How Do You Get Financial Aid To Study Abroad?

<p>Since I don't think none of my peers would know, I was wondering whether as parents if you've ever come along with this case?</p>

<p>I'm very much interested in going to school in England for fashion design, however as an international student my fees would be higher, do US students get financial aid if you study in Europe? How would I go about doing so? Do I submit FAFSA? I'm lost. I would love to have the opportunity to study in England just to experience a different country, but I wouldn't be able to go if I didn't have financial aid, how would I go about getting some?</p>

<p>I doubt u can get financial aid to study abroad. you've gotta crack out the loans.</p>

<p>Some US schools - but not all - allow you to use your financial aid package to study abroad. The only extra cost will be airfare. The schools most likely to do this are schools that run their own programs. Check out St. Olaf in Minnesota as one example but there are others. Since you are interested in Fashion Design, you might also look at the Study Abroad programs offered by Parsons School of design. See their web site - they will let you know if their financial aid covers study abroad costs.</p>

<p>Ah, just realized that you want to go to college in England, not go through a US college study abroad program. I'd suggest you track down the names of some schools that offer fashion design there and then contact them to see about their financial aid availability for US students. Otherwise, your best bet is a US school with a study abroad term or year covered by financial aid.</p>

<p>I was once interested in studying in the UK, until I realized the huge lack of financial aid for international students. The problem is that a lot of the universities in the UK are public, so they don't have huge endowmnets. They therefore don't have the resources to support UK students. There are some scholarships, but they are generally for students from third world countries. This is true for the big ones like LSE, Oxford, Cambridge etc.</p>

<p>But I don't know about fashion schools.</p>

<p>I will email the schools. I'm applying to 3 schools in NYC, including Parsons, and if I'm accepted into Parsons I'll definetly be taking advantage of the study abroad, however the thing was that I think since London is another fashion capital and their wouldn't be a language barrier I thought it would be another place to go if I was really serious about fashion, I want a fashion capital. Well thanks for the information. I will most definetly contact the schools to ask them regarding financial aid for internationals, but I doubt it will happen.</p>