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).

To find the estimated cost of a program, use the program search tool.  Once you have selected the program, click on the "Budget" link in the top right corner of the page for cost estimates. 

Students with financial aid questions or concerns are encouraged to speak with our Associate Director, Renee Griggs.  Renee has walk-in advising Mondays 1:30-3:30 pm, Wednesday 11am-noon, and Fridays 9:30-11:30 am.

Billing and Payment

Study Abroad & Student Exchange Billing and Payment Policy

Payment for billed study abroad charges is due according to the Bursar's Account Summary Due Dates

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal and Refund Policies



Direct Enroll

Third-party Providers

If you would like to withdraw from a program, you should first contact your study abroad coordinator, then complete the Study Abroad Withdrawal Form.


Financial Aid & UA Scholarships

FAFSA (federal grants and loans) CAN be used for study abroad.  This includes the Pell Grant, University Grant, Arizona Assurance, subsidized loans, unsubsidized loans, and the Parent PLUS loan.

Most UA merit-based scholarships or tuition waivers cannot be used for studying abroad. 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 students who have a National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic or National Achievement Tuition Award. The tuition award may not be used while abroad, but will 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)

Summer Study Abroad

All students participating in a summer study abroad program should have a current FAFSA on file if they need financial aid. Study Abroad will communicate with the Financial Aid office regarding summer program enrollments. Aid is distributed to qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis.

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


Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants List: Excel spreadsheet that includes many scholarships and grants to research

Gilman Scholarship: up to $8000 for Pell Grant recipients to study abroad

Boren Awards: up to $20000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad

Generation Study Abroad Grant: Scholarship awards of $2500 for U.S. Undergraduates for Study Abroad in Spring 2016

SILLC Global Award Fund: Scholarships for students majoring in SILLC disciplines or minoring in Critical Languages or Intercultural Studies for study and internships abroad

Program Specific Scholarships:

Arizona in the French Caribbean: for Africana Studies majors and minors

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS):

FLAS - Latin American Studies

FLAS - Middle Eastern and North African Studies

FLAS - Spanish and Portuguese

Third party provider specific scholarships:

CIEE Study Abroad Scholarships

CEA Study Abroad Scholarships

DIS Scholarships

The Education Abroad Network Scholarships

Semester at Sea Scholarships

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 $1000 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 as the term for your travel grant application.




Spring programs: October 15 (midnight)
Summer programs: February 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.