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Studies Abroad: Financial Aid and Student Accounts Questions
Financial Aid is available for some, but not all study abroad programs.
Institutional (except Tuition Exchange), federal, and state aid are available for use in any academic year institutional study abroad program. The University of Portland also offers summer study abroad programs. Only federal financial aid (loans and grants, for students who qualify) is available for summer institutional study abroad programs. Please refer to the Study Abroad website for a complete list of UP summer programs.
IES offers students opportunities to study abroad in a wide variety of locations not available through the Institutional Study Abroad programs. The University of Portland has only a partial consortium agreement with IES. Therefore, only federal and state aid (loans and grants, for students who qualify) may be used for most IES programs. However, declared French majors studying abroad with IES in Nantes, France, during a fall or spring semester are eligible for institutional (except Tuition Remission and Tuition Exchange), federal and state aid as long as they are approved by the Studies Abroad Office.
Only federal financial aid (loans and grants, for students who qualify) is available for summer IES study abroad programs, including programs in Arles and Paris, France.
Talent awards require the approval of the awarding department (i.e. ROTC, Athletic, Drama or Music scholarships.)
Federal Workstudy is not available for study abroad programs. However, there are 9 work positions in the academic year Salzburg program and they are are awarded to the 9 students who have the highest need.
Students can view their accounts through their Self Serve account. Go to https://pilots.up.edu and login. Click ‘Login to Self Services,' located in the upper right corner of the page (or the "SSB" button). Then click on ‘Student Information.’ From there, click on ‘Student Records.' Then click on ‘Account Summary by Term.’ There will be a list of the student’s charges and payments for the semester.
Financial Aid generally cannot be used to pay the initial deposit for study abroad. The first two deposits are non-refundable; however, the $1000 is taken off of the total cost of the program. The final payment is the remaining tuition that is owed. Often loans and financial aid will cover much of this final payment. Students should check with financial aid to see what their remaining balances will be after all of their scholarships and loans are applied.
Deposits should be sent directly to the Studies Abroad office with the student’s name, ID number, and the name of the program he or she will be attending all readable on the check. Pay to the order of “University of Portland.” Deposits are due throughout the semester and the due dates of the deposits are located in the contract.
It covers tuition, housing, meals (for programs that include them), some excursions, and insurance.