Short-Term Study Abroad Scholarships
The SAGE Office receives scholarship funding from the Valencia Foundation and Student Development to help offset the costs of short-term study abroad. Please note the following:
Recent changes in federal law have made it possible for students to use some or all of their federal financial aid for semester study abroad. Full-time, Valencia College students who are eligible for Financial Aid can use these funds for study abroad programs that award academic credit and grades counted towards your cumulative GPA for study. Eligibility is determined by the type of study abroad program you attend, as well as the type of financial aid you receive. Only students earning a degree at Valencia College are eligible.
Financial aid can be used to support summer study, as long as you are enrolled for academic credit and you meet all other requirements. It is important to note that many students max out their financial aid prior to summer, so be sure to plan accordingly.
NOTE: You cannot use financial aid for study abroad after you graduate from Valencia College! It is important to meet with a Financial Aid Services advisor prior to accepting any scholarship money to determine if it will affect your overall financial aid package. Take your budget and the course approval forms to your Financial Aid Services advisor for him or her to review to determine your eligibility. Eligibility is determined by the type of program you attend, as well as the type of financial aid you receive.
Tuition Installment Plan (TIP)
Valencia College offers a Tuition Installment Plan (“TIP”) through a contract with a third party provider, Nelnet Business Solutions, for students requiring assistance with paying tuition and book expenses over a period of time which extends past the term payment deadline. You may be able to enroll in TIP for short-term study abroad tuition and fees. Please visit the TIP webpage and contact the Business Office for more details. Please note that Valencia College does not guarantee the ongoing availability of the TIP program and cannot provide advance notice of changes as all decisions are made exclusively by Nelnet Business Solutions.
Semester Abroad Scholarships
Please see our Semester Abroad page for more details on scholarship funding for semester abroad travel.