UTM in Siena is built to be affordable for almost any university student. If you are student at UTM (or one of our partner institutions), your cost is subsidized by your university, and so reduced by a significant amount. If you are coming from a non-partner institution, the cost is still very competitive when compared to programs in a similar location and with a similar duration.
But even though UTM in Siena may be more affordable that similar programs, it still represents a considerable financial investment. Below, we have compiled a list of ways to make traveling with us more affordable.
If you already receive financial aid through your home institution, it may apply to your study abroad costs. Those studying with UTM or with any of our partner institutions should see all federal financial aid and institutional scholarships apply directly to the cost of the program.
Other students should reach out to the financial aid office at their home institution and ask whether they have a consortium agreement with the University of Tennessee at Martin. Once that agreement is in place, we can arrange for your federal financial aid to be released to you prior to departure, which you can use to help pay for the cost of the program. (Institutional scholarships are released at the discretion of the institution; please contact us with any questions.)
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
U.S. undergraduate students who qualify for the Pell Grant can apply for the Gilman award, meant to enable students of limited means to study abroad. Applications are due in October and March each year, require an essay, and need to be reviewed by an advisor before considered complete.
Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad scholarship program supports students who are underrepresented among the U.S. Study Abroad population, including minority, community college, and first-generation college students. Applications open in November and are due in January and require a letter of recommendation; once completed, the applicant will be considered for several different scholarships.
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society provides a limited number of grants each year intended to support undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.75 or above to study abroad. Applications are due in March and require an essay and two letters of recommendation.
SGA Student Scholarship
All UTM students qualify for a Student Government Association Student Scholarship through the Center for International Education. Applications are due in April but should be applied for as soon as you are accepted to the program. Applications require an essay.
There are hundreds of scholarship programs available to students studying abroad, all with various deadlines and requirements, and you are encouraged to seek out these opportunities. Check out the State Department Website, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and StudyAbroad.com for some of these opportunities.