Financial Aid & Scholarship Information for Study Abroad Students

Webster Financial Aid and Scholarship Policy for Study Abroad Students:

  • Webster students retain their federal, state, and Webster funding while studying abroad through a Webster program, with the exception of work study money, as students are not able to work while abroad. (Note:Institutional and state aid is available for fall/spring semester only).
  • Summer study abroad students may be eligible for federal aid (i.e., Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans).
  • Students receiving Webster scholarships must be registered for at least 12 credit hours per semester in order to maintain financial aid and scholarships while abroad. However, please confirm with your financial aid counselor that your grants or scholarships don’t require a higher number of credit hours to be completed during your semester abroad.
  • 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 1. 
  • Military students: if you receive VA educational benefits please contact Jason Blakemore, Vet Success on Campus Counselor--regarding how these benefits apply to you while studying abroad .
  • If you have any questions regarding your aid for a study abroad program, please contact your financial aid counselor for additional information.


Budgeting Abroad

  • Cost sheets are available online under each campus's page. 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).
  • We recommend contacting recent study abroad returnees to gather additional information on realistic budget expectations.
  • 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.

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.


Scholarship Opportunities

Webster 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. In addition, Webster University offers the Leif Sverdrup Study Abroad Scholarship to Webster undergraduate and graduate students. Please contact Shannon Frank, Coordinator of Scholarships for more information.

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

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.