Financing Your Study Abroad

Study abroad is a great asset to your undergraduate resume, but it often costs more than a regular semester on campus.  Plan ahead and begin saving money for it as early as possible!  Make sure to budget for extra spending money, the costs of a visa, and your airline tickets as well.

Most importantly, meet with a UWSP Financial Aid advisor to calculate your aid eligibility.  Your Financial Aid package does apply to study abroad for academic credit! 


Financial Aid

Students are able to retain their current award of federal & state grants and loans for credit-bearing study abroad programs!  Enrollment of at least half time is necessary  to receive Federal Loans.  Students who receive a Pell grant can receive a proration of the grant based on their enrollment. 

UWSP Financial Aid Office*
Room 106 Student Services Center
Phone: (715) 346-4771
 *First, check with the Financial Aid Office about your current status!

Loan Assistance

Students may be able to receive additional loans (available under the Parent PLUS, DIRECT or  Alternative Student Loan program through private lenders—banks, savings and loan associations, or credit unions) to help finance their study abroad. For more detailed information click here.

Scholarships - Check our Scholarships page!


Wisconsin G.I. Bill Information

If you are eligible for tuition remission opportunities under the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, please read this document: WI GI Bill 2012.pdf. 


IMPORTANT for  All Programs:

Contact the Financial Aid office to set up an appointment!