I want to study abroad. Will I receive any additional financial aid?
Students who are approved to participate in the University's Explorations/Study Abroad programs may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance when there are program costs above BW tuition, room, and board. Depending on student financial need as measured by the federal FAFSA results, 25% of a student's added Explorations/ Study Abroad formal charges may be awarded in additional BW gift assistance with a possible maximum award of $2,500 in added gift assistance. Additionally, the University offers a no-interest loan option to further help with program costs above the BW costs for tuition, room and board.
Will I receive a Study Abroad Grant if I participate in more than one Study Abroad Program?
You can receive this added Explorations/Study Abroad Grant for more than one overseas study program, but only those approved for such assistance as determined by the BW Explorations Office. Limited funds are available for students who participate in overseas study programs. Students receiving student remission assistance from BW are not eligible to receive additional B‑W gift support for participation in Explorations/Study Abroad programs.
If I qualify, how do I receive additional financial aid?
During the semester prior to the study abroad travel, the Study Abroad/Explorations Office provides the Financial Aid Office with a list of the students who are participating in approved study abroad programs, including any program costs above BW tuition, room and board. Students' financial aid awards are then automatically reviewed to include changes to any direct costs (room and board, and/or program costs), adjustments for allowances for indirect costs not already covered (travel, miscellaneous expenses) by BW tuition, room and board or program costs, and then a revised aid award is processed and sent.