Yes. For a list of approved programs, please see the Study Abroad Programs webpage. Haverford College aid funds may only be used for one of the approved programs.
Study Abroad FAQ
May I use Haverford financial aid for international study programs away from the College?
How is the amount of study abroad aid determined?
The Financial Aid Office employs our standard needs analysis and packaging procedure to arrive at a figure for your resources. Some students may be able to meet employment expectations abroad. Check with the Director of Study Abroad on this. If you cannot, you may be eligible for additional loan funds above our standard loan expectation to replace the job or summer savings expectation.
Are there special forms or deadlines I should be aware of in order to apply for financial aid for my approved study abroad program?
No. If you wish to apply for Haverford financial aid, please refer to the standard deadlines, forms, and procedures. Please be aware that the Study Abroad office may have other requirements and deadlines for informing them of your intent to attend an approved program with financial aid from the College.
What figures does the Financial Aid Office use to calculate my aid for a study abroad program? Are travel or personal expenses included?
The Financial Aid Office uses the costs compiled and approved by Study Abroad. If these costs include travel or personal expenses, the Financial Aid Office includes these expenses in the costs used to determine a student's aid.
What happens if I am eligible for Haverford College Financial Aid and the costs approved by Study Abroad are less or more than the standard costs allowed for an equivalent period of attendance on campus?
If costs are less, you will receive less aid. If costs are more, you will receive more aid. This is essentially the job of the Financial Aid Office when calculating Study Abroad aid: using the standard procedures employed to determine eligibility for aid on-campus and adjust that aid up or down to reflect the costs approved by Study Abroad.
What if I'm an international student?
International students are permitted to use their Haverford financial aid to participate in a Haverford approved study abroad program during the academic year. However, international students will not be able to use their financial aid to participate in programs in their home country. Going home to study does not fit the cultural immersion goals of Study Abroad.
What is the Airfare Allowance Credit?
Qualified students receiving Haverford grant funds will receive an airfare credit towards their bill if their family income is less than $100,000. Credits will be based on final destinations according to the following list:
- United States: $0
- Mexico/Caribbean: $500
- Europe: $750
- Ecuador: $750
- Chile and Argentina: $1,250
- Asia, Australia, Pacific Rim, Middle East: $1,250
- Africa: $1,500
- Cuba and Israel: Determined by IFSA –Butler
Review the Controller's Office's Q&A about "Study Abroad Financial Responsibilities" (pdf) for more information.