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 qualifying summer and fall 2018 program, the Trout Scholarship deadline will be March 2, 2018. There will be a September 2018 application deadline for students going on J-Term and spring 2019 programs. Students should work with a UNH faculty member who will submit his or her nomination packet directly to the COLA Center for Study Abroad before the application deadline: firstname.lastname@example.org or 116 Murkland Hall. The Nomination Packet should include:
- Nomination Form completed by the recommending faculty member
- Letter of support from the faculty member
- A one-page statement from the student addressing his or her desire to study abroad, mentioning the financial hardship that may prevent him or her from doing so
The COLA Fund for Study in Italy supports UNH COLA students with a demonstrated interest in art, art history, and Italian language who plan on studying abroad in Italy. Awards will be made to one or more selected students each spring and may range between $1,000 and $5,000 per award.
Eligibility criteria include:
- Be a full-time, matriculated undergraduate degree candidate at UNH with a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts.
- Must have applied to (or planning to apply to) a UNH Managed, Approved or Exchange study abroad program taking place in Italy during the upcoming year.
- Must have a demonstrated scholarly or creative interest in the study of Italian art, art history, or language. Preference will be given to students with an academic record reflecting interest in art and art history, though students with an established academic interest in Italian language are also encouraged to apply.
Application deadline for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, January 2019, and Spring 2019 programs will be March 2, 2018. The application deadline for January Term and Spring 2018 programs has passed.
Download application details and instructions here. Materials should be submited directly to the COLA Center for Study Abroad in 116 Murkland Hall or by email at email@example.com.
Through COLA: Evelyn B. Handler Presidential Scholarship
By joint agreement of the UNH Foundation and the College of Liberal Arts, the College will award annually the Evelyn E. Handler Presidential Scholarship to that outstanding rising senior woman who has participated in the Justice Studies Budapest Program or the Humanities Budapest Program. The award is in recognition of Dr. Handler's career-long commitment to excellence in and the advancement of scholarly work, and her birthplace in Budapest, Hungary. Scholarship applications will be considered in the spring semester. Application deadline: March 30, 2018. Download: 2018 Handler Scholarship Application Instructions and Form
Through UNH: Global Education Center (GEC) Scholarships
The Global Education Center (GEC) 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 GEC'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.