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Financial Planning


'Funding Your Study Abroad' Workshop

Now that you have decided to study abroad it is important to begin your financial planning. 'Funding Your Study Abroad' Workshop will focus on creating a budget for your program, scholarships, and creative fundraising. The workshop will take place once a week, Thursdays at 9am in STC 124. We recommend that you schedule your attendance by calling 956.326.2282. Please note that this calendar is tentative, and we reserve the right to cancel the workshop at a last minute notice.


Financial Aid

In close coordination with the Office of Financial Aid, a policy was established to make the financial aid review and award process for study abroad students efficient and flexible. In addition, study abroad scholarships are available to eligible TAMIU students to continue to promote and increase study abroad participation.

As a study abroad participant attending an approved study abroad program, students may qualify for federal, state, and institutional aid. Disbursements are made directly to the student. Students must register for a full-time load, and meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy requirements in order to continue receiving financial aid. It is the student's responsibility to know all scholarship requirements and to ensure these requirements are being met.


Paperwork Process

Students must complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), Financial Aid Folder, and in conjunction with the Office of International Engagement a financial aid budget for study abroad to the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). The budget is used to adjust the financial need of the student.

The student will register for study abroad courses through IE. A registration form with a copy of the Academic Advisement Form will be submitted by OIE to the Office of the University Registrar for registration.





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