Find out about financial aid for students in the Education Abroad Program (EAP).
All types of financial aid are available during the academic year, including institutional, state, and federal grants, scholarships, and federal and private loans. Also see Study Abroad Scholarships.
Financial aid for summer programs is limited to residual Pell Grant, Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans from the academic year or additional Direct Parent PLUS Loan/ private loans.
Students with financial need who filed the FAFSA on time could be eligible for a UCSD Summer Grant. In addition, students with zero or a very low Expected Family Contribution could be eligible for an EAP Scholarship. You must complete a Summer Session aid application using the Financial Aid tool, available in late-April or early-May.
Financial Aid students are deferred from the payment coupons until the Financial Aid Office notifies the EAP office (UOEAP) of your financial aid award once your file is complete. UOEAP will apply the financial aid toward your mandatory program fees.
View your EAP student account.
The Cal Vet waiver is applied toward your UC registration, educational, pre-Intensive Language Program (ILP), and ILP instructional charges. These charges will be removed from your EAP account. All other fees remain your responsibility.
You must submit a copy of the confirmation of benefits award letter to the EAP Student Finance unit at UOEAP. A separate letter is required for each academic year you participate in EAP.
Disbursement dates are based on your program length and financial aid information submitted to UOEAP. This list gives the breakdown for disbursements:
How to receive funds:
See Federal Undergraduate Loans to find out how to accept loans. Additional details regarding how EAP will apply them can be found below:
If you withdraw from the EAP, some of your program fees can be prorated and others will be fully charged. Your financial aid will be repackaged and you need to pay any outstanding balance immediately.
You must get approval by the EAP office to extend your program and your aid will be revised accordingly. A revised award notification will not be available in advance to help you decide to extend your stay.
In general, if your EAP budget is higher than the UCSD budget, you will be offered more loans to cover the increase. If your EAP budget is lower, you will receive less financial aid.
Financial aid awards to EAP students are based on financial aid eligibility as determined by the campus Financial Aid Office and are subject to change. Any change will affect your EAP account balance. You are responsible for payment of any program fees and financial aid disbursements already received that are not covered by a reduced financial aid package.