Spanish American Institute of International Education - SAIIE - Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to all students, depending on their eligibility. The amount of financial aid you can receive depends on a number of factors, including whether you are currently receiving it for studying at your home campus in the US and how much you are currently receiving, as well as the additional costs of studying abroad which are taken into account when calculating how much financial aid you are eligible for. Even if students are not currently receiving financial aid, they may want to consider applying for it for the academic year during which they plan to study abroad. Please note that the amount of financial aid you receive is decided by your home university/ college, and may vary according to different universities. Students should visit the financial aid office of their home university to learn more.

Below you’ll find links to a number of scholarships and grants for which you may apply to assist in financing your study abroad program. Some may only be available to students who fit certain criteria (a particular major or location, for example), so please read the information carefully prior to applying.  
                    

SAIIE Scholarships

Please note: Students may apply for no more than one SAIIE scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL STUDENTS

SAIIE Student Athlete Scholarship - (Only NCAA Division II and Division I athletes are eligible for the scholarship)
SAIIE is now offering during summer terms, Sports scholarships available to all students participating in any of the SAIIE Sports programs, which is taken away from the overall program cost (not the sports fees).  Each scholarship is worth $500 for students participating in one session and up to $800 for those participating in both sessions.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UW-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS (ONLY)

UW-Platteville Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, UW-Platteville students the chance to win scholarships worth $500 during each summer session regardless if they are enrolled in one or both sessions.                                                               

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPECIFIC UNIVERSITIES

Clarke University Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, Clarke students the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

Neumann University Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, Neumann students the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

UW-Oshkosh Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, UW-Oshkosh students the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

UW-River Falls Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, UW-River Falls students the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

UW-La Crosse Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, UW-La Crosse students the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

University of Dubuque Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, UD students students the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

UW-Whitewater Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, UW-Whitewater the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

Wisconsin Lutheran College Scholarship
SAIIE offers every summer, Wisconsin Lutheran College students the chance to win scholarships worth $300 during each summer session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions.

Guide to the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Best Schools Guide to the FAFSA

A very useful guide for students.  It advises students on how to check if you are eligible and how to apply for Financial Aid in the US.

FAQ's for Non-Platteville Students

FAQ's

Can financial aid apply to study abroad?
Yes, it can. Some to all of your financial aid may apply to your study abroad program.

I have never received financial aid before; am I eligible?
You might be. Since study abroad usually involves higher costs, you may have increased financial need. Consider a federal education loan, you may be eligible. We do not recommend financing study abroad with credit. Visit your home school financial aid office for advice.

How do I apply for financial aid for study abroad from my home college?
Contact your home school's Financial Aid office. Some universities and colleges will allow you to apply for some or all of your institutional aid as well as your federal aid for your study abroad program costs. Others will process federal loans to help you finance your study abroad through UW-Platteville in the form of a Consortium Agreement.

What if my home institution won't give me financial aid to study abroad?
You might still be able to obtain financial aid funding by applying directly to UW-Platteville as a "full admit" student. UW-Platteville can process federal and state funds for which you are eligible, including the Federal Stafford Loan, the Federal PLUS (parent) loan, and the Federal Pell Grant.