Study Abroad FAQs
Before you leave to explore the world, learn more about your travel grant.
When will I receive my travel grant?
Going abroad fall semester: Students who study abroad in the fall semester receive notice of their travel grant (if eligible) in mid-May after the Financial Aid Office has reviewed your financial aid application. Fall study abroad students are the first to receive their financial aid awards for the following academic year. It is very important that you meet all priority deadlines in order to receive your financial aid award and notice of your travel grant in a timely manner.
Going abroad spring semester: Students who study abroad in the spring semester receive notice of their travel grant (if eligible) around November after we have verified your abroad status with IPO.
How/where can I receive my travel grant?
Once you have received your financial aid award letter (and have taken care of all financial aid holds), you can request your travel grant money by submitting your flight proof of purchase to the Student Business Services Office. You will also need to complete a Study Abroad Stipend Refund Request with Student Accounts.
Once your request has been processed, Student Business Services will issue you a check for the exact amount of your travel grant (not your flight cost).
Please note, the Student Business Services Office will not issue you your travel grant if you have any outstanding documents with the Financial Aid Office. Please make sure to submit all required Financial Aid forms before you request your travel grant.
When should I purchase my airfare ticket?
You may purchase your ticket at any point, but the sooner you purchase your ticket the better, since rates may increase the longer you wait. Please keep in mind that if you do purchase your ticket early, you will not be able to request your travel grant check until after you receive your financial aid award letter reflecting your travel grant.
- Mailing Address:
Financial Aid Office
1600 Campus Road F-35
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Arthur G. Coons
- Phone: (323) 259-2548
- Fax: (323) 341-4961
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org