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Budgeting for an Affordable Study Abroad Experience with USAC

As a non-profit, university-based organization, we understand the financial pressures students (and parents) face to finance their education and we are committed to maintaining modest fees for our programs. Additionally, we work to provide scholarships and access to information about other means of financing in order to provide an affordable study abroad opportunity with USAC.

We believe study abroad is an integral, necessary part of a twenty-first-century educationnot just a luxury, or fun "extra" available only to the privileged few. As such, one of our core commitments is to make study abroad options as within reach for as many students as possible. This principle guides where we choose to place our programs, our pricing, and the services we offer—we are always striving to find ways to maximize and increase the quality and richness of our academic and cultural offerings to provide high quality programs at an affordable price.

We also believe that an international experience is worth your investment of time, energy, and, yes: money. We are committed to helping you achieve this very important goal.

With proper planning, all students can afford to study abroad. In fact, in some cases studying abroad might be less expensive than staying on campus! USAC works with the Office of Financial Aid to help you use their eligible existing financial aid and scholarships. 

Additionally, USAC provides scholarships specifically for study abroad; last year USAC awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to Nevada students. More information about current USAC scholarships. We also encourage you to visit the Money Matters section of the USAC website and research additional sources of funding.

Scholarship News

NEW SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR STEM STUDENTS

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno with a declared Major or Minor in a STEM field are eligible to apply for the Dr. Meira Fields Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded each semester. The deadline for spring 2016 students is November 1, 2015. For more information contact scholarships@usac.unr.edu

NEW SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR USAC STUDENTS STUDYING IN CHINA

USAC students participating in either the Shanghai or the Chengdu, China programs are eligible to apply for the Dr. Marianne Cooley Study Abroad Scholarship. Multiple scholarships will be awarded each semester. The deadline for spring 2016 students is November 1, 2015. For more information contact scholarships@usac.unr.edu

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