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MAMTA Financial Aid and Scholarships
As a MAMTA internship 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 IDEA advisor 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. The only fee that will be charged to your OSU student account at the beginning of the internship term is the $350 registration & administration fee. When your financial aid (i.e. grants, scholarships, loans) is disbursed on the first day of the term, it should pay off the $350 fee, 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. 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. There may be scholarships offered by schools/organizations from your home town, parents' employer, or through national organizations and foundations. You must take initiative and be proactive to seek those resources.