If you are currently receiving, or eligible to receive, aid at your home institution, LdM will work with you and your home institution so that you may access and use financial aid for your program at LdM. Please meet with the financial aid office at your home institution as soon as possible to discuss using financial aid for your LdM program, as there are particular procedures to follow and there may be some limitations.
In addition, please inform LdM Academic Relations + Student Services (LdM, Inc.) of your intent to use financial aid and complete all required forms by the appropriate deadlines. Doing so may enable you to defer certain payment deadlines.
LdM offers small grants based on academic merit and financial need for Study Abroad and Certificate Programs. Qualified credit-seeking grant applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher must have applied to the LdM Study Abroad or Certificate Program of their choice by the appropriate deadline. Grant applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a professor, or other individual who has supervised the applicant in an academic or working capacity, and all the relevant documents requested on the application form.
Grant applications are due by the program application deadline. Please note: The recommendation which accompanies your grant application must be from someone other than the individual who wrote your program application recommendation.
Institutional Billing Requests / Arrangements
If your home institution prefers to be invoiced and pay on your behalf, please notify LdM Academic Relations + Student Services (LdM, Inc.). LdM will coordinate with your home institution to confirm the terms of the billing arrangement. Please note that you may still be required to confirm your enrollment by submitting the Initial Program Payment and Housing Deposit/Advance, depending on the billing arrangement between LdM and your home institution.
LdM recommends that you meet first with your study abroad and financial aid advisors at your home institution, as they will have knowledge of specific grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible. Additionally, they will be involved in coordinating the transfer of aid and scholarships toward your LdM program.
You may also find it productive to explore additional and alternate funding options. The online resources below may be helpful in your independent research.
The Financial Aid Page: Comprehensive source of financial aid and scholarship information
The Student Guide: U.S. Department of Education publication on various federal aid programs
Fund for Education Abroad: General and dedicated scholarships
GoAbroad.com: Scholarships abroad
Abroad101: Study abroad scholarships
StudyAbroad.com: Financing your study abroad
GoOverseas.com: Study abroad scholarships