External Scholarships & Resources
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and study abroad students in a variety of academic disciplines. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000.
Each scholarship award can be applied to cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Scholarship money not used during one academic year is not transferable to the following academic year. You are encouraged to reapply in subsequent years.
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) awards scholarships to students who are underrepresented among the US study abroad student population. Scholarship of up to $10,000 are awarded to students studying abroad for a full academic year; $5,000 for fall or spring; and prorated amounts (minimum $1,250) for summer sessions. Preference is given to students from underrepresented groups and those with financial need.
Eduitalia, an Association of 94 qualified Schools, Academies and Universities that offer courses for foreign students in Italy, is proud to support the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., in its important initiative to promote Italian language and culture within the United States.
The scholarships will allow winners to live an unforgettable study experience in Italy. All students who will take the AP Italian Language and Culture exam are eligible. Winners will be chosen through a drawing that will take place at the School Office of the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Students who pass the Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture Examination, and who are age 18 or older, will be eligible to receive a scholarship covering tuition, housing and a meal plan for a Summer session at JCU.
The Eduitalia, PRIA Progam Scholarship is a program that promotes Italian language in Russia. Winners of this award are eligible to receive a full scholarship covering tuition, housing and a meal plan for a Summer session payday loans MT at JCU.
Transfer your Financial Aid
Students studying abroad at JCU for one or two semesters, have the possibility to transfer any current student aid from their home institution to JCU, to fund tuition/housing/meal plans costs. Students may transfer:
- Federal Student Aid
- Private Loans
- Veteran Education Benefits
1) Download and complete JCU’s Payment Deadline Extension Request Form (PDERF) with your home institution’s Financial Aid Office. The PDERF extends your deadline to pay JCU, for the amount of aid you transfer, until your home institution disburses your financial aid, so you can make payment to JCU.
- Ask your home institution’s financial aid office or study abroad office, if they require you to complete a Consortium Agreement. It is not a requirement for JCU.
3) JCU Financial Aid Office will extend your payment deadline for the amount of aid listed on your PDERF and email you a confirmation.
4) Any amount not covered by your transferred financial aid, must be settled within the regular JCU payment deadline. If payments are not made within the appropriate deadlines, a late fee will be applied, and your class registration or housing assignment may be delayed.
- Fall: July 1st
- Spring: November 15th
- Summer Session I & II: April 15th
Students on Direct Exchange or coming through an existing university agreement, should ONLY complete a PDERF to transfer aid for housing/meal plans.
JCU is not authorized to administer federal loans to study abroad students earning credits towards a degree program in the US. Students can only receive Federal Student Aid from one university at a time. Therefore, your home institution must administer all of your Federal Student Aid, which you can then transfer to JCU, to meet your expenses while studying abroad.