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Financial Aid


Several types of financial aid is available for Georgia Tech Study Abroad programs, including the East Asia program.  Planning ahead is essential to secure financial aid.  The Office of Student Financial Planning and Services and  the Office of International Education both handle financial aid, and interested students should contact both early on.


HOPE:  HOPE Scholarships can be applied to Summer Overseas Programs.  The HOPE scholarship pays only tuition and a book stipend.


At the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services, students may contact


Mr. Aaron Gamboa, Assist Director

email:  aaron.gamboa@finaid.gatech.edu

phone:   404-894-1959



The Office of Student Financial Planning and Services address for application for financial aid and scholarships for Summer Programs is:  www.finaid.gatech.edu/ summer


Information on scholarships funded by the Office of International Education is available at www.oie.gatech.edu/old/sa/basics/scholarship.html


To ensure consideration for all Georgia Tech scholarships and grants, you must apply for financial aid by the priority deadline --- 15 February for Summer 2012 programs.    You must be enrolled full time at Tech to be eligible for assistance for summer programs.


Loans:  Federal and private loans are available to assist in paying the cost of summer programs.  You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to receive Federal loans.


There are also the following specific fellowship opportunities.  Students considering either of the David Boren Fellowships are strongly urged to make their petition for support for the 2012 East Asia program part of a larger, focused program including, perhaps, one or two intensive summer study of an East Asian language,  a semester or two or residence and study at an East Asian university, and perhaps East Asian studies course work at Georgia Tech or another major U.S. university.  Strong Boren Fellowship applications are not easy to develop, are highly competitive, and should not be undertaken lightly.  But for students with a serious interest in developing an East Asian expertise, this course may make sense.