Due to Federal Budget cuts, SASLI has had to re-negotiate its program fees. However, all applicants who submit a complete SASLI application are eligible to receive a $1000 Fee Remission. Please note that there are some restrictions on combined funding.
The SASLI program fee for 2013 is $4,600. Program fees cover tuition and
expenditures for social events. The program fee does not include
the cost of textbooks, or living expenses. It does include
the UW-Madison assessment fee. SASLI is open to undergraduates, graduate students
and non-student professionals. UW Madison in-state undergraduates will be
charged regular undergraduate tuition for 8 credits as posted on the UW
Registrar's Office Website. SASLI is an 8-week session and all students
must enroll for the full session. All students will be billed for the full
session at the start of SASLI and no refunds will be issued after the UW-Madison
first semester drop deadline has passed.
There are multiple types of funding available. Please read ALL of these instructions to be sure that you are applying for the correct type of funding.
Each type of funding is a separate competition and will be awarded separately.
ROTC students (from UW-Madison or other campuses nationwide) are eligible to apply for Project GO funding to study Hindi and Urdu at SASLI.
For fellowship details and application instructions, please visit www.rotcprojectgo.wisc.edu
All SASLI applicants who submit a complete SASLI application and intend to pay the full program fee are eligible to receive a $1000 Fee Remission. At the end of the SASLI application is a question where applicants can indicate whether or not they would like to be considered for this Fee Remission. By checking “yes”, your application will automatically be considered once all application materials have been received at the SASLI office. If you are awarded this $1000 Fee Remission, the amount will be directly applied to your tuition bill by the University of Wisconsin Bursar's Office.
Please note that the Fee Remission applies only to those who would otherwise pay the full program fee. Thus, UW-Madison in-state undergraduates and Minnesota resident undergraduates are not eligible for the Fee Remission, as these students pay the regular undergraduate tuition for 8 credits as posted on the UW Registrar's Office Website.
You may be eligible to receive a part of or the entire Fee Remission amount if you have other funding, provided your outside, non-loan funding totals $3600 or less. If you receive a FLAS award or SASLI Scholarship, you are not eligible to receive this Fee Remission.
FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships) are provided by the U.S. Department of Education. A FLAS fellowship for SASLI covers the program fee as well as a fixed stipend. Fellowships are awarded based on a national competition and are open to graduate students* at any institution in the United States and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Thus, non-students and undergraduate students are ineligible for SASLI FLAS fellowships. The same is true of international students who are not permanent residents of the U.S. If you fall into either of these categories, the only type of SASLI funding you are eligible to receive is the SASLI Scholarship or Fee Remission. You may also contact the UW-Madison financial aid office, but funding options are limited. If you are a student at another university or college, your best resource for funding would be your home institution's financial aid office.
*If you have applied for graduate school for the fall semester following SASLI, you can apply for a FLAS, but you must show proof of acceptance into a graduate program prior to receiving the award.
A limited number of summer fellowships may be available from the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) for intensive foreign language study during the summer. These fellowships are made possible through the consortium of South Asia National Resource Centers (see above). SASLI has limited FLAS awards available, so applications received may be forwarded to another NRC institution (see above) for potential funding. FLAS fellowships awarded by SASLI are only available for study at SASLI. Thus we recommend that you apply directly to your home institution if it is on the list below.
There is no lifetime limit on the number of SASLI FLAS awards you may receive. For the SASLI FLAS, there is no restriction on prior academic year FLAS that would limit your eligibility. However, if your institution offers a FLAS competition, we recommend that you apply for a FLAS at your home institution.)(FLAS Application below)
If you are a graduate student in one of the National Resource Centers (listed below) you are eligible to apply for a FLAS at your home institution. Check with your institution for appropriate guidelines and restrictions. While limited FLAS awards may be available directly from SASLI, we encourage all NRC students to apply at your home institution for a FLAS.
If you are funded on a non-NRC FLAS award, please contact SASLI to make sure this award can be used to pay for SASLI.
All SASLI students are eligible to apply for the SASLI Scholarship. The scholarship covers all or part of the program fee, but does not include a stipend. The review process is competitive and based on financial need and academic/other reasons language study is necessary.
For past scholarship recipients, click here.
Please note, students who accept a FLAS award are not eligible to receive a Scholarship.
In order to receive any kind of funding for SASLI, you must be accepted and enrolled in an eligible course (please note that Sanskrit is not eligible for FLAS awards). The SASLI application is separate from the application for funding.
*SASLI does not accept Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Grants.
*SASLI does not allow students to audit courses.
*SASLI students have used Boren Fellowships to fund their summer study.
If someone will be sponsoring you to attend SASLI (i.e. paying your tuition), please visit the 3rd-Party Payments page.
Please contact SASLI if you have any further questions about funding.
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