Study Abroad

Can I get financial aid for Study Abroad?

Every student applying to study abroad MUST meet with a representative from the Financial Aid Office to complete the Study Abroad Application.

Meetings are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 215-951-1070 or emailing finserv@lasalle.edu.


Students studying abroad during Fall or Spring Semesters

Students studying at an approved La Salle University consortium or partner school during the fall or spring semesters will be charged full-time La Salle University tuition for the semester by La Salle University. This charge covers tuition and housing abroad. Students will receive an exemption of the University fees.

If necessary, students must notify the Campus Housing Office at (215) 951-1371, and Dining Services at (215) 951-1388, of their plans to study abroad and request to be removed from their University housing and meal plan. Costs such as airfare, meals, books, personal incidental expenses and other travel costs are not included in the University charges.

Students who wish to receive financial aid must apply for financial aid in accordance with the regular La Salle University policy and procedures. For application instructions, visit http://www.lasalle.edu/howtoapply.


Financial Aid and Scholarship Information for Studying Abroad

Financial Aid and Scholarships that MAY be used for Study Abroad:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • PHEAA State Grant
  • Federal subsidized/unsubsidized Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
  • Private Alternative Loans
  • Christian Brothers Scholarship
  • Scholarships from outside sources, with written permission only


Financial Aid and Scholarships that MAY NOT be used for Study Abroad:

  • Founder’s Scholarship
  • Excellence in Learning Grant
  • Academic Achievement Award
  • La Salle Grant
  • La Salle University Endowed Scholarships
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal SEOG Grant
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Tuition Exchange
  • Tuition Remission

There are Study Abroad Scholarships available to eligible students.


Students studying abroad during the Summer Semester

Students studying abroad during summer semester at a La Salle University consortium or partner school will be billed by La Salle University for the specific cost of the program. Costs vary based on the school and length of program. Charges normally cover tuition for 6 credits, fees and housing. Some programs include 1-2 meals per day. Students will receive an exemption of their University fees.

Costs such as airfare, meals, books, personal incidental expenses and other travel costs are not included in the University charges.

Student loans are the only type of financial aid that is generally available to students for summer. Students are encouraged to maximize their Federal subsidized/unsubsidized Direct Loan eligibility first and, if necessary, can consider Private Alternative Loans. Students borrowing federal student loans must enroll for at least 6 credits for the semester.

To apply for federal student loans for summer semester, students must have a current-year FAFSA on file, and complete a Summer Semester Institutional Data Form on the mylasalle portal. For application instructions, visit http://www.lasalle.edu/howtoapply.


Refunds

A refund is issued when the student has a credit balance on his/her student account. Credit balances are created when there are remaining funds from loans and financial aid after the University charges have been covered. Refunds will be processed by the La Salle University Office of Student Accounts and will be issued in accordance with the regular La Salle University refund schedule. No refunds will be made available to students until AFTER the La Salle University drop/add period ends for a particular semester.