The easiest first step is to complete yourUCIAbroad Profile. The Study Abroad Center can use the profile information to share helpful funding resources including scholarship opportunities and financial aid information.
Yes, it is! If you can afford to study here at UCI, you can afford to study abroad.The cost of each study abroad program is different and is available on the program’s website. Study abroad programs may cost more, less or the same as studying for the same period of time at UCI. Play close attention to what the cost includes. Look for tuition, housing, meals, airfare, location transportation, books, supplies, personal incidentals, etc.
Below is a comparison of the cost of a half year spent at UCI versus a half year spent abroad in several countries, for example. In some cases, studying abroad can even be cheaper than attending UCI.
You do not double pay. For the terms you are abroad, you pay your study abroad program fees directly to your program provider instead of paying registration fees to UCI.
Prior to departure check your Zot Account online to make sure you do not owe any money to UCI (library fines, lab fees, housing fees, USHIP Fee, etc.).
Pay any outstanding fees to UCI, including USHIP and UCSA (or apply for the waiver prior to the waiver deadline), before the fee payment deadline.
Please note the UCSHIP and UCSA fees do not appear as separate line items. Unless you have been waiving these fees you have been paying them as part of your UCI tuition every quarter.
EAP students must maintain their domestic health insurance coverage in order to be compliant with the Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) requirements mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
Financial Aid Students – If you are eligible to receive financial aid to cover your health insurance cost, it will be included in your financial aid award and be up to you to use that portion of your aid disbursement to pay for the insurance.
Yes for UC programs only (UCEAP, UCI, Other UC)! Financial Aid eligibility criteria are the same when studying abroad or studying at UCI. Note: in order to receive financial aid you must receive credit and be making progress towards your degree. A student cannot receive aid if they have already met their degree requirements for graduation.
Your financial aid award (scholarships, grants, and/or loans) will be adjusted to cover the total cost of participation in the study abroad program you choose. Sources of aid and procedures vary depending on the study abroad program option you choose. Review and carefully consider the information below when selecting a program abroad.
If you have questions about your individual financial aid eligibility, contact a Financial Aid Counselor in the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com.
A student must maintain at least 6.0 units (between all three summer sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid. We encourage all students to estimate their financial aid eligibility for Summer Session online. Log into My Aid and select “Summer Session Financial Aid.” Students may also accept unused loans from the current year by June 1st to use while abroad. Do NOT complete the summer financial aid application. Your award will be based off of your current academic year FAFSA. Students will automatically be contacted by the Financial Aid Office and notified of their revised financial aid award approximately 1-3 months before departure on UCEAP.
Almost all loans and possibly very small grants. Funding is the same as for UCI Summer Session.
Yes but very limited
A student must maintain at least 6.0 units (between all three summer sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid. We encourage all students to estimate their financial aid eligibility for Summer Session online. Log into My Aid and select “Summer Session Financial Aid.” Students may also accept unused loans from the current year by June 1st to use while abroad. Complete a Summer Session Financial Aid Application. Follow the instructions given under “Summer Session at another UC Campus.”
Yes, for UCEAP programs only. Contact the UCI Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Veterans Services Office to find out how your fee waiver will apply to your study abroad program. Be prepared to provide specific details about your study abroad program. Note that VA education benefits (federal) cannot be used for study abroad.