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How to Finance Your Study Abroad

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Over 85% of NWTC students who study abroad receive a scholarship or grant!


Utilize our Payment Plan

  • Every NWTC study abroad student is put on our payment plan that stretches out the program cost over the course of 3 months.
  • Students are notified if they've received a scholarship or grant before the first payment is due, and funds can be applied in later payments.
  • Payment deadlines and amounts are program specific, and can be found on individual program flyers.
  • Payments can be made by stopping by or calling (920-498-5483) Student Involvement, SC118. We accept checks (made out to NWTC), cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Apply to the International Programs Study Abroad Grant

  • Awards are typically between $200 - $500. Underrepresented students can be awarded up to $1,000.
  • Grant Applications are due the same date as the study abroad application deadline.
  • Even if you are not FAFSA eligible, you can still apply.
Study Abroad Grant Application

Utilize FAFSA

  • Your FAFSA Loans can be used for a study abroad program!
  • Pell grant recipients can also use any remaining funds to help pay for study abroad.
  • Talk to a Financial Aid Advisor by visiting the Welcome Center, SC240 or calling 920-498-5444.

Apply to the Foundation Scholarships

  • Awards are anywhere from $500 - $2,000.
  • Apply by logging into your my.NWTC, click "Finances", and then "Apply for a Scholarship".
  • Deadlines are April 15th and November 1st.

Apply to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

  • Students can be awarded up to $3,000
  • Applicants must meet the following requirements:
    • Be a citizen of the United States;
    • Be a student in good standing;
    • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
    • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least two weeks, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement;
    • Be proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the United States Department of State* or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation.
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Other Opportunities:

Get Creative!

  • Use electronic resources like Kickstarter and GoFundMe
  • Waive holiday and birthday gifts and request financial gifts or loans instead.
  • Ask friends to join you in raising money by painting, cleaning, washing cars, etc.
  • Ask your church, synagogue or temple to sponsor a special offering, dinner, or raffle.
  • Your dollar may go further than you think! Check out this currency converter to see it's value in the country you're interested in.
 

For more information on study abroad opportunities please contact:

Lacy Frewerd, Study Abroad Coordinator
lacy.frewerd@nwtc.edu
Phone: 920-498-5451

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