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Financial Information

We encourage students to plan ahead financially and look for financial support from many resources:  loans, grants, scholarships, departments, family members, employers, extra-curricular organizations, and religious or social affiliations.  The UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will be a great help regarding questions about loans, grants or scholarships.  Don't forget to complete the FAFSA to start the process of applying for need-based aid (e.g. loans and grants).

Program Costs

Use the program search tool to find your program.  Once you have selected your program, click on the budget link at the top of the page for cost estimates. 

Billing and Payment

Non-refundable Study Abroad Application Fee:

$80 fee posted to a student's Bursar account automatically after a student selects "Apply Now".

Non-refundable Program Deposit:

  • The program deposit will range from $600-$750, depending on the program.
  • The deposit will be applied toward total program costs.
  • The deposit will be due upon submitting an application for the program.  UA programs through third-party providers (GlobaLinks (AustraLearn), CEA, CIEE, ISA, & Semester at Sea) will not be assessed the program deposit, but will only be charged the UA Registration Fee later.
  • The program deposit will not be removed from Bursar's accounts nor will it be refunded if a student cancels from a program.  Only in the cases that a student is not accepted to a program or the program is cancelled will the deposit be refunded. 
  • Academic year students will be billed the deposit before each semester.

Final Study Abroad Program Fees:

  • Posted about 45-60 days prior to the start of the UA term in Tucson.  The payment deadlines coincide with UA tuition payment deadlines.  Students going on UA-affiliated third-party provider programs (GlobaLinks (AustraLearn), CEA, CIEE, ISA, & Semester at Sea) will be charged the non-refundable UA Registration Fee ($1500 for semester programs and $600 for summer programs).
  • Students have to pay fees at least 30 days prior to departure and within 30 days of posting to avoid late fees (see additional information on deadlines below).
  • It is critical to secure appropriate funding in advance and to make a "fall back" financial plan if applying for scholarships or other non-guaranteed funding. If you think you might have to cancel later for any reason, you should consider purchasing some kind of travel insurance to cover some of your costs for late cancellations.

Payment Deadlines Based on UA Bursar's Office Schedule:

Billed after: Due by: For program type:
    UA Summer faculty-led programs
    UA Summer faculty-led & third-party program providers
    Third-party program providers
    UA Fall & academic year faculty-led programs
    UA Fall & academic year faculty-led & third-party program providers

Please note:  Payments in UAccess are credited on a first-charged, first-paid basis with tuition charges credited before all others.


Scholarships and Grant Lists

Please note: Most UA merit-based scholarships or tuition waivers cannot be used for studying abroad, but need-based loans and grants can be used to cover program tuition and expenses. Study Abroad and Student Exchange will work with the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) to ensure that those scholarships/waivers are automatically deferred while you are abroad, but please confirm with Financial Aid as to whether or not your specific scholarship is applicable. Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) for faculty, staff and dependents is not valid for study abroad.  Additionally, students cannot use payment plans to pay for study abroad.

Scholarships eligible to be utilized while studying abroad include:

  • One-time $1,500 study abroad award for Eligible Fall 2011 Admits only, who have a National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic or National Achievement Tuition Award. The tuition award may not be used while abroad, but may be deferred. Review the Terms and Conditions for details on deferments at the UA Scholarships website.
  • Flinn Foundation Scholars
  • Baird Foundation Scholars
  • Dorrance Foundation Scholars
  • Some private non-UA scholarships (consult with donors)

Scholarship Universe

Scholarship Universe is a UA developed web database that automatically lists all scholarships that you are eligible for based on a profile that you submit.  This is a great tool in general to find scholarships for your university education, but also to find specific scholarships for studying abroad.

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid with questions at 520-621-1858 or


UA Travel Grant


The University of Arizona Travel Grant is a competitive award offered by Study Abroad and Student Exchange (SASE) and distributed to both need and merit applicants. Fall and Spring awards are $750 and Summer awards are $500. Grants are limited and highly competitive. Only complete UA Travel Grant applications are considered, and all complete applications will be reviewed by the UA Travel Grant committee.


To apply for the need-based Travel Grant, students must meet the following criteria:

- Be a degree-seeking UA student accepted to a SASE-promoted program
- Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
- Receive the Pell Grant/University Grant OR Accept student loans OR write a need justification statement that details how you demonstrate need (this statement will be evaluated separately for eligibility)

To apply for the merit-based Travel Grant, students must meet the following criteria:

- Be a degree-seeking UA student accepted to a SASE-promoted program
- Have a minimum 3.5 GPA

Students who meet both the need-based AND merit-based criteria may apply to both separately. However, students are only eligible to receive one (1) award per semester.


Click the appropriate button below to open an application for the UA Travel Grant. Follow the instructions within to complete your application. Only applications that are complete by the deadline will be considered.

***Please make sure that you are applying for the term that you are going abroad.  For example, if you are going abroad in the Summer, please select Summer (not Fall or Spring)***


Spring programs: October 15 (midnight)
Summer programs: March 15 (midnight)
Fall programs: April 15 (midnight)

Selection and Notification

All students who submit complete applications by the deadline will have their applications reviewed by the UA Travel Grant committee. Applicants will be notified by e-mail approximately one month after the application deadline. Awards for successful applicants will be posted to their UAccess account and will be disbursed at the beginning of the semester abroad.UA