorado State University offers, program costs, required forms, and important deadlines visit International Programs

To be eligible for financial aid, you must be enrolled at Colorado State in a degree-seeking program and be participating in a University-approved study abroad program. You may use federal, state, and/or institutional aid for an approved study abroad program. You may not use work-study awards, Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF), or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition for the term(s) you are abroad. The term(s) you are abroad will not count towards your maximums for COF or WUE.

**You cannot postpone your graduation in order to study abroad and expect to receive financial aid. In these cases, participation must be at your own expense.

For questions about Financial Aid and Education Abroad, please contact us at SpecialPrograms@colostate.edu.

Drop-in Advising

Financial Aid & Education Abroad Advising will be held over the fall and spring terms every Tuesday and Wednesday (except breaks and finals week) from 1pm-4pm in room 338 of the Lory Student Center.

Please watch the above video for basic information on financial aid for studying abroad prior to coming to walk in advising.

From May-August (until the first week of fall classes) we do not offer walk in advising, but do offer appointments.

Semester at Sea

CSU Students: For more information about financial aid and scholarships for CSU students, please visit the Education Abroad Website for the Semester at Sea Need-Based Grant and Merit-Based Scholarships. Please note, you must be enrolled as a degree seeking student at CSU and apply through both the Education Abroad Office and Semester at Sea to be eligible for aid.

Non-CSU Students: Your home institution is likely providing you with financial aid for your semester voyage. Please check with your home financial aid office on how your financial aid will work. If you will not be receiving aid through your home institution, please contact us at SpecialPrograms@colostate.edu. For more information on Semester at Sea please visit their website.