Financial Matters

The Academic Year in Freiburg program is very competitively priced at only $17,000 (AYF 2021-22) for non-consortium students.  Detailed financial information and billing policies for non-consortium students are posted on the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s program web page as well as in the Cost & Funding section of this site. A reciprocity rate of $13,000 (AYF 2021-22) is available to residents of Minnesota.

Through the UW-Madison, AYF is available at a reduced fee to students at Big Ten Academic Alliance SPA affiliated institutions. The UW-Madison Office of International Academic Programs bills the Wisconsin Resident Fee of only $10,000 (AYF 2021-22) to the home institution study abroad office; the home institution may charge additional fees.

The following Big Ten universities participate in the Shared Programs Abroad network:

  • University of Illinois
  • Indiana University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Purdue University
  • or Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Students from Big Ten Academic Alliance member schools are asked to consult their study abroad office about possible Academic Year in Freiburg participation at a reduced rate and home university fees. UW-Madison program advisor Andy Quackenbush will be happy to assist advisors and students with any open questions.

Students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and University of Iowa are directed to their study abroad offices for questions regarding billing policies. As each university handles financial matters separately, their own study abroad office will have the most accurate information regarding billing procedures and costs.

Financial aid can often be used to fund study abroad; details ought to be clarified with the student’s home university study abroad office and financial aid office.

A substantial number of scholarships and grants can be applied to AYF participation. For more information about program costs and funding their Academic Year in Freiburg, students may be directed to our Funding Your Study Abroad page.