Students who study abroad are eligible for financial aid with some exceptions. All students are eligible for federal and state financial aid (grants and loans) during the semester they study abroad. Students awarded Federal Work Study are not eligible during the semester they are studying abroad. Students are eligible to apply for an alternative private loan.
If the Study Abroad program is required for their major (please refer to the current PLNU handbook), students are eligible to use all of their institutional aid awarded up to the cost of the program (including academic awards, PCD, MCD, church matching and district, restricted, and department awards) with the exception of Tuition Remission. Tuition Remission (including CCCU) may not be used for any study abroad program.
If the Study Abroad program is not required for their major, students are generally not eligible to use their institutional aid for study abroad costs with some exceptions. If a student is studying abroad during fall semester, they are eligible to use up to $1000 of their institutional aid awarded. There are a few institutial study abroad programs that are eligible for additional institutional aid, please contact the study abroad office with any questions.
For the purpose of applying for federal and state financial aid, PLNU is considered the “home school” for study abroad programs approved for credit.