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UMassD sisters Glendalis and Glendimar de la Cruz while studying in Seville, Spain

Financial Aid

Students who receive financial aid (including loans) can apply much of their aid to study abroad programs. For more information on which types of aid are transferable to study abroad, please see Before You Board - Bringing Your Financial Aid Abroad. Once students have been accepted or nominated to their program in Via (the IPO's study abroad application portal), financial forms that detail the estimated cost of the study abroad program will be required. Students will be able to find these forms in Via. Students should check their COIN account for changes and/or adjustments to their 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.

Students are encouraged to set up Direct Deposit in COIN, as this is the fastest way for students to receive funds due to them (instructions on how to set this up are available in COIN). Funds will not be released until approximately 10 days after UMassD's Add/Drop period.

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 UMassD transcript. All students (with the exception of Hessen Partnership participants) will be billed a separate $250 study abroad fee.


Payments may be made by check or money order (made out to “University of Massachusetts Dartmouth”) and mailed or delivered in person to the address below. Please include a note with your name, student id number, program for which you are making a deposit or payment, and the term you will be studying abroad.

Student Service Center
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747
Non-UMass Dartmouth Students: Any non-UMass Dartmouth student should first telephone the International Programs Office to request a non-degree student registration form to accompany the check payment.

Payment Due Dates*

Faculty-led and Hessen Partnership IWU and ISU programs
Due at time of application - $250 program deposit, non-refundable
Dec 1 - Program fee for Winter and Spring programs, non-refundable**
Apr 1 - Program fee for Summer and Fall programs, non-refundable**

Exchange programs and Hessen Partnership semester programs
Due at time of application - $250 program deposit, non-refundable
UMassD tuition and fees or the Hessen Program Fee are due during the regular billing period of the term the student is studying abroad.

International Education Organization (IEO) programs
Please refer to the organization's policies.

*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 Program Fee"). The study abroad fee is due during the regular billing period of the term the student is studying abroad. 

**Failure to pay the program fee by the due date may result in being removed from the program.

Cancellation Policy

Faculty-led programs. Program deposits ($250) as well as the fee for the program are non-refundable (except in the case that a student is not eligible or the program does not run). If tuition is included in the program fee, the standard UMassD tuition refund policies apply for the tuition portion of the fee. NOTE: As with campus classes, UMassD reserves the right to cancel a published study abroad program if undersubscribed; in this case, all payments made by the student are credited to the student's COIN account.

International Education Organization (IEO) programs. Please refer to the organization's policies.


UMass Dartmouth is a commitment partner in the Generation Study Abroad effort to double the number of US students studying abroad.  You may search the Generation Study Abroad scholarship database. 

Learn more: UMassD scholarships

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