Financial Aid

Which Financial Aid Can I Use, and For Which Programs?

European Studies
European Studies is a semester long study abroad program offered jointly by Rhodes and The University of the South which takes place from mid-summer through late fall. Students pay tuition, room, and board to Rhodes and receive tuition, room and board on the program. Rhodes institutional aid and federal/state aid are portable for European Studies. For more information about this program, click here.

Rhodes Exchange Programs
Rhodes College has formal bilateral exchange agreements with many universities around the world. Students pay tuition (in some case, room and board) to Rhodes and receive tuition (in some cases, room and board) on the program. Rhodes institutional aid and federal/state aid are portable for these programs. 

Rhodes is also a member of ISEP (The International Student Exchange Program), an organization of more than 200 colleges and universities around the world. Students pay tuition, room, and board to Rhodes and receive tuition, room and board on the program. Rhodes institutional aid and federal/state aid are portable for these programs.

Rhodes Affiliated Programs 
In addition to Rhodes Programs and Exchange Programs, Rhodes has Affiliated Partnerships with numerous other colleges, universities and international organizations. Students participating on an Affiliated Program pay tuition, room, and board (in some cases, partial or no board) to Rhodes and receive tuition, room and board (or partial or no board) on the off-campus program. Rhodes institutional aid and federal/state aid are portable for these programs. 

Petitioning to Study Abroad with Non-Affiliated Programs
A student may petition for variance from the policy regarding Affiliated Programs by writing to the Director of International Programs. Petitioners may request approval to participate for a semester abroad with non-Affiliated Programs from a discrete list of exceptional programs maintained by the Buckman Center. Petitions may be granted or denied based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: the quality of the petition, the rationale on the inadequacy of an Affiliated Program for the student's academic purpose, and the number of petitions already granted for that term, among others.

If the petition is granted, the student will be able to participate on the program by paying tuition, room, and board (in some cases, partial or no board) to Rhodes and receive tuition, room and board (or partial or no board) on the program abroad, using portable institutional and federal/state aid on the petitioned program. Credit earned on these programs is treated as transfer credit. Petitioners are encouraged to secure placement on an Affiliated Program in the event their petition is denied. 
 

Porting Your Financial Aid

If you have financial aid that is eligible to be ported for your program, you may need to complete a Consortium Agreement (this form is contained in the Off-Campus Study Application).  Students do not need this form if they are participating on Rhodes′ European Studies program, ISEP semester or year-long exchanges, and all Rhodes bilateral exchange programs.

If you plan to use a study abroad scholarship, other financial aid, and/or any other funds which will create a credit balance on your Rhodes student account to pay a portion or all of your bill for the program, please forward the programmatic invoice to the Bursar, Richard Huddleston (or by fax: 901-843-3435).  He will pay the portion of the invoice which your existing or anticipated credit balance will allow.  In the event that additional funds are needed, or there is an overage in your account, he will notify you of the next steps via email.