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Tuition-Waiver & Tuition-Exchange Students
Students who receive the tuition-waiver benefit or tuition-exchange grant must participate in an exchange program in order to utilize the waiver of tuition. If you are a tuition-waiver or tuition-exchange student who wishes to participate in a non-exchange program, you must pay the actual cost of the particular study abroad program.

Washington Semester Students
Students are able to apply their financial aid package to one semester of off-campus study. Students who participate in the Washington Semester at American University must select an exchange program in order to apply their financial aid package to the second semester of off-campus study. If you are a Washington Semester student who wishes to participate in a non-exchange program, you will not be able to apply your SNC institutional scholarships to your second semester of off-campus study. You may, however, apply your outside scholarships, grants and loans.

Studying Abroad for Two Semesters
The Study Abroad Office encourages you to consider spending two semesters abroad – either on the same program or on two different programs. Students may study abroad for two consecutive semesters or return to SNC between the two semesters abroad. Students who would like to study abroad for two semesters must select an exchange program for at least one of the semesters abroad. Students may not spend more than two semesters off-campus. Please contact the Registrar for more information about this policy.

Students From Other Institutions (Non-SNC Students)
Students who are enrolled at WAICU (Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities) institutions may participate in SNC study abroad programs (pending availability). You will be billed by and make payment to your home institution.Please consult your study abroad adviser at your home institution for program cost information.

Program Cancellation & Withdrawal
Students wishing to withdraw their application after the application deadline (October 1 for the spring semester/March 1 for the fall semester) must notify the Study Abroad Office by completing the program withdrawal and cancellation form. The date on which the Study Abroad Office receives your form will be the official date of withdrawal. The amount of your refund depends on the date of your withdrawal. Please note that the $400 study abroad administrative fee is non-refundable. Depending upon the program and the date of withdrawal, other fees may also be non-refundable, including tuition, room and board.  

Students withdrawing from participation in an outside program (see below) must also notify their program provider in accordance with the provider’s policy. 

No refund of program fees and no academic credit will be given to students who are suspended or dismissed from their study abroad program for conduct or academic-violation reasons.

Participation in an Unapproved Program
Students who wish to participate in a program that is not approved by SNC must withdraw from the college and assume all program-related costs. Students should be mindful of the implications that withdrawing from the college has on their financial aid package.