Spanish American Institute of International Education - SAIIE - Financial Aid

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UW-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS (ONLY)
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPECIFIC UNIVERSITIES
OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
Guide to the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FAQ's for Non-Platteville Students

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 spring and fall 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 $1000.

SAIIE Academic Scholarship
SAIIE is now offering during spring and fall terms, Academic scholarships available to all students participating in our Study Abroad Program.  Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.  Each scholarship is worth $1500.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UW-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS (ONLY)

SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, UW-Platteville students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,650 for their semester or academic year abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking UW-Platteville student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

Apply: uwplatt.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=40715

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPECIFIC UNIVERSITIES

Clarke University Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, Clarke University students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking Clarke student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

Neumann Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, Neumann University students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking Neumann student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

University of Dubuque Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, UD students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking UD student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

UW-Lacrosse Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, UW-LaCrosse students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,200 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking UW-LaCrosse student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

UW-Oshkosh Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, UW-Oshkosh students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking UW-Oshkosh student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

UW-River Falls Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, UW-River Falls students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking UW-River Falls student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

UW-Whitewater Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, UW-Whitewater students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking UW-Whitewater student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

Wisconsin Lutheran College Scholarship
SAIIE offers during spring and fall terms, Wisconsin Lutheran College students the chance to win scholarships worth $1,000 for their semester abroad on the SAIIE program. To apply for this scholarship, students must be a full-time degree-seeking Wisconsin Lutheran College student in the semesters before and after having taken part in the SAIIE program.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

UW-Platteville International Study Scholarship
All full time degree seeking UW-Platteville students may apply for a UW-Platteville International Study Scholarship.  Students must be participating on an approved education abroad program.  UW-Platteville students may qualify for a $300 scholarship for Winterim, Spring break, or Summer Programs.  However, if they demonstrate financial need, they may qualify for a $500 scholarship for Winterim, Spring break, or Summer Programs.  UW-Platteville students may qualify for a $1000 scholarship for semester or academic year programs.  Non-residents with demonstrated financial need may qualify for a $1300 scholarship for semester or academic year programs. Wisconsin residents with demonstrated financial need may qualify for a $2000 scholarship for semester or academic year programs. 

Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 to U.S. citizen undergraduates from two-and four- year institutions. It aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Must receive a Federal Pell Grant to be eligible.

Corinne Jeannine Schillings Study Abroad Scholarship
The Corinne Jeannine Schillings Foundation supports undergraduate study abroad experience by providing $1,000 scholarships for academic year, semester, or summer study abroad programs.

Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded twice per year.  Each scholarship is worth $500. The Go Overseas scholarship is open to current students who will be enrolled in a study abroad program during the coming academic year. Recipients must be successfully accepted into a study abroad program.

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.