If you are a University of Minnesota-Twin Cities undergraduate student and plan to use financial aid to study abroad, you must request an official Study Abroad Cost Estimate (SACE) from the Learning Abroad Center and submit it to the Office of Student Finance in 333 Bruininks Hall. The SACE documents all financial aid-eligible costs of your study abroad program and is used to adjust your cost of attendance.
You may request a SACE anytime after you have uploaded your Confirmation and Payment Agreement form to your checklist. For this reason, you are strongly encouraged to schedule a Financial Aid Preview Meeting before requesting a SACE. The Preview Meeting will give you a sense of how much financial aid you are eligible for prior to financially committing to the program.
Allow up to two weeks to receive your SACE via email (6–8 weeks if you submit a request before our batch processing begins for that term). Requests received after the deadline may take up to 6–8 weeks to process.
|Term Abroad||Deadline to Request SACE||SACEs processed beginning|
|Fall Semester or Academic Year||June 1||early-mid March|
|Winter Break (including Fall and Spring 1–2 and 2–8 week programs going abroad over Winter Break)||December 1||early-mid October|
|Spring Semester or Calendar Year||December 1||early-mid October|
|Spring Break (Spring 1–2 week)||Feb 1||early February|
|May or Summer||May 1||mid-February|
|Spring 1–2 and 2–8 week programs going abroad during May session||May 1||mid-February|
Your SACE will be emailed to you. Once you receive it, carefully review the document for accuracy and then forward a copy to the financial aid counselor in the Office of Student Finance whom you met with for your Financial Aid Preview Meeting. If you did not have a Financial Aid Preview Meeting before you receive your SACE, you will need to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor to submit your SACE by calling One Stop at 612.624.1111.
Graduate students should submit their SACE to Jim Parker in the Office of Student Finance.
If you have not completed a Financial Aid Preview Meeting, please do so before completing this form.
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