|Maymester Abroad Payment|
Maymester Abroad participants secure funding from a variety of sources. Examples of scholarships awarded to Maymester participants are below. More scholarships can be found in the Funding section.
Using Financial Aid
Aid-eligible students may use financial aid to cover the costs of a Maymester Abroad program. Maymester awards are usually in the form of loans many of which require a co-signer. OSFS typically sends Electronic Financial Aid Notifications (E-FAN) over the winter break (after the $300 deposit is due).
Financial Aid Disbursements for Maymester Abroad Programs
Aid-eligible recipients receive two financial aid disbursements in the spring semester: the regular spring disbursement and a second disbursement for the Maymester Abroad. The second disbursement is generally released in February. Any students who have not received their revised aid package (by e-fan) and second disbursement by Feb 15th should:
1. Make sure they have completed the Online Financial Aid Counseling Module via MySAO
3. Notify their study abroad program coordinator that the aid may release late.
Deferring the Program Balance to Financial Aid
The program balance (excluding the $300 non-refundable deposit) may be deferred to financial aid. See: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/io/bus/bill/student_deferral.WBX. Deferring the program balance does not remove the charge from What I Owe. It changes the balance due date to when aid is released. If there is a difference between what financial aid will cover and what the student owes, the students should pay the difference by February 20th.
When planning for your time abroad, there are three basic categories of expenses:
1. Fees payable to UT
Application fee $50. Payable via What I Owe within 10 days of starting an application.
2. Pre-departure expenses (e.g. airfare, passport and VISA)
3. On-site expenses (e.g. food, local transport)
Maymester estimated expenses: China (U.S.-China Relations, Entrepreneurship in China & the U.S.) Czech Republic (Documentary Photography, Reading Prague), England (London: Roots of Social and Economic Justice, Transport Phenomena in Living Systems, Sport and English Society, Study and Observation of the English Choral Traditions, Engineering Design and Graphics), Ghana (Ghana - Community and Social Development), Hong Kong (International Advertising)
Financial Responsibility Policy
Because The University of Texas is making financial commitments prior to the program, accepted students are held to the financial responsibility policy.
Depending on the date of withdrawal, students may be held financially responsible for some or all of the program fee. Please refer to the program’s financial responsibility policy. Please note that students are also responsible for dropping their classes in accordance with UT registration procedures. Students may withdrawal by e-mailing the program coordinator or at: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/io/bus/bill/student_withdrawal.WBX (not available for all programs).