The best source of financial aid information is a student’s home institution. It is the participant’s responsibility to understand the requirements and the deadlines of the home institution regarding all financial aid issues.
Students should discuss specific plans with study abroad advisors and financial aid counselors well in advance of the study abroad semester or academic year. The home institution financial aid office can tell students what types of aid they will permit them to use for the Lexia program, and how to transfer financial aid.
State and Federal Financial Aid
Students participating in Lexia programs who qualify for US state and/or federal financial aid may generally use this aid to cover the cost of the Lexia program and their international airfare, provided that the aid is processed by their US home institution and the credits for the program go toward a degree. However, be aware that policies on federal and state financial aid transfer are set by your home institution. It is your responsibility to secure your own financial aid transfer. Neither Elizabethtown College, nor Norwich University can process financial aid for Lexia students, unless you are matriculated (working toward a degree) at one of these institutions.
If your home institution requires that a “consortium agreement” be signed in order to process your financial aid, Lexia, in collaboration with the appropriate institution of record, can sign this agreement. We recommend that you start the financial aid process early, as it can require several weeks to complete. If you do not have a US home institution at which you are seeking a degree, and it is not possible for you to obtain state or federal financial aid, then you should consider banks and other sources for potential loans.
In order to make study abroad opportunities available to a wide range of students, limited scholarship funds are available to benefit applicants to Lexia programs. Scholarship awards are based on both need and merit. Scholarship totals range from $250-$750 for Summer terms and $500-$2,000 per semester. If interested, please fill out a scholarship application form online.
Lexia’s office must receive both the scholarship application and the completed program application before the deadlines listed below. Please contact Lexia with any questions about Lexia scholarships.
Scholarship Application Deadlines:
Spring Semester | November 15
Summer Session | April 15
Fall Semester | June 15
Academic Year | June 15
Note: these dates are the same as the admissions deadlines.
Lexia has assembled a list of scholarships for study abroad. Additionally, students and their families should consult the Program Fees page of our website as well as their home institution's financial aid office.