Important Information for Study Abroad and Financial Aid Advisers
Students are required to work with both their Study Abroad Advisers (SAAs) and Financial Aid Advisers (FAAs) as they complete their Freeman-ASIA applications. The information provided here will summarize the role of each adviser, and explain how they will work with their students. Students will be registering their Advisers in the application itself. Advisers do not need to sign-up or register themselves as Freeman-ASIA advisers.
Study Abroad Advisers
Each Freeman-ASIA application requires the endorsement of the applicant's SAA. Applicants are required to reach out to their SAAs to discuss their plans, and confirm that their proposed study abroad program meets the Freeman-ASIA eligibility requirements. When students begin an application, they will be asked to register their SAA using the recommendations portal of the application. The SAA will then receive an email with login information and instructions for completing the application endorsement. SAAs will review the academic and programmatic information provided in the application, and offer corrections or clarification if necessary. They will then be asked to confirm their endorsement of the application.
Financial Aid Advisers
Each Freeman-ASIA application requires the certification of the applicant's Financial Aid Adviser (FAA). Applicants should plan to meet with their FAA to discuss their financial need for study abroad. When students begin an application, they will be asked to register their FAA using the recommendations portal of the application. The FAA will then receive an email with login information and instructions for completing the application certification. FAAs will review the financial aid and financial need information provided in the application, and offer corrections or clarification if necessary. They will then be asked to confirm their certification of the application.
It is important to note that SAAs and FAAs will not be completing recommendations in the traditional sense, but rather reviewing the application for accuracy and submitting confirmation that the Freeman-ASIA eligibility requirements are met.
For applicants whose FAAs and SAAs are the same person, the application will contain an option for dual endorsement/certification from a single Adviser.
Be aware that both FAAs and SAAs must meet the adviser deadline (normally one week following the student deadline) in order for the application to be considered.