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Cost & Funding

Studying abroad is an investment. Depending on the program and location, the cost can be less or more than an average semester at Vanguard. The GEO office is committed to helping you, including finding alternative funding methods. As a part of the process, GEO staff will walk you through the detailed budget so you know exactly how much the program will cost. See below for more information on scholarship and finanancial aid options.


Costs for studying abroad vary based on location, program, length and a variety of other factors. To help determine a more accurate total cost for the program you may be considering, we've developed a budgeting worksheet that can serve as a guide.

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid can only be received for study abroad programs approved by the US Department of Education to participate in Federal Student Aid (FSA) Programs.

The types of aid you can and cannot use to assist with study abroad tuition are listed below. For more information about study abroad, contact Global Education & Outreach.

                                  Type of Aid                  Use for Study Abroad
Federal Pell Grant Yes
Federal SEOG No
Cal Grant A/B Yes
Vanguard Academic ScholarshipVanguard Academic ScholarshipVanguard Academic ScholarshipVVanguard Academic Scholarships No
Vanguard Need Grant or Vanguard Grant No
Athletic, Music or Musical Theatre Scholarships No
Assemblies of God Scholarships or Church Grants No
Any Vanguard Scholarships and Grants No
Direct Loans Yes
PLUS/ Private Loans Yes
Federal Work Study/ Vanguard Work No
Tuition Remission/ Exchange No


For further details about your specific financial aid situation, we advise you to speak with the Financial Aid Office.


There are several scholarships that are available to students desiring to study abroad, a few of which are listed below. In addition, check with your program to see if there are any internal scholarships for merit or need available.

Study Abroad Programs

Interested in studying abroad?

Make an account using your Vanguard email with Via TRM to get more information and apply!