Studying Abroad and Financial Aid

Each year, SIT awards more than $1 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students.

We encourage all SIT Study Abroad applicants to review our diverse scholarship offerings. Financial aid from all other sources is awarded and processed by a student’s home institution.

Wondering where to start? Talk with your home institution’s study abroad and financial aid advisors.

Students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution to learn if their school’s scholarships and grants, as well as its federal and state aid programs, will be applied to their SIT program. Each college and university establishes its own policies for applying financial aid to study abroad. SIT works closely with the financial aid and study abroad offices of each student’s home institution to coordinate the financial resources available for a student’s SIT experience.

Remember to ask about the financial aid consortium agreement. If your home institution requires SIT to complete a financial aid consortium agreement, please contact your financial aid office and request that they forward their institutional consortia form to SIT Study Abroad ( or fax to 802 258-3296) prior to your program’s application deadline

It is each student’s responsibility to understand the policies of his or her home institution and to follow their designated procedures related to financial aid and study abroad in a timely manner.

Be sure to investigate national scholarships and any other funding for which you may be eligible. Learn more.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact the SIT Study Abroad financial aid coordinator ( or 888 272-7881) with any questions. Please remember that an essential first step in the funding process is to consult your home institution’s study abroad and financial aid advisors.