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Study abroad can seem expensive, but there are sources of financial aid available to help with the costs.

The Financial Aid Office on your campus is a great place to start.

If you enroll in a San Mateo County Community College District-sponsored study abroad program, you may apply for financial aid through your SMCCCD home college’s financial aid office (Cañada College, College of San Mate or Skyline College).  As eligible, you will be considered for all aid programs (Pell Grant, SEOG, Cal Grant, California College Promise Grant (CCPG – formerly known as the BOGFW), Direct Loan, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), SMCCCD Study Abroad scholarships, except Federal Workstudy.

Depending on the cost of your study abroad program, the financial aid you receive may or may not meet your full demonstrated financial need. To make up the gap between your aid and the cost of your program, you may want to apply for private scholarships or an alternative loan. You are responsible for making any payments for the program by the appropriate deadlines. Please contact your home campus financial aid office for additional information and assistance.