Study Abroad Programs 2013
Many students find it necessary to secure funding in order to pay for a study abroad program. The majority of New England Law students attending a summer program will choose to study abroad during the summer term, but the information below can also apply to students studying abroad during the academic year or visiting out at another school at any time. Below is an outline of the application and processing procedures in order to obtain a loan:
1. Eligible Loan Programs: Graduate PLUS loans are available for summer study abroad programs. A Stafford Loan may be a possibility only if not fully utilized during the academic year.
2. Registration Status: Once a student has selected a program of study, they must request approval from Jacqui Pilgrim, Director of Student Services, to attend and to have credits transferred to New England Law. Approval is not required if attending a program sponsored by one of our Consortium schools (South Texas College of Law / Houston, William Mitchell College of Law, and California Western School of Law). Students must be registered for at least 3 credits (which is considered half-time) in order to apply for a Grad PLUS loan.
3. Required Information/Consortium Agreement: Students must provide the Office of Financial Aid with specific summer program information. Necessary information includes: letter of acceptance to the summer school, name of school, country of summer program, contact name, address and phone number, and number of credit hours. Upon receipt of the above information, a Consortium Agreement will be sent by the Office of Financial Aid to the school sponsoring the student's summer program. A Consortium Agreement is essentially an understanding between the two schools with respect to financial aid. Please wait to purchase your flight until we are notified of the budgeted flight amounts and you are approved for the loan.
The Consortium Agreement will also provide the costs for the program. The total cost of the program indicated on the Consortium Agreement is the maximum amount of loan a student can borrow.
4. Loan Application: Students attending the Galway program will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid via email of when to begin the loan application process. For all other programs, once a completed Consortium Agreement has been returned to the Office of Financial Aid, the student will be contacted via email regarding their budget and the process to initiate the loan request.
5. Miscellaneous: Since a separate summer budget is used for the student's summer loan, it has no bearing on their eligibility for aid in the following year. The summer budget includes funding for housing abroad; it cannot include funding for upkeep of a local Boston area apartment while you are studying abroad.
June 9 – July 19, 2013
Estimated Expense Budget
|Tuition and Fees / Room||$5,400|
|Airfare / Transportation||$1,350|
|For students utilizing Grad PLUS Loan