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Study Abroad Students

Santa Clara University recommends that students studying abroad complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to maximize and/or retain their federal, state and non-federal aid programs eligibility.

NOTE: You must participate in a Santa Clara University program or an approved affiliated program to be eligible to receive financial aid.

The type of study abroad program that you select will often affect your financial aid. The Financial Aid Office will disburse financial aid according to Santa Clara University's disbursement schedule. Study abroad programs that are semester or trimester in length will be affected according this disbursement structure. Therefore, it is important for you to meet with a financial aid advisor before considering studying abroad, so that you are aware of the financial impact of your study abroad decision.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Study abroad students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for all federal student aid programs.

  • Study abroad students should complete the FAFSA by March 2
  • Santa Clara University FAFSA School Code is 001326

Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

California Residents: If you are not currently a Cal Grant recipient, complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form along with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for the Cal Grant program.

  • Study abroad students must have the form completed and postmarked by March 2

NOTE: If you are not receiving or have had your Cal Grant canceled, you will need to submit the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form along with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Cal Grant reconsideration.

As you are applying for financial aid, you may want to learn how we determine financial aid, the costs, the different types of aid programs and other consumer information.