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.

SAIIE Scholarships

UW-La Crosse Scholarship
Every spring and fall term, SAIIE offers UW-La Crosse students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,200 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program, during the summer sessions $300 per session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions. We also offer UW-La Crosse students a scholarship worth $300 for our winterim term. 

UW-Whitewater Scholarship
Every spring and fall term, SAIIE offers UW-Whitewater students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program, during the summer sessions $300 per session, and $500 if a student is enrolled in both sessions. We also offer UW-Whitewater students a scholarship worth $300 for our winterim term.

Guide SAIIE Scholarships 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.