Study Abroad and Financial Aid

Financial Aid may cover some/all of tuition costs during study abroad, but it depends on the program and the student situation.

For programs coordinated directly by SSCC or where students are enrolled at South during their study abroad, students must apply for financial aid, as usual. If they qualify, financial aid will cover the cost of tuition for courses taught on-site and courses taught online. There are a few exceptions, so it is strongly encouraged that the student meet with a Financial Aid Advisor prior to making a final decision, especially if they are in their last quarter, or close to completing a certificate or degree.

Study abroad student checklist for Financial Aid

  • Complete FAFSA on-line: Submit this as soon as possible on-line and no less than two months prior to program start. If you receive a Pell-grant as part of your financial aid package ask your study abroad advisor about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
  • Make appointment with the financial aid office to discuss financial aid availability at least one quarter prior to the start of the program (earlier is better!).
  • Obtain a budget worksheet from Study Abroad Advisor. Keep a copy for yourself and submit one to Financial Aid at your appointment.
  • When you meet with someone in financial aid, bring the following information:
  1. A list of any outside resources or scholarships received during program dates
  2. Your Degree or Certificate Program information
  3. A Study Abroad brochure
  4. Budget worksheet or cost letter.

When you have completed your financial aid process (been awarded, signed and returned your award letter) and before you depart for the program, be sure you have arranged to have your disbursement sent to the study abroad provider to cover the balance of your program fees.

South Seattle Community College Financial Aid
M, W, Th: 8 - 4:30 pm
Phone: 206-934-5317
Office is located in: RSB 53

South Seattle Community College Study Abroad
Phone: 206-934-5371
Office is located: UNI 103 or RSB11


Robert Smith Building
(RSB 11)


Monday - Friday:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm