Wheaton-approved Programs Abroad

Students participating in Wheaton-approved programs abroad who pay tuition charges directly to Wheaton, may use their financial aid award and academic scholarships to fund these programs. The only portion of a student’s award that is not available for use in a Wheaton-approved program abroad is the work award; Wheaton does not replace these funds unless a student has eligibility for an increased federal¬†Direct Loan. Wheaton’s Center for Global Education has significantly expanded the number of Wheaton’s program affiliations; qualified Wheaton students may now enroll in a Wheaton-approved program abroad in many countries around the world. Additional program affiliations are considered each year, in response to student and faculty interest. Program affiliations are also periodically reviewed and may be discontinued. To obtain a current list of Wheaton-approved programs abroad, contact the Center for Global Education directly.

Wheaton-affiliated Programs in the U.S. (Domestic)

Wheaton maintains affiliations with a very limited number of specialty programs located in the United States. Students participating in Wheaton-affiliated programs in the United States pay tuition and room and board charges directly to Wheaton, and may use their financial aid award and academic scholarships to fund these programs. The portion of a student’s award that is not available for use in a domestic Wheaton-affiliated program is the work award; Wheaton does not replace these funds unless a student has eligibility for an increased federal Direct Loan. View a list of Wheaton-affiliated programs in the United States¬†and more information may be obtained from Academic Advising.

Non-affiliated Programs Abroad

Students may petition for approval to attend a semester or year-long study abroad program not on Wheaton’s approved list. If the student’s program is approved, fees for participation follow the same guidelines as Wheaton-approved programs currently on the list.

Non-affiliated Programs in the U.S. (Domestic)

Although remaining eligible for federal and state aid, students attending approved but non-affiliated programs in the United States are not eligible for institutional funding (need-based grant or academic scholarship) or work awards. This includes the 12X and American University (Washington Semester) programs.

Exceptions to this policy are for the programs at the National Theatre Institute and the Mystic Maritime Program, for which a student may apply for need-based grant funding only. Academic Scholarships may not be used for NTI or Mystic.

Eligible Terms

Wheaton funding (merit and need-based) is available only for programs during the fall and spring semesters. Students interested in participating in non-Wheaton short-term programs (summer or winter) may contact Student Financial Services to determine if they have any remaining federal or state eligibility for use on these programs.

Annual Review

Study-away policies are reviewed yearly and are subject to change.