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Students studying abroad may use financial aid to fund their program. In most cases, funding comes from various sources including student loans, scholarships, grants, and personal savings. Planning your study abroad program six to 12 months in advance will help determine how to finance your international learning experience. The cost of studying abroad may be more than studying at the Alamo Colleges. It is best to consider various options for financing the excess.

Explanation of Payment

Payments for faculty-led and exchange programs are made to the Alamo Colleges District. The host university may have additional fees for international students participating in their exchange program. Third party program fees, application and insurance fees, and Alamo Colleges District program costs are paid directly to the program provider. You may pay your program fees by using the Alamo Colleges virtual business office. You may also pay in-person at the international programs office. Only personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders will be accepted.

Financial Aid

Some financial aid you receive at the Alamo Colleges District may be used to finance your study abroad program. The following information will help you determine which options are available.

• Complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine which loans or grants you are eligible for. Some aid, such as unsubsidized Stafford loans and PLUS loans, are available regardless of need.
• Schedule an appointment with the study abroad coordinator if you have any additional questions.

Alamo Colleges Study Abroad scholarships

1 .The Alamo Colleges institutional advancement office of International Programs offers scholarships to students Studying Abroad on approved Alamo Colleges Programs. Students who are awarded scholarships are restricted to countries for which the United States Department of State has not issued a travel warning.Students may apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible for. Study Abroad Programs may include, but are not limited, Faculty-Led programs, Third party affiliated programs, and Exchange programs. Students who are awarded Study Abroad Scholarships must apply the funds to their Study Abroad Program fees.


Alamo Colleges Study Abroad Scholarships 

Scholarships vary from $500 to $1,500 

  Alamo Colleges Faculty-Led Scholarship 


  •  Be enrolled at Alamo Colleges
  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • minimum 2.0 GPA


2.   International Programs Scholarship  

There's $149.95 available to award

Scholarship criteria:

Enrolled at least part time

Minimum 2.0 GPA

Preference given to students enrolled in international study abroad

3.      Jason De Lecour Endowed Scholarship- Palo Alto College students only  

There’s $893.60 available to award.

Scholarship criteria:

 PAC student

Enrolled at least part time

Minimum 2.0 GPA

Preference given to students enrolled in international study abroad

4.      International Education Scholarship- NorthEast LakeView College students only  

There’s $420.00 - $736.00 available to award.

Scholarship criteria:

NLC student

 Minimum 2.0 GPA

Be enrolled full time

For students studying / traveling abroad



Assistance League of San Antonio

Assistance League of San Antonio makes scholarships available to students entering their junior or senior of study at a four-year college or university in Bexar County, Texas. Learn more about the community outreach programs ALSA offers by visiting their website.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are United States citizens and have an interest in studying abroad. To learn more about the Gilman scholarship, selection criteria, and student eligibility requirements, visit the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship website.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship


The Gilman website offers various multimedia tools to assist students with putting their best effort  toward applying for scholarships. Composing essays that are appropriate and compelling is often difficult for students applying for funds. Visit the Gilman multimedia page for instructions on composing competitive scholarship essays.

Big Future College Board 


The Big Future site is a user-friendly method for determining how to pay for college and what financial aid programs exist for students. Browse by price point, scholarship name, or use the general search link to find the financial aid program that best fits you. Search Big Future site for more details.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships 

Boren scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program and provide up $20,000 for United States undergraduate students who want to study abroad in areas of the world that are underrepresented in most study abroad programs. Boren Scholars all have an interest in studying less commonly taught languages including Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Visit the Boren scholarships website for more information.

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes 

The Critical Language Scholarship Program offers scholarships for United States citizens who are pursuing an un-graduate, graduate, doctor's degree and will participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced level intensive summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

Fulbright is the largest United States international exchange program offering opportunity's for students scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools globally.

Freeman Asia 

Freeman Asia is founded by the Freeman Foundation. The primary goal of Freeman Asia is to increase the number of United States undergraduates who study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. Learn more about Freeman Asia online.

Study Abroad Funding 

 Study Abroad Funding is the most comprehensive directory of study abroad program funding for United States students. Students can search programs by name, field of study, continent, and country. For more information about this directory, visit the Study Abroad Funding website.

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program 

The Whitaker Program supports international collaboration in the growing field of biomedical engineering for undergraduate students to post-doctorate degree holders. Awards cover travel, in-country living expenses, and tuition for fellows.

Payment Deadlines

February 16, 2018

February 26, 2018

March 09, 2018

March 26, 2018

April 1, 2018

You can make online payments visiting the Study Abroad Secure Touch Net 

Faculty-Led Programs

Once you have been accepted to a faculty-led study abroad program at the Alamo Colleges, you will receive an acceptance package with a payment schedule included. The acceptance package must be submitted to the study abroad coordinator. Failure to follow your assigned schedule may result in the cancellation of your study abroad program. Questions, concerns, and difficulties following your payment schedule should be directed to the study abroad coordinator.

Exchange or Third Party Provider Programs 

Deadlines for exchange and third party provider programs differ. Be sure to check your individual program for details. If you have questions about program deadline dates, contact the study abroad coordinator.



Contact Information

Maria Rivera
Alamo Colleges District Office
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 7