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Financial Aid


Governmental financial aid can travel with you! 
Federal and State study abroad awards are calculated based on total program costs (including tuition, room, board, personal expenses, books, and airfare) and therefore may change from the amount you normally receive. To receive aid, students must remain in full-time academic status. (Summer students must have a total of 6 credits.)  Meet with a financial aid professional to discuss details specific to your financial aid.

Federal and State study abroad aid awards are calculated based on total program costs (including tuition, room, board, personal expenses, books, and airfare) and therefore may change from the amount you normally receive here at home. To receive aid, students must remain in full-time academic status. (Summer students must have a total of 6 credits.)  

If you are a Federal Pell grant recipient, consider applying for the Benjamin J. Gilman International Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 for studying abroad (4-week program minimum). 2800 Gilman scholarships were awarded this year!

Study Abroad Grants
Parkside students receive thousands of dollars of Wisconsin Study Abroad grants each year. 

2017-2018 Program Award Categories and Amounts
  • Program length under 14 days:  $750
  • Programs length over 14 days and under 1 full-time semester: $1000
  • Full-time Semester programs (12 credits or more):  $1750
  • 2 Full-time Semesters: $2000
To qualify, applicants must:
  • Be a US citizen and Wisconsin resident.
  • Be a Parkside degree seeking student with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Demonstrate financial need with a FAFSA on file with the Parkside Financial Aid Office.
  • Be accepted to an approved study abroad program.
  • Not have received a Wisconsin Study Abroad grant previously.
To apply for a Wisconsin Study Abroad grant or other UW Parkside study abroad grants, Study Abroad Grant Application form

Additional Grants
Additionally, there may be grants available specific to the program to which you are applying.  Many Provider Organizations offer special aid opportunities.  Do your research!