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In the past, students have been able to apply most types of financial aid to KIIS study abroad programs. These include:

  Federal aid, including Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, PLUS loans & Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

  State financial aid programs

  ROTC loans and grants

  AmeriCorps Service Education Awards

  Bank loans (typically such loans require certification by your college or university's Financial Aid office)

What Do You Need to Do?
Contact your home institution's Financial Aid office and ask to make an appointment to go over your individual case file. College and university financial aid counselors have lots of experience assisting students wishing to go abroad with money matters. Your counselor will speak with you and inform you of your loan and grant options. ROTC students should speak with their campus leader about aid to study abroad-- some ROTC students have received generous financial assistance to participate on KIIS programs. AmeriCorps Service Education Award recipients should contact the KIIS office (270-745-4416) with questions about payment transfers. You may also choose to speak with your parents about a PARENT PLUS Loan.

Please note the following:

  Plan ahead: Allow 2-3 months to secure possible aid. Paperwork is involved and financial aid counselors need time in assisting you.

  Your KIIS Campus Representative is a great resource. He or she can help guide you through the process.

  KIIS automatically provides all consortium institutions with program budgets of all KIIS programs. If you are a KIIS applicant from a
     non-consortium school and your campus study abroad representative or financial aid counselor requests a program budget of your      desired KIIS program, please contact KIIS at 270-745-4416 or haley.mctaggart@wku.edu

  Required: if your financial aid/scholarship money will only be released after the KIIS payment deadlines, please ask your campus      financial aid counselor to complete a KIIS Promissory Note. Scan and email completed promissory note to kiis@wku.edu

  Please make checks and/or money orders payable to "Western Kentucky University" and send them to the KIIS address below.

  To receive financial aid, students must be registered as "full-time." For KIIS purposes, that means being enrolled in six credit hours      during summer programs and 12 credit hours during semester programs. It may be possible for students to enroll in one course during      a summer KIIS program and also enroll in a course at their home institution during another summer session, if offered. Students should      consult with their home institution’s Financial Aid office or KIIS Campus Representative to determine if this is possible.

  Students must be paid in full in order to participate in a KIIS study abroad program. It is your responsibility to ensure that all financial aid      and/or scholarship funds are paid to KIIS prior to your departure abroad.


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Questions: Contact KIIS at 270-745-4416 or haley.mctaggart@wku.edu. Fax 270-745-4413.

KIIS Mailing Address:
Haley McTaggart
Western Kentucky University - KIIS
Honors College/International Center (HCIC) 1001
1906 College Heights Blvd. #91031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031

KIIS--Western Kentucky University / 1906 College Heights Blvd / HCIC #1001 / Bowling Green, KY 42101 / Tel. 270-745-4416 / Fax. 270-745-4413 / kiis@wku.edu / www.kiis.org