Paying for Your Experience
Fall and Winter Semester Study Abroad
A Financial Aid Study Abroad Acknowledgement and Cost Worksheet completed by the Study Abroad Coordinator must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Financial assistance may be processed for OU Study Abroad Programs only. If the student is enrolled in a Study Abroad Program offered through another university/college, financial aid cannot be processed by OU.
Summer Semester Study Abroad
Students participating in a Study Abroad program during the summer semester must complete a summer financial aid request form when available, preceding the summer Study Abroad program. Students must attach a Financial Aid Study Abroad Acknowledgement and Cost Worksheet completed by the Study Abroad Coordinator, to the Summer Financial Aid Request form and submit all documents together. Financial assistance are processed for OU Study Abroad Programs only. If the student is enrolled in a Study Abroad Program offered through another university/college, financial aid cannot be processed by OU.
For more information about the Gilman scholarship program, please click on the link below.
Gilman Scholarship Website
For more information about the Boren Awards, please click on the link below.
CBYX Youth Exchange
students of all majors to apply for this seven-to-ten week program. The program provides foreign language
instruction, and cultural experiences in thirteen critical need languages. This is a U.S. government effort to
expand the number of Americans studying critical need foreign languages.
For more information about the Critical Language Scholarship Program, please click on the link below.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
Cultural Vistas Fellowship
a two- or four- year college or university and who demonstrate the need of financial assistance to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. This scholarship provides need-base funding to assist with the cost of the study abroad
program and related materials, such as airfare, books, living cost, etc.
For more information about the Freeman-Asia Scholarship, please click on the link below.
Fulbright UK Summer Institute Scholarship for Undergraduates
For more information about the Fund for Education Abroad, click on the link below.
Fund for Education Abroad
Japan-USA Bridging Scholarship
Applicants must be a degree-seeking undergraduate enrolled in good standing at a JCMU Consortium University (one of the 15 public universities in Michigan), and must demonstrate academic excellence by sustaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation Scholarship
Morgan Stanley Scholarship
New Zealand Scholarship
Travel Writer Application
Billing for CIEE, GEO and JCMU programs
Your OU bill while studying on a CIEE, GEO or JCMU program will look different from your standard mySAIL eBill for on-campus courses.
On your study abroad eBill, all lines labeled CIEE, GEO or JCMU are part of the program fee. Descriptions may include deposit, housing charges, program tuition and other program charges. The last line of your eBill will include your normal rate of OU Tuition. This amount is deducted from the program fees appearing above it, so that the sum total of your charges is equal to the total cost of your program billed by CIEE, GEO or JCMU. Although the word "tuition" appears in two different line items on your bill, you are not being double-billed. Tuition appears twice only for accounting purposes.
The eBill also itemizes any financial aid you receive, including loans, grants and scholarships. When you study abroad, your financial aid will be released on or around the first day of your study abroad program, not at the beginning of the corresponding OU term. Please do not be alarmed if you don't see your expected financial aid on your eBill before you leave, as it will be released only when your program starts.
Paying for CIEE, GEO and JCMU programs
CIEE, GEO and JCMU invoice Oakland University for your program fees. They will not accept payment from you directly; you must pay your OU bill as you would for a semester on-campus. If you receive financial aid, please ensure that you have activated the direct deposit option on mySAIL and that it is connected to your correct bank account. When your financial aid is released, it will be applied towards the tuition portion of your bill, and any funds remaining will be transferred to your bank account. It may take 5-7 business days for the deposit to show up in your account. Once you receive the funds, you must log in to mySAIL and pay the remainder of your bill.
Please note that any remaining debts to CIEE, GEO or JCMU after the completion of your program will be treated as debts to Oakland University. Failure to pay may result in holds on your account, which will prevent you from registering for classes or receiving a transcript.