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 offered by the SAIIE program to students participating in their program, as well as other scholarships or 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.
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 up to $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 up to $1500.
SAIIE Alumni Scholarship
Siblings or any other family member of SAIIE alumni receive a 10% discount if they enroll in a SAIIE semester or any other short term program offered at SAIIE (summer or winterim).
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.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SPECIFIC UNIVERSITIES
SAIIE offers during Spring and Fall terms, students the chance to win scholarships worth up to $1,500 for their semester abroad, $500 during the Summer sessions and $300 during the Winter sessions on the SAIIE program from the following Universities:
Please Note: To learn more about the different SAIIE Scholarship opportunities please click here.
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.
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.
FAFSA (FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID) GUIDE
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
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 RECIVED 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.