Want to see more of the world? Have you always dreamed of supplementing your University of Arizona education with a study abroad program? This page has more information on how you can finance your study abroad experience.
While many Wildcats wish to enrich their education with a study abroad experience, they often have questions about how to pay for it and if they are able to utilize their financial aid. The short answer is, it depends! Different types of financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans) may be used to help cover the cost of particular study abroad programs.
For a complete list of the types of aid that may be available, view this chart.
Generally, grants, scholarships, and loans can be used to cover study abroad expenses but it does depend on the type of program you participate in. Study abroad programs that are eligible to utilize financial aid can be viewed here.
It is important to know that not all types of aid can be applied to cover your expenses, so start by determining what kinds of financial aid you are eligible for. You can view your financial aid offer in your UAccess Student Center. Then, view this chart to understand what financial aid can be applied towards an eligible study abroad program.
No, merit tuition scholarships are not available during the summer. Students may only use their merit tuition scholarship on a UArizona study abroad program for a maximum of 1 year (two consecutive semesters) during the fall and spring semesters only. Students must be meeting the renewal criteria in order to qualify and participate in a study abroad program.
Students who participate in an eligible study abroad program are still required to maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Those receiving either direct or transfer credit from their study abroad program will have 15 units per semester waived for scholarship renewal purposes for each term(s) that they are in the program.
Federal and institutional aid is not able to be applied towards a non UA sponsored study abroad program. Students who are interested are limited to private educational loans to help cover their expenses. These program include, but are not limited to: