Frequently Asked Questions: Study Abroad
Q. May I use Haverford Financial Aid for international study programs
away from the College?
A. The College has initiated a program of financial aid for approved programs of study abroad. For a list of approved programs, please contact Dean Donna Mancini, Director of International Academic Programs (in Chase Hall). Haverford College aid funds may only be used for one of the approved programs.
Q. How is the amount of study abroad aid determined?
A. The College requires the Financial Aid Office to employ standard Haverford needs analysis and packaging procedures to arrive at a figure for your resources. This includes reducing your need by your family contribution as well as the standard "self-help" expectations (loan, summer savings, and academic year job). The College does not provide additional Grant funds for the Financial Aid Office use to replace self-help expectations because a student is attending an approved program of study abroad. Some students may be able to work abroad. Check with Dean Mancini on this. If you cannot, you may be eligible for additional loan funds above our standard loan expectation to replace the job or summer savings expectation. More information on how financial need is determined at the College is available at Evaluation of Family Resources.
Q. Are there any special forms or deadlines I should be aware of
to apply to the Financial Aid Office for Haverford College Aid to be
used on an approved study abroad program?
A. No. If you wish to apply for Haverford financial aid, you must follow all the standard deadlines and you will be notified at the usual time (i.e. late in June for first semester and year long programs and within ten days of the time the Dean Donna Mancini sends the cost figures available for second semester programs to the Financial Aid Office). For more information on these deadlines and notification dates, please refer to the information on deadlines and forms for Current/Returning Students. Please be aware that the International Academic Programs Office may have other requirements and deadlines for informing them of your intent to attend an approved program with financial aid from the College.
Q. What costs figures does the Financial Aid Office use to
calculate my aid for a study abroad program? Do these costs include
travel? Do these costs include my personal expenses?
A. The Financial Aid Office uses the costs compiled and approved by Dean Donna Mancini and supplied to each student who will be attending an approved study abroad program by her Office. If these costs include travel or personal expenses, the Financial Aid Office includes these expenses in the costs used to determine a student's aid.
Q. What happens if I am eligible for Haverford College Financial
Aid and the costs approved by Dean Donna Mancini are less or more
than the standard costs allowed for an equivalent period of
attendance on campus?
A. If costs are less, you will receive less aid. If costs are more, you will receive more aid. This is essentially the job of the Financial Aid Office when calculating International Academic Programs aid: using the standard procedures employed to determine eligibility for aid on-campus and adjust that aid up or down to reflect the costs approved by Dean Donna Mancini for International Academic Programs.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS DIRECTORY
Please consult these offices for information on the following:
Donna Mancini, International Academic Programs Office, Chase Hall, (610) 896-1230 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information on eligible programs, costs of programs, and general International Academic Programs information and policies
Barbara Wilson, Business Office, Stokes Hall, (610) 896-1251 or email: email@example.com for information on payments to foreign programs, crediting payments or aid to your account, amount you will owe the College, loan checks, refunds to you of financial aid
Financial Aid Office, Whitehead Campus Center, (610) 896-1350 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Judy Adham for information on processing Stafford or PLUS applications and Martha McGinnes-Riley or David Hoy for details on eligibility for Haverford College aid