Financial aid does travel! If you qualify for UW-Eau Claire financial aid*, it applies to the program as long as you are enrolled full-time and make advance arrangements. Note that you must earn at least 6 credits on a summer program abroad for full aid to apply; if your program offers fewer than 6 credits, please visit the Center for International Education for details.
Melissa Vogler in the Financial Aid office will assist you with questions about financial aid for study abroad. You may contact Ms. Vogler at: Financial Aid, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 54701. The telephone number is (715) 836-3373, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note that non-resident tuition waivers do not apply to study abroad programs.
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.