There are two types of fee remissions, in different amounts and with different application processes. Please read the information below carefully. Applicants are welcome to apply for all Fee Remissions.
$1000 Fee Remission
In an effort to make the program more affordable, the SASLI Board of Trustees has approved a $1000 Fee Remission for those students who attend the program without other, non-loan funding. All SASLI applicants, who submit a complete SASLI application and whose outside, non-loan funding totals less than $3800, 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 $1000 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 before the start of the program.
Please note that the $1000 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 $1000 Fee Remission amount if you have other funding, provided your outside, non-loan funding totals $3800 or less. If you receive a FLAS award or Half/Full Fee Remission, you are not eligible to receive the $1000 Fee Remission. In order to receive the $1000 Fee Remission, you will be required to sign and submit an acceptance form, indicating that your funding situation does not conflict with the rules set forth by SASLI. Failure to submit the form will result in the $1000 Fee Remission being canceled. Accepting a $1000 Fee Remission while also accepting conflicting funding could result in a hold placed on transcripts and enrollment until the full amount of the Fee Remission is repaid to SASLI.
If you are unsure whether your funding situation will make you eligible to receive the $1000 Fee Remission, feel free to call or email us.
Half and Full Fee Remissions
All SASLI students are eligible to apply for a Half or Full Fee Remission. The Half Fee Remission covers half of the program fee and the Full Fee Remission covers the entire program fee. Neither award includes a stipend. A separate application is required in order to be considered for the Half and Full Fee Remissions. The application form for the Half and Full Fee Remissions is the same and applicants need only submit the form one time in order to be considered for both award amounts. The review process is competitive and based on financial need and academic/other reasons language study is necessary.
Students who accept a FLAS award are not eligible to receive a Half or Full Fee Remission. If you accept a Half or Full Fee Remission, your application will not be considered for the $1000 Fee Remission.
Deadline to apply: TBD, usually mid-March
Instructions for Submitting: After filling out the application, please sign it (by hand or electronic signature) and either email or mail the application to SASLI. Email submissions are strongly preferred.
- Please be sure to include your statements of purpose and financial need with your submission. These can be in a single document or two separate documents.
- Letters of recommendation can be mailed or emailed directly from the letter writer to SASLI.
- Completed applications including letters of recommendation must be received in the SASLI office by the deadline in order ensure consideration.
All applicants for the Half/Full Fee Remission must also complete the SASLI general application by the funding application deadline. Please send a separate email with your SASLI general application statement of purpose and transcript. It is completely acceptable to send the same statement of purpose for both applications, but they must be submitted in separate emails.