Financial Programs

It’s never too early to start financial planning for your study abroad experience!

We believe study abroad should be within the reach of every student. All applicants are encouraged to explore the wide range of scholarships and funding opportunities offered through the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University, which operates Alliance programs in China, India, and Israel.

Beyond our need-based scholarships, Alliance students may also apply to additional IFSA-Butler financial programs. The application requirements and deadlines vary by financial program. Follow the links below to learn more about these exciting opportunities!


Fill the GAP (Global Account Program) allows students to save in advance for any Alliance program and includes a matching grant up to $1,000.

Learn more about Fill the GAP.


UpFront allows Alliance students to put airfare and their program deposit on their IFSA-Butler student account in order minimize up-front costs. The account may then be paid with financial aid or our monthly payment option.

Learn more about the UpFront Program.


This scholarship valued at $2,500 is for first generation college student and is used to reimburse certain up-front expenses for study abroad, including airfare, visa costs, and passport fees. The scholarship for some recipients may include a $500 housing scholarship.

Learn more about the First Generation Scholars Program.


Build your résumé and help pay for study abroad at the same time! Work-to-Study grants allow students to work on special projects before or during their study abroad experience. Positions are typically available in a wide range of areas related to study abroad and Alliance programs. IFSA-Butler pays $300 to $1,000 for completed projects.

Learn more about Work-to-Study Grants.

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