Scholarships: Putting Study Abroad Within Your Reach
IFSA-Butler's UpFront Program

Some of the most immediate costs of study abroad can be the most daunting. Processing charges like housing deposits and airfare can be the most burdensome for your budget—especially when you're dependent on financial aid to cover program costs.

In an effort to help you pay those over time, and to minimize the stress of all those out-of-pocket expenses, IFSA-Butler is pleased to offer the UpFront Program. Inspired by our award-winning partner, the University of Minnesota's Bridging Loan program, UpFront allows you to bill certain fees to your IFSA-Butler student account. You can then pay these expenses with financial aid or with our monthly payment option.

You may bill the following expenses to your IFSA-Butler student account:

  • Program deposit ($500)
  • Airfare (ticket must be booked with Advantage Travel)

This program is available for semester and full year programs only. To apply, please complete the UpFront Financial Footprint and return it via fax or email to IFSA-Butler:

Becki Niccum
Fax: 317-940-9762

If accepted to the UpFront program, recipients must also sign a promisory note.

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