Financial Aid & Scholarship Info

Below are some helpful tips and links and a few steps to take in order to insure that you are ready to for your travel experience.

  • Invest in constructing a reasonable budget for your time abroad. The budget should be one that reflects your goals while abroad (travel, activities, etc.) and your personal “comfort zone” (staying in hotels vs. hostels).
  • Meet with your Financial Aid Counselor to discuss how your financial aid may be used abroad and be sure to talk about options for additional funding to cover increased expenses due to cost of living or travel.
  • Make sure you understand options such as parent loans and alternative loans. Different types of loans will have different interest rates and conditions. Webster students, keep in mind that loan disbursements will not post on your student account until the second week of class and refunds are not processed until after the add/drop period.
  • If you study abroad during the spring semester, it is your responsibility to file for the next academic year financial aid either while you are studying abroad or prior to leaving town. As a reminder, priory deadline for COMPLETING your financial aid file is March 30th.

Webster Students

Financial assistance from Webster University is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are degree-seeking students at Webster. Webster students will need to contact their financial aid counselor  to see how their financial aid can be used while studying abroad.

There are also scholarships available to qualified students. The Office of Study Abroad offers the Webster World Traveler Program as a special scholarship available to Webster students that do not receive tuition remission. This award is for a free round-trip ticket from St. Louis to the international campus. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) for additional information.

In addition, Webster University offers the Leif Sverdrup Study Abroad Scholarship to Webster undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit the web site for more information on deadlines and eligibility requirements.

Non-Webster Students

For Non-Webster students, most federal and state financial aids awarded by the home campus can be used while studying abroad. Contact your financial aid counselor see how your financial aid may be used to study abroad at Webster University.

Scholarship Opportunities

For information on scholarships opportunities offered through various universities and programs, please visit our Scholarship page.

Handling Your Finances