Enrollment in a study abroad program that has been approved by Uconn Study Abroad may be considered enrollment at UConn for the purpose of applying for federal student aid. All study abroad participants should complete a FAFSA by March 1 to ensure that you are considered for any financial aid for which you might be eligible. Sources of aid and procedures vary depending on the type of study abroad program you choose. Financial Aid eligibility criteria are the same when studying abroad or studying at UConn.
How much does it cost to study abroad?
How do I know if my program charges UConn tuition?
The budget item for Program Fees is not the same as tuition.
Can I use my financial aid to study abroad?
The following grants and scholarships can only be used towards exchange programs, which charge UConn tuition: Nutmeg, Day of Pride, Leadership, Presidential, Academic Excellence, UConn Award, STEM Scholarships, University Grant, and Tuition Remission Grant. Additionally, no tuition waivers will apply towards programs that charge program fees and not UConn tuition.
If you are a Nutmeg or Day of Pride scholar, your scholarship will cover tuition and fees billed by UConn. You will be billed for room and board by your Host Institution and your Nutmeg or Day of Pride Scholarship will not apply.
What are the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy parameters?
I have received a letter from the Office of Student Financial Aid Services regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress. What are my next steps?
If the letter you receive states that you are not in compliance with the SAP policy due to low pace, and indicates that you may submit an appeal, you also should complete the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form found here. Indicate on your appeal that you are still waiting for your Study Abroad grades to be posted. You are required to submit supporting documentation along with your appeal. You may submit a letter (on letterhead) from the Study Abroad Office indicating that you have been notified of the requirement to submit your transcripts at the end of the Study Abroad term. Remember that you are responsible for ensuring the timely posting of your Study Abroad coursework to your transcript.
If the letter you receive is a warning concerning your future financial aid eligibility, no appeal is required.
Is financial aid available for Summer Study Abroad Programs?
NOTE: Students must be enrolled for at least six credits during the summer to be eligible for most forms of summer financial aid available.
|If You Are Participating In||You May Use||You May Not Use|
|UConn program for which UConn charges TUITION (eg: exchange and National Student Exchange programs).||CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV funds including Pell Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans and private scholarships. Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver and academic scholarships may be used only for the amount of tuition charged by UConn.||Federal Work-Study (FWS).|
|Faculty led UConn program for which UConn charges program fees and not tuition. (eg: Uconn in Florence, Uconn in Granada, etc)||CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships may be used for the cost of the program.||FWS, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).|
|Third Party Program (eg: CIEE, GlobaLinks) that has been approved by the Study Abroad Office||CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships may be used for the cost of the program.||FWS, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, tuition waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship). *|
|External program not approved by the Study Abroad Office||N/A||No financial aid eligibility|
Can I receive additional funding to study abroad?
I have not applied for Financial Aid – What are my options?
What happens to my Work-Study if I Study Abroad?
How do I defer my University fee bill for a UConn Faculty Led and Exchange programs?
How do I defer my bill for a Third Party Program?
, to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services immediately after signing your Study Abroad Student Contract. This consortium agreement must be completed by a financial aid officer and returned to the sponsoring institution or program prior to the payment deadline. This form is used to notify the sponsoring institution or program that UConn will be providing your financial aid, and serves to confirm your enrollment in the program. Financial aid will not show as anticipated aid or be disbursed to your student account without a completed UConn Informal Consortium Agreement for Study Abroad. In addition, certain institutions will have their own form that must be submitted to them in order for you to defer payment.
How will I receive my financial aid?
A refund check will then be written for any remaining amount. The earliest date a refund will be available is the first day of classes AT UCONN each semester. You must complete the entire financial aid process to receive a refund. Refund checks can be requested online at http://www.bursar.uconn.edu.
You should appoint a trusted friend or family member as your Power of Attorney. Forms are available at http://www.bursar.uconn.edu. This person will be responsible for contacting the Bursar’s Office and requesting your refund check. The refund check is made out in your name. Check with your bank to be sure that your power of attorney will be able to deposit the check.