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Financial Aid

Financial Aid, in the form of grants, scholarships and loans may be applied to approved study abroad programs through Education Abroad (EdAbroad).  However, financial aid in the form of Work Study, Western grants and Tuition Waivers, including the Western Achievement Award (WAA) scholarship, the Western Award for Excellence (WAE) scholarship and the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) scholarship do not apply.

Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) funds may be applied to Exchanges and some applicable programs.

Complete the free application for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA) for the school year that you intend on studying abroad by the January 31st priority deadline.  FAFSA opens each year on October 1st for the following academic year.

Study Abroad Financial Aid Estimator: This calculator will help you estimate your financial aid eligibility for your WWU Global Learning Faculty-Led summer study abroad program. It is not a guarantee of aid. 

Consider having someone serve as Power of Attorney to take care of any financial matters that may arise while you are away.  The Power of Attorney legally gives the person you indicate the authority to sign documents in your absence.

Set up Direct Deposit to the bank of your choice or to your BankMobile with the Student Business Office.

Review some tips for financial aid from WWU Tips for Students on Financial and Student Debt Relief.

Financial Aid disburses funds to your Student Account the Friday before the first day of the quarter OR the first day of your program, whichever is later.  If your program requires payment before this date, it is your responsibility to make arrangements with the program regarding your payment schedule, if you have financial aid you can have a deferment form completed through the Financial Aid office.


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