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Financial Aid and Scholarships

CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College students should consult with the academic advisor on your home campus about the procedures for applying for Opportunities Funds to be applied to study abroad program costs.

Students in CSI’s Verrazano School Honors Program should consult with the advising office of this program about scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and procedures to apply for study abroad scholarships for Verrazano students that were first offered in 2011-12.

CSI students may be eligible to apply for additional scholarships for summer, winter intersession, and semester programs as below. All grants are awarded to students based on their ability to benefit from their participation in a study abroad program. Academic merit and financial need are also taken into consideration. CSI students may apply for a grant within the online application by March 1st for Summer and Fall, or October 1st for Winter and Spring programs. If you have any questions, come into 2A-206 during study abroad open advising hours M-F between 9am-4:30pm.

Below are sample scholarships that may be available.

SEMESTER PROGRAMS – Awards for Matriculated CSI Students Only:

  • Lorraine & Gordon DiPaolo Scholarship for Overseas Study (for CSI Business Majors ONLY) awards range from $1000-$2000
  • The American University of Rome Study Abroad Grants approximately $4500, or half semester program cost
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici Full Program Study Abroad Grants for Florence or Tuscania, awards range from $4500-$8000
  • CSI Greece Study Abroad Grants, $1000 - $2000 grants
  • Greece ACT Merit Award (3.6 GPA and up, available to CSI, CUNY or any CCIS student), $1000 grant
  • Greece ACT Hellenic American Scholarship (Eligible Greek American students, available to CSI, CUNY or any CCIS student) $2000-$5000
  • Ricciardi Scholarship for Study Abroad in Italy, $500-$1000 award

WINTER AND SUMMER PROGRAMS – Awards for Matriculated CSI Students Only:

  • LdM Short Term Program Awards, $200-500 award
  • Ricciardi Scholarship for Study Abroad in Italy, $500-$1000 award

Summer Sessions / Fall Semester   -  March 1
Winter Intersession / Spring Semester  -  October 1


You will find a list of additional scholarship opportunities at, under “Financial Matters.” Another good site to search for potential study abroad scholarships is This site is administered by the Institute for International Education (

For additional information about financial aid, scholarships, and study abroad programs, feel free to also consult with one of CSI’s study abroad advisors in 2A-206 during our afternoon advising hours from 2-4pm, or schedule an appointment by calling us at 718.982.2100.

Financial Aid Information for Matriculated CSI Students

If you currently receive financial aid, and have filed a FAFSA application that covers your intended period of study, you may be able to use existing aid or increase aid in the form of loans or grants (such as direct loans, Pell grants, etc).

After you have applied for a specific program, you should request to receive an Overseas Expense Verification Form. This cost breakdown will allow adjustments to your educational budget that can impact your eligibility for financial aid.

If you have filed the FAFSA, and applied for a program, and received the Overseas Expense Verification Form, then you may make an appointment with the Student Financial Aid Office, by phone (718.982.2030) or in person (Bldg. 2A, Room 401). Identify yourself as a Study Abroad Student so that they schedule you to meet with the appropriate financial aid advisor at CSI.

Please know that TAP (NY State grant) is not applicable to study abroad programs based at institutions where CSI has an agreement to pay out tuition for your study abroad program. TAP is applicable for exchange programs and for most faculty-led programs where funds are not leaving the college to pay tuition at an overseas school.