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Financial Aid


Students who need financial aid for a study abroad program must submit a FAFSA and complete all the following steps:

  • Meet with the study abroad coordinator.
  • Submit a budget for term abroad to the OSFA.
  • Meet with Financial Aid Adviser Hua Kao in the OSFA.
  • Submit the Study Abroad Agreement Form to the OSFA.

Grants and scholarships are reduced if a student registers for less than 12 hours (less than 15 for Illinois Map Grant recipients) while studying abroad.

Financial Aid Package

After submitting all required documentation, students will receive an email indicating a Revised Electronic Award Letter is ready to view. Study abroad funds will be similar to on-campus awards for students registered full-time. Study abroad students are not eligible for additional gift assistance.

Increases in financial aid for study abroad costs will be awarded with loans such as a Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, PLUS and/or Alternative loans.


Most financial aid funds are credited directly to student accounts shortly before the first day of classes at UIC. Tuition, fees and study abroad program charges are deducted from financial aid proceeds and remaining funds are refunded via direct deposit.

After the Term

Students must submit study abroad transcripts that show: (1) the earned hours they received aid for during the term abroad (2) passing grades of at least a D or above. Students who do not meet requirements may be responsible for repaying funds to UIC.

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