CSU Students going abroad who are Pell Grant recipients

Awarded annually to CSU students going abroad

Scholarships accessible through a single application

To compare the cost of going abroad to a semester on campus, check out CSU’s Cost of Attendance.

Short Term Programs

Short-term Education Abroad programs provide a range of options and flexibility. There are programs offered during fall break, winter break, spring break, and summer. Depending on the program, students can earn 3 credits or up to 12 credits.


Complete the on-line financial aid application: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and consult specialprograms@colostate.edu for Education Abroad-specific financial aid.

Federal and State Aid may be available as grants and/or loans.

  • Colorado Student Undergraduate Grant (Colorado residents only)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Graduate Grant (Colorado residents)
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans


Most CSU scholarships and grants may be used on approved study abroad programs, including:

  • CSU Tuition Assistance Grant
  • First Generation Award
  • Partnership Award
  • Presidential, Provost, and Deans Scholarships
  • And many others!


This application serves as a common application for ALL education abroad scholarships listed in the Program Search for Scholarships as long as students have the qualifying requirements and have applied for a program of study, field work, internship or research. External scholarships will have their own applications.


Education Abroad Scholarship Common Application


  • Summer Programs: March 1
  • Fall/Academic Year Programs: April 15
  • Winter Break Programs: September 15
  • Spring/Spring Break/Calendar Year Programs: October 15


OIP Need-Based Education Abroad Scholarships

Awards ranging from $250/summer, $500-$750/semester, and $750-$1,250/year for CSU students accepted to go abroad on an authorized OIP Education Abroad managed programs. Eligibility requirements: Undergraduate or graduate, 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA and demonstrated financial need.

OIP Merit-Based Education Abroad Scholarships

Awards of $250/summer and $500-$750/semester or $750-$1250/year for CSU students accepted to go abroad on an authorized OIP Education Abroad managed programs. Eligibility requirements: Undergraduate or graduate, 3.5 minimum GPA.

Hiegert International Enrichment Scholarship

One award of between $2,000-2,500 per year for first-time CSU international travelers accepted to any education abroad program.

Mitchell Education Abroad Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Awards range from $250 to $1000 for education abroad programs.


Awards granted by various CSU Affiliates specifically for CSU students enrolled in their programs. Application is made through the Office of International Programs, but awards are granted by individual Affiliates. You are also encouraged to apply to relevant scholarships offered directly through your host organizationNote: Affiliate scholarships may not be available every semester.


Awards granted by various CSU departments and colleges, as well as scholarships available to all students within CSU. Please read the scholarship information to learn more about where to apply and deadlines.


Students are encouraged to explore external funding resources and search engines as there are many scholarships and grant monies available to students that can be applied to education abroad programs. Please read the scholarship information to learn more about where to apply and deadlines.

For more information

Contact CSU Education Abroad
Office of International Programs
(970) 491-5917

The following information is designed to help students consider the financial aspects of participating on an education abroad program and developing a strategy for choosing a program that fits their budget/financial resources. Check out the Start Here page and meet with a Financial Aid for Education Abroad Coordinator to get information about choosing an affordable program, scholarship opportunities and using financial aid.

The Office of Financial Aid provides CSU students with dedicated financial aid counseling services specifically designed to assist you in determining how your financial aid package may be able to be applied to an education abroad experience and to further assist you in considering additional financial aid options. We recommend all students planning to go abroad take advantage of this service. You can contact Financial Aid for Education Abroad via email at specialprograms@colostate.edu or schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid for Education Abroad Coordinator.

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