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Step 3: Finance Study Abroad

Study abroad program costs vary depending on the program selected. Federal and state financial aid programs are available to help fund study abroad programs that are approved for credit by Dominican. Students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application in order to apply.

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Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance: or 415-257-1350.


Look through these directories of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants. They are applicable to undergraduate, graduate, and professional-level U.S. students who are looking to fund their study abroad experiences.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Funding

Fast Web

International Education Financial Aid

Study Abroad Scholarships

All Abroad Funding


Merit & Need Based Scholarships


Gilman Scholarship—For recipients of Federal Pell Grant

Fulbright Scholarship—Grants are made to citizens of participating countries, primarily for university teaching, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.


Country- & Program-Based Financial Aid & Scholarships


DAAD Scholarships—Open to German Academic Exchange Students

Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) Bridging Project Scholarship—Open to students studying abroad in Japan


Cultural, Minority, Non-Traditional Scholarships


National Security Education Program (NSEP) David Boren Scholarships
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are looking to add an important international and language component to their education. They focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and are underrepresented in study abroad in general.

American Association of University Women
The largest source of funding for women graduate students in the world, American Association of University Women supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars
Hispanic Study Abroad Scholars offers over $8 Million in scholarships for study abroad students of Hispanic heritage. The HSAS Scholarship offers $1,000 per semester to students of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) attending Global Learning Semesters programs.

Institute of International Public Policy
Leading provider of international affairs and public policy education for minority college students, Institute of International Public Policy offers a unique study abroad program that focuses on global public policy, service and research.

Contact the Financial Aid Office to apply for private, state and federal financial aid to help fund your study abroad experience. or 415-257-1350.

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