Sources of Financial Aid
There are many sources of funding available to help pay for the cost of college. Some of you may already have a financial aid package, and others may be interested in finding some assistance to pay for the extra costs associated with a global study term. Start your search for funding with the Office of Financial Aid at Gettysburg. The Office of Financial Aid is staffed with helpful and friendly people who can give you guidance on funding sources. All of the application materials for financial aid can be found on the Gettysburg College Financial Aid website.
As a Gettysburg student participating in an Affiliated Semester global study program, any financial aid you receive (with the exception of work study) will apply to your global study semester. However, you still need to complete the necessary Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other required documents as normal.
Students with additional financial concerns should make an appointment to see an advisor in the Center for Global Education as there are some other mechanisms in place to assist with the costs of global study. For example, the Early Flight Credit Refund may be available to be used to assist with “up front” costs associated with flights. There are specific parameters associated with accessing these funds so please see CGE as soon as you are able.
NOTE: If you are studying globally during the spring semester, it will be necessary for you to complete the following year's financial aid process before you leave since the FAFSA, Verification Worksheet, and the federal tax return require your signature.
Information on Specific Sources of Funds
When filing for your global study term, be sure to list Gettysburg College 's Title IV code (#003268) on the FAFSA.
PLUS Loans (Parent loan)
These loans enable parents to borrow up to the total cost of education minus any financial aid received. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for more questions.
All state grant monies can be used for Gettysburg Affiliated global study programs.
Gettysburg College Grants and Loans
All Gettysburg grants and loans can be used for Gettysburg Affiliated global study programs, including Presidential, Dean's, Founder's, and Wagnild Scholarships.
Students studying on Affiliated Gettysburg College Global Study programs are eligible for the following funding opportunities (additional eligibility requirements may apply):
CIEE Open Campus Grant (Berlin and Rio de Janeiro Only)
Students studying on any approved Gettysburg College Global Study program may apply for the following outside awards and scholarships:
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
FEA invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. FEA scholarships will be awarded for programs in summer as well as for the semester or academic year.
The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship honors the legacy of the abolitionist and statesman with a fully funded summer study abroad program. This Fellowship is developed for students of color and selection is in the spirit of Douglass himself with special emphasis on leadership, social justice, agitation for positive change and cross-cultural understanding.
Other Outside Scholarships:
Many program providers also offer scholarships – so check with your program.
If you receive a scholarship or other form of financial aid from any source (affiliated program, foundation, civic organization, etc.) that is not listed on your Financial Aid Award Notification, you are required to report it to the Office of Financial Aid.
Outside assistance for financial aid recipients will result in a reduction of the work-study and/or loan after federal need (cost of attendance minus expected family contribution) is met. When the outside assistance exceeds the amount of work-study and/or loan awards, the Gettysburg College Grant must be adjusted.
If you are currently receiving outside assistance, make sure to check with the organization to determine if your award can be used to pay for global study.