Early Start Abroad Programs:
Financial aid will begin to release to your student Bursars account approximately ten days before the start of the regular University of Arizona semester, regardless of when your actual study abroad program begins. Students whose program starts ahead of the regular Arizona semester schedule will not have access to their financial aid until that time. If you need aid for your study abroad expenses (including housing, airfare, meals, etc.), you will need to plan ahead for these expenses.
For students applying to exchange programs in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore or Latin America, this is especially true, as the start date of your program will likely be early and you will need to have funds available for upfront costs, such as housing, airfare, and meals.
If you will not have personal funds available to cover upfront costs upfront while you wait for your financial aid to become available, reach out to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid to learn more about temporary loans.