Financial aid does travel! If you qualify for UW-Eau Claire financial aid*, it will apply to your UW-Eau Claire study abroad program. Click here for more details on Financial Aid for Study Abroad.
If you currently receive aid from UW-Eau Claire, and want to have an estimate as to how much aid you might have when you go abroad, you can visit Blugold Central and speak with a front-line staff member. Please note, that you MUST have the top half completed on the Financial Aid Estimate Worksheet BEFORE you go in to talk with Blugold Central. If the worksheet isn't complete, they will ask that you come back when it is. To help you complete the top portion on the worksheet, reference the cost estimate that is posted to the program you are interested in.
Applying for Financial Aid
You apply for financial aid for your time abroad by filing a FAFSA, just as if you are going to be on-campus. See the Financial Aid Web site, http://www.uwec.edu/finaid/, for details. The CIE notifies Financial Aid of all students going abroad in a particular term, and Financial Aid automatically adjusts your financial aid budget. Financial aid is based on your actual costs in your host country, and aid packages include the cost of tuition, fees, room, board, personal expenses, books, local and round-trip international transportation. Additional personal travel you plan to do is not covered by financial aid; neither is the cost of dependents who may travel with you.
Summer Financial Aid
You must file a separate application for summer financial aid. You will find it under the Finances section of your MyBlugold CampS student center. You must earn at least six credits during the summer for aid to apply.
*Note that non-resident tuition waivers do not apply to study abroad programs, and UW-Eau Claire financial aid will not follow you on a non-UW Eau Claire study abroad program.