Financial Aid

Studying Abroad and Financial Aid

Financial aid funds are available for study abroad. While most students are able to use financial aid to assist with the cost of studying abroad, it is very likely that students will need to cover these expenses up front, and then be reimbursed at a later date by financial aid and/or other sources.  Due to federal regulations, these funds very rarely come through in time to use them to cover students’ study abroad expenses directly. You must make arrangements to have your expenses covered in the meantime.

A degree-seeking student who chooses to use financial aid for this purpose, must complete the study abroad process with the Office of International Programs, and complete the necessary steps to receive credit for course work taken at the “host” school.

After the study abroad period, students must have their final transcripts submitted to Winston-Salem State University for continued financial aid eligibility determination.  If this does not occur, all aid will be removed from the students’ accounts.

Per the US Department of Education, the transcript must be received in order to determine:

  • The student’s current standing under Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) rules;
  • The student's enrollment status during the term;
  • The student's adherence to the attendance requirement as determined by the Office of International programs.

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Phone: (336) 750-2000



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