For many students, an off-campus program is only possible with some financial assistance. We at BestSemester recognize this need and try our best to connect students to the resources they need to study on our programs. The resources on this page can help you better understand the options available to you to help defer the costs of an off-campus program.
If you are interested in attending one of our programs but are unsure of your ability to pay the program fees, please contact one of our program advisors. We will work with you to talk through your financial options and figure out what types of aid might be available to you.
All state and federal loans (such as FAFSA) can be applied to any BestSemester program. In order to retain your loans you must remain enrolled at your home institution or another higher education institution which can process you loans. For more information on the process of applying your student loans to an off-campus program, contact your home institution's financial aid office.
Institutional aid policies differ at every school. Some schools give students full aid for the off-campus program, while others only give a portion. Please contact the Off-Campus Studies Coordinator at your school to find out what the policies are for your institution. If you do not know who your Off-Campus Studies Coordinator is, contact one of our program advisors and they can help you find out who talk to at your institution.
In addition to state and federal aid, which can be applied to any BestSemester program, there are numerous grants and scholarships available for students attending an off-campus program.Click on the following link to see a list of scholarships that are available for off-campus study.
Another option to help pay for your off-campus semester is through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding allows you to reach out to family and friends who may be interetsed in helping you fund your semester off-campus. You can set up specific goals and ways for those who donate to stay engaged with you during the semester. While there are a number of crowdfunding sites out there, like GoFundMe and Indeigogo, we recommend students use GoEnnounce. GoEnnounce has the lowest fees of any crowdfunding site (3.5%), it's free to create a fundraising page, and it is designed specifically for educational fundraising.