Financial Planning Policy on Study Abroad
The different types and amounts of financial aid are varied. Depending on the type of aid, all, some, or none of your financial aid package may be able to be used for a study abroad opportunity. If you plan to use financial aid to cover some or all of your program’s expenses, keep in mind more financial aid may be available for HPU exchange programs than HPU affiliated programs and/or unaffiliated programs. Generally, HPU financial aid, including the Presidential Scholarship, is not available for an unaffiliated study abroad program and while federal financial aid may be available for use on an unaffiliated study abroad program, the process to request this aid differs.
Before applying to any program, review the Financial Aid Policy on Study Abroad, then contact the Office of Financial Planning. Financial Planning counselors can discuss the different types of financial aid and whether they can be applied to study abroad programs.
HPU Study Abroad Scholarships
Some recipients of the HPU Presidential Scholarship receive a study abroad stipend in a designated amount to offset the cost of a Global Experience study program. This stipend cannot be used for summer or semester programs. Some departments (e.g., Modern Foreign Language) provide study abroad awards to outstanding students majoring in the department.
Currently, High Point University does not offer scholarships to students studying abroad for a summer or semester. However, Resources for Funding a Study Abroad Program contains information to help students research off-campus funding opportunities.
Presidential Scholarship travel stipends
Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship (Keller Scholars, Presidential Scholars, and Presidential Fellows) entering HPU Fall 2007 or after have available to them a one-time travel stipend in the amount of $1,000 that can be used on a Global Experience study program of their choice. This stipend cannot be applied to full-semester or summer study abroad programs.
Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship (Leadership Scholars and Leadership Fellows) entering HPU Fall 2007 or after have available to them a one-time travel stipend in the amount of $500 that can be used on a Global Experience study program of their choice. This stipend cannot be applied to full-semester or summer study abroad programs.