Requirements for Texas A&M Credit-bearing Education Abroad Program:
- The VA cannot pay for any fees specific to education abroad unless the student is required to participate in an abroad experience as a part of their program.
- Students must be enrolled in courses that will apply to their degree program.
- If the abroad program is not classified as Texas A&M coursework and is not charging Texas A&M tuition and fees, it must meet certain criteria. For instance, it must be a VA certifying institution and program.
- If a student attends a pre-approved and VA certifying institution’s program, they must complete a Primary Institution Letter and submit it to TAMU Scholarships & Financial Aid via file upload in the Financial Aid Portal.
Payments for Texas A&M Credit-bearing Education Abroad:
- Texas A&M can only bill the VA for tuition and fees that are charged by Texas A&M for the course(s) and education abroad fees (when an abroad experience is required).
- VA cannot pay toward any fees associated with books, travel, food, lodging or excursions.
- Students on Chapter 33 will receive BAH according to the TAMU facility code. They will receive a book stipend if they have not met their $1,000 annual limit. If a student is Chapter 1606, Chapter 35 or Chapter 30 their education abroad hours will be certified if the course is required for their degree program. Their monthly stipend will be paid directly to them according to their enrollment for each part of term.
Additional Tips to Maximize Funding:
- Students who are enrolled in less than full time and are in an internship, research, or co-op which is a part of their degree plan can be certified with clock hours. Please contact Scholarships & Financial Aid regarding your program requirement and the possibility of being certified with clock hours.
- All students should verify their cost of attendance has been increased to include the Education Abroad costs and discuss other options regarding financial aid with a Scholarships and Financial Aid Advisor.