Students on financial aid can apply much if not all of their aid to study abroad programs. Once accepted to a specific study abroad program, the financial aid recipient student is required to complete the Financial Aid Information for Study Abroad Programs. This form and documentation of the estimated expenses is first submitted to IPO for verification, and then submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Then watch your COIN account for changes and/or adjustments to your Financial Aid record. While additional money is not awarded for study abroad, students frequently qualify for a higher cap on the amount they can borrow at low student loan interest rates.
Once you receive your financial aid award letter you must contact the Bursars Office and alert them as to how you want your funds disbursed from the University to pay for the international program. Funds will not be released until 10 days after the start of the UMass Dartmouth semester corresponding with the semester you are abroad.
Study Abroad Status
All students who participate in study abroad will be registered by the International Programs Office for EXH ("away on exchange") status as a placeholder to show continuing status and the right to apply any pre-approved credits earned to their UMD transcript.
All students who participate in study abroad will be billed a separate $250 study abroad fee (with the exception of participants in the Hessen program who will be charged a "Hessen fee".)
For programs requiring a deposit, please telephone the UMass Dartmouth Enrollment Center with a credit card number to make payment. All Faculty-led and Exchange programs (including Hessen) require a non-refundable deposit of $350 at time of application (this goes towards the overall price of the program.)
If preferred, a check may be mailed to the address below. In that case, any non-UMass Dartmouth student should first telephone the International Programs Office first to request a non-degree student registration form to accompany the check payment.
285 Old Westport Road
N. Dartmouth MA 02747
Once acceptance to a UMass Dartmouth or UMass in Lisbon program has been confirmed, payment is due in full. (For third-party provider programs, refer to that organization's policies.)
Plan to pay the UMass Dartmouth Enrollment Center by November 30 for Winter and Spring programs, or by April 30 for Summer and Fall programs.
The UMass Dartmouth study abroad course cancellation policy is as follows:
- $350 program deposit – always non-refundable (unless student is not accepted or program does not run)
- The travel portion is due at time of acceptance and is also non-refundable.
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