study abroad scholarships, costs and financial aid

Financing Your Study Abroad Experience

You may apply your current financial aid to finance your academic semester abroad. Students may qualify for and consider taking out additional aid in the form of private loans. If you are receiving a private scholarship from an outside source, you must check directly with that organization or individual to determine if it can be applied to your semester abroad.

If you wish to receive financial aid for the year following your semester abroad, don’t forget you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year, even if you received financial aid the previous year. See Financial Aid for more or email them at

SFAI Scholarships and Grants

Jim Daniel Memorial Travel Grant
The Jim Daniel Memorial Travel Grant was created in memory of Jim Daniel, a former Associate Director for International & Off-Campus Study Programs who passionately believed in the benefits of study abroad. Each year a $500 travel grant is awarded to one student who is studying abroad during the spring semester.

Deadline to Apply: November 1
Download the Jim Daniel Memorial Travel Grant Application

SFAI + HFBK Art School Alliance Scholarship
Each spring semester, one SFAI undergraduate student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement will be chosen to travel to Hamburg and participate in an innovative work/live environment with students from six other institutions in the Karolinenstrasse District in Hamburg, the heart of the culture scene. 

The Scholarship recipient will receive free living accommodations. The chosen student is responsible for paying all tuition and fees associated with a full course of study. All financial aid including any existing SFAI scholarships or fellowships may be used.