Webster students retain their federal, state, and Webster funding while studying abroad through a Webster program, except for work study money, as students are not able to work while abroad. (Note: Institutional and state aid is available for fall/spring semester only).
Summer study abroad students may be eligible for federal aid (i.e., Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans).
Students receiving Webster scholarships must be registered for at least 12 credit hours per semester in order to maintain financial aid and scholarships while abroad. However, please confirm with your financial aid counselor that your grants or scholarships don’t require a higher number of credit hours to be completed during your semester abroad.
Make sure you understand options such as parent loans and alternative loans. Different types of loans will have different interest rates and conditions. Webster students, keep in mind that loan disbursements will not post on your student account until the second week of class and refunds are not processed until after the add/drop period.
If you study abroad during the spring semester, it is your responsibility to file for the next academic year financial aid either while you are studying abroad or prior to leaving town. As a reminder, priory deadline for COMPLETING your financial aid file is February 1.
Military students: if you receive VA educational benefits please contact Jason Blakemore (Jason.Blakemore@va.gov), Vet Success on Campus Counselor--regarding how these benefits apply to you while studying abroad.
If you have any questions regarding your aid for a study abroad program, please contact your financial aid counselor for additional information.