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Availability of FINANCIAL Aid

The Financial Aid office will review each student's eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid. Any program administered by UIU will be eligible for institutional scholarships and grants. Any program operated outside of UIU will NOT be eligible for institutional funds but may be eligible for Title IV assistance. Please check with the Financial Aid office.

Funding for any Study Abroad program disbursed by the Financial Aid office will be available on the regular disbursement schedule for that particular term. Requests for advanced disbursements, for example deposits for a program or airfare, will NOT be approved. 

Academic credit

It is critical that students be registered in the placeholder course at UIU, which allows students to have access to their financial aid, retain scholarships, and continue their enrollment at UIU for the duration of the study abroad program. In order for the Center for International Education and Registrar's Office to process this, all application documents (including the completed and signed Academic Approval Form) must be completed


The drop/add date deadline is for the semester/term of scheduled travel. This date is typically the 3rd day of the term. You can find the specific dates on the Registrar's page of the UIU website.

If your course registration changes while you are abroad, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Coordinator for Education Abroad (educationabroad@uiu.edu). This allows the Academic Approval Form to be updated to reflect the current courses.

All students participating in a study abroad program, internship, service learning and/or research abroad, regardless of host country, must do so through the Center for International Education in order to ensure conformance with UIU academic policies and safeguard the transfer of credit.

Grades gained in UIU-approved programs will transfer back into the student's GPA. Courses taken at other non-affiliated programs will transfer back as transfer credit.

Grade Equivalencies

The Center for International Education utilizes the World Education Services (WES) grade conversion system when converting grades from another educational system into the American grading system.


All students participating in a study, internship, service learning or research program abroad will be required, and automatically enrolled, in the mandatory Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) International Health Insurance Plan provided by CISI. Please note that American-based health insurance plans are not accepted. 

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