Funding your Study Abroad program
“I’d love to study abroad, but isn’t it expensive?”
Costs vary depending on where you go and for how long. At WTAMU, you can take advantage of an exchange agreement with universities abroad. WTAMU students can study at an international university for essentially the same cost as remaining here. Tuition and fees are paid at here and housing is usually paid for in the host country. Additional expenses include international travel, meals, passports, visas and incidentals, such as travel within the host country or region.
Even though there are several options for getting extra funds for your study abroad program, the truth is that some portion will probably have to come out of your pocket. It is a great idea to start saving some money and finding as many scholarships and other financial resources as you can, even if you think it’s too early for that.
The International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS)
The Office of Study Abroad offers the International Education Fee Scholarship to all students that participate in our study abroad programs. This scholarship is granted based on GPA, Financial need, and program lenght. To apply, just complete the IEFS Application Form and return it to the Office of Study Abroad.
To qualify for the IEFS, you must meet the following requirements:
IEFS Application Deadlines
(Application deadlines for the next award period will be announced soon!)
Using your Financial Aid
Most grants and loans you receive can be used to pay for your study abroad program. We work closely with the Financial Aid Office to determine how much you can receive. For additional information, make sure you contact Charissa Harden in the Financial Aid Office, by phone: (806) 651-2058, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, there are other resources that can help you finance your program abroad, for example:
"I want to know even more!"
We know that "information is power", specially when it's about money... that's why we have collected a few ideas to help you find ways to make your study abroad program more affordable, so check out our 10 tips for studying abroad on a budget.