An important reason for all financial aid is
the principle of “equal access”. All students, regardless of
financial need, should have access to academic opportunity.
International study should not be excluded from this or seen as a
“luxury”. This said, the reality is that financial aid is not a
There are currently two categories of
consideration for financial aid:
abroad programs sponsored by the University of Dubuque:
This includes short
term, interim, semester, or year-long academic programs created or
supervised by University faculty, or collegial reciprocal
arrangements such as the Business Education
Initiative/Irish American Scholars Program.
Because you must
register and pay University tuition to attend any of these programs,
all of your financial aid package (Federal, state, institutional, and
loans) will apply to this study. If you are responsible for your own
board and room, such as in the Irish American Scholars program in
Belfast, the Business Office, the Financial Aid Office and the
International Studies Office will work together to see that the
board/room portion of your aid package is remitted to you.
2. Other study abroad programs:
Guidelines for Federal
(and most state) aid allow that aid to be used for study abroad as
the student is enrolled in a degree program at the home institution
abroad credit is approved for credit
the home institution
the study abroad classes are considered “full time”
(grants or scholarships from University of Dubuque funds) will not
apply to these study abroad programs.