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IE3 Financial Aid and Scholarships
As IE3 Global Internships is an academic program of OSU, you are able to apply most forms of the financial aid (i.e. grants, loans) and scholarships you may receive toward the cost of the internship. It is important that you apply for FAFSA in advance to be eligible to receive financial aid.
Prior to your departure, your IE3 Campus Coordinator will send your internship program budget to the Financial Aid Office, where your financial aid information is reviewed, and your aid is adjusted accordingly. See the "Using Financial Aid" section of the website for more details. Your IE3 program fee will be charged to your OSU student account at the beginning of the internship term. When your financial aid (i.e. grants, scholarships, loans) is disbursed on the first day of the term, it should be applied toward the program cost. If your aid amount is greater, then the refund will be issued either via direct deposit (highly recommended) or by check.
There are a number of scholarships available for students participating in international programs, including IE3 internships. Visit the scholarships page, search for any scholarships you are eligible for, and apply in advance. Make sure scholarships are applicable for internships, as some scholarships require you to be enrolled in academic classes. Be open and creative when you look for funding sources. Some of the past IE3 students have received not only OSU/IE3 scholarships, but also from schools/organizations from their home town, parents' employer, or through national organizations and foundations. You must take initiative and be proactive to seek those resources.
The deadlines for the IE3 scholarship are listed here.