You will find that studying abroad at the Florence School of Fine Arts will cost the same as your home school and in some instances cost even less then what you would spend back home. There are many sources of financial aid for students to study abroad, it is an affordable experience and the Florence School will assist you in all requirements to study abroad.
Financial Aid from your Home School
Forward thinking colleges and universities allow you to use financial aid from their own funds to study abroad:
• Visit the the financial aid office at your school and ask if you are eligible to use university awarded funds.
• Ask your teachers about any scholarship opportunities they offer to students in your department.
• Fill out any applications your school requires for its own financial aid, and follow the deadlines when submitting the required materials.
Federal Financial Aid
Eligible students can receive Federal Student Aid for study abroad if the Florence School of Fine Arts is approved by your home institution. It is not a requirement for the courses taken at the Florence School be part of the student's regular degree program of study, as long as:
You are an eligible, full time student enrolled in an eligible program at your college/university.
The home school approves the study abroad program for academic credit.
Federal Student Aid can cover all "reasonable" costs for a study abroad program, including:
Round-trip transportation •
Tuition and fees for the program •
Supplies and personal materials •
Living costs •
Passport & Visa Fees •
Before applying for Federal Financial Aid visit your financial aid office to determine if you will be eligible to use your federal aid to study abroad at the Florence School. This should be one of the first steps you take when considering to study abroad.
You should also ask your financial aid office if there is financial aid Consortium Agreement that needs to be completed for you to study abroad at the Florence School.
Federal Financial Aid
Types of U.S. Federal Financial Aid
This is a basic list but you should research all possibilities.
Federal Pell Grants: A need-based grant offered by the Federal Government.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG.)
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants – have special eligibility criteria.
Please see your Home School Financial aid Office for details.
The U.S. Department of Education has two federal student loan programs:
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. There are four types of Direct Loans available:
Direct Subsidized Loans.
Direct Unsubsidized Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Consolidation Loans
The Federal Perkins Loan Program
State Financial Aid
Florence is an incredibly beautiful city often called "the birthplace of the modern world". It offers an amazing sensation of "seeing" and feeling": with the sheer magnificence of the Duomo, the incredible collections of the Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia, the frescoes in the Capella Brancacci, and literally hundreds of smaller sites, churches and palaces which contain several centuries of an electrifying history and culture.