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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER - STUDY ABROAD

Finances &
Scholarships
for Study Abroad

Financial Aid on ISEP Direct and Independent Programs

SDSU does not process your independent program finances, including invoicing and payments. You enter a contract and agreement with the provider, not with SDSU. Students participating in ISEP Direct and Approved Independent programs must submit additional documentation to receive their financial aid.

NOTE: Be sure that your semester program is at least 15 weeks long. You are not eligible to receive aid for semester programs shorter than 15 weeks.

TO DO: BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR YOUR PROGRAM 

FILL OUT THE APPROPRIATE FORMS 

  • For students on a program in which transcripts will come from a foreign institution (not accredited in U.S.) Fill out a Financial Aid Contractual Agreement (you, your program provider, your study abroad advisor, and a financial aid counselor must sign this form)
  • For students on a program in which transcripts will come from a U.S. institution: Fill out Financial Aid Special Enrollment Agreement
  • Complete the Academic Approval Form - after signed by academic advisors - Available via the post-nomination steps in Study Abroad. This will confirm that you plan to be full-time in a minimum of 12 units.
  • Complete the financial aid verification form through your study abroad program provider organization or host university, so they can update your payment date. **You must have a financial aid contractual agreement on file with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) to process your program administrator's financial aid verification form.
  • Be sure that you have no outstanding bills with SDSU. Financial Aid will not be released if there are any outstanding bills. Our office will also add your name to a formal list to verify your study abroad status with the university. These are preliminary steps. See the next page for final steps needs to confirm your status and release your aid.

TO DO: UPON ARRIVAL AT HOST INSTITUTION/PROGRAM 

VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT

Students participating in ISEP Direct and Independent programs must submit a verification of enrollment to Student Account Services.

Financial Aid cannot be released without receipt of this documentation. 

Verification of enrollment must:

  • Be on official letterhead of your host university (not via the provider)
  • State the dates that you are enrolled
  • State the number of units you are enrolled in
  • Be signed by your overseas coordinator at the host university
  • Be sent directly (email or fax) to: Letters and emails can be addressed to Ms. Debra Hegmann
San Diego State University
Student Account Services
5500 Campanile Ave.
San Diego, CA 92182-7425
Fax: (619) 594-2568
stuaccnt@mail.sdsu.edu
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-5101 Tel: 619-594-1982 Fax: 619-594-1973 Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu