Financial Aid & Scholarships
UNH allows federal, state, and institutional aid (except Work/Study) to transfer for all UNH-managed study abroad programs. As soon as the UNH Financial Aid Office is notified by the program that you are going to participate, they will adjust your budget to reflect your new program costs as outlined by the program. Your Financial Aid will credit your account at the Business Services Office. Any funds remaining will be sent to you. The check will be made payable to you and sent to your permanent address, or you may request direct deposit. (Please note: if your parent has borrowed a PLUS Loan on your behalf, those remaining funds will be sent to the borrower of that loan.) If you have any questions or concerns, you should make an appointment with Cynthia Mills in the UNH Financial Aid Office at 862-3600.
Various forms of financial aid are available to qualified individuals enrolled in summer credit courses at UNH. Degree students who have filed their FAFSA for the upcoming academic year and wish to use a portion of their Stafford Loan or an Alternative Loan to pay for summer classes must complete a Summer Loan Course Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office prior to registration. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. Non-degree students may consider alternative loan options for payment of UNH credit course tuition and fees.
Please visit the UNH Financial Aid website or call 603-862-3600 for more information.
Often students are able to combine the summer study abroad courses with summer or J-term courses taken other years or with extra courses taken during the academic year to reduce their on-campus obligation from eight semesters to seven, thus compensating for some or all of the program fee.
Non-UNH students participating in UNH-managed study abroad programs who wish to use financial aid from their home institution should contact their financial aid office. Your home institution’s financial aid office will need to initiate a consortium agreement with the UNH financial aid office so that you financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the UNH-managed program.
January Term Programs
There is no financial aid specifically marked for January term programs, but you may allocate financial aid toward the cost of the program if you have a credit from your fall or spring packages. Please visit the UNH Financial Aid website or call 603-862-3600 for more information.
Through COLA: The B. Thomas Trout Scholarship
Throughout his career, Professor B. Thomas Trout actively and tirelessly promoted international studies as a vital part of the college curriculum. He was equally dedicated to the development of study abroad programs for undergraduates, convinced that expanding the range of international study opportunities for American college students was integral to their understanding of a complicated world.
In Professor Trout’s honor, the College of Liberal Arts established the B. Thomas Trout Scholars Fund which supports annually up to five College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students with outstanding academic records and financial need, allowing them to participate in a UNH-managed study abroad program in the College.
Eligibility criteria include:
- In-state residence
- Undergraduate status
- Demonstrated financial need (eligible for financial aid according to Financial Aid Office)
- Strong academic record
- Intent to participate in a College of Liberal Arts UNH-Managed study abroad program
- Declared major in the College of Liberal Arts at UNH
For students planning to apply to any summer 2016, fall 2016, J-term 2017 or spring 2017 programs, the Trout Scholarship deadline will be March 18, 2016. Students apply by submitting a one-page statement addressing their desire to study abroad, mentioning the financial hardship that may prevent them from doing so to the COLA Center for Study Abroad. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member is also required. The student's nominating faculty member should send all materials along with the Nomination Form to Jim Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to the COLA Center for Study Abroad at 116 Murkland Hall.
Center for International Education (CIE) Scholarships
The Center for International Education conducts a bi-annual scholarship competition (spring and fall) and awards $500-$5,000 grants to eligible undergraduates. Please note that students going on a UNH study abroad program or UNH course with a study abroad component less than one month in duration are only eligible for a smaller grant.
Approximately six to ten scholarships will be awarded each semester, including the Foley-Jackson award for $5,000 based both on financial need and academic merit. The majority of our grant awards are $1,000.
Visit the Scholarships and Fellowships section of the Center for International Education's website for more more information.
Gilman International Scholarship - The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers significant awards for undergraduate study abroad. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Contact the UNH Office of National Fellowships for more information.