Muslim American Scholars Initiative may earn academic credit from their college or university for their internships. They are therefore eligible to receive their usual federal and state financial aid, up to the cost of attendance, through the institution granting the credit, if their own resources are not sufficient to cover the cost of attendance. Students who anticipate their costs may be higher when participating in our program than when they are in residence at their home institution, may want to request a recalculation of their financial need. Students should seek guidance from professionals in the universityís financial aid office as they are a great resource, and the earlier these professionals become involved on a studentís behalf, the better.
Many of our U.S. students pay tuition to their schools, which then forward all or parts towards payment of The Washington Centerís program and/or housing fee. Other students receive assistance from their home institutions in the form of waived tuition. To the extent schools assist in this way, a student need to pay The Washington Center only the fees remaining on their Washington Center balance.
Here are a number of common scenarios:
Individual student pays regular tuition and housing fees to their home institution. The home institution forwards The Washington Center program and housing fees to The Washington Center.
Individual student pays regular tuition fees to their home institution. The home institution forwards The Washington Center program fee. The student is still responsible for paying the housing fee to The Washington Center.
Home institution waives regular tuition fees for the student. The student is responsible for paying both The Washington Center program fees and the housing fees.
- Home institution waives partial tuition fees for its student. The student is responsible for paying the remaining tuition to their home institution and paying The Washington Centerís program and housing fees.
Please contact us at Internship@cfgu.us for any further information on any other financial aid for which you might be eligible.