Study Abroad with Financial Aid

Want to study abroad but worried about the cost? You can receive financial aid to take advantage of travel programs while earning your degree from WSU.

Take these steps to get started on your plan for studying abroad.


Explore Your Options for Study Away

You have many choices for study abroad from short-term faculty-led programs to a semester or longer.

Do your research and find the program that fits your educational, career and personal goals.

Keep in mind that not all study abroad programs qualify for Federal or Minnesota State Financial Aid. A Financial Aid Counselor will help you determine if your program qualifies.


Complete Essential Paperwork

Be sure you have a current FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office.

Sign up for direct deposit. This will make sure that any extra funds are deposited to your bank account once your WSU bill is paid.


Schedule an Appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor

Be sure to state that you want Financial Aid information about studying away.

Bring a budget estimate to the meeting. If you are considering multiple programs, bring estimates or budget worksheets for each program.

Your financial aid award is based on the number of credits you agree to complete while studying abroad.

If you do not meet this agreement, you will have to repay the financial aid funds that covered the credits you did not earn.