Financial Aid

As an AYF participant you may be able to utilize Financial Aid to fund your Academic Year Abroad.

All students interested in applying for Financial Aid for study abroad, please consult your home university financial aid office for usage guidelines. Usage guidelines for UW-Madison students can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) webpage at

If you have not received aid in the past, you may still be eligible for financial aid to help with your study abroad expenses. Students interested in receiving financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Since it can often take in excess of 4 weeks to complete the processing of financial aid applications, it is best to apply as early as possible.

If you already receive aid, you may qualify for additional funding to offset the extra costs sometimes associated with study abroad. Additional aid often comes in the form of loans, although many study abroad offices offer some need-based study abroad grants. Likewise, if anticipated study abroad costs are less than on-campus costs, aid packages can be reduced.

IAP will be happy to provide a program cost information letter to Non-Consortium Students upon request.

For additional details and information regarding financial aid policies and application procedures, students from University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Iowa, and Non-Consortium Students are directed to their home university financial aid offices.

UW-Madison students will find additional information on the program page of the UW-Madison Office of International Academic Programs.

Questions about financial aid and funding your study abroad program may be addressed to:

Heidi Johnson, OSFA Financial Aid Advisor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phone: 608-262-3060