John WyattAll students enrolled in the Center for Language Studies are eligible for the John Wyatt Award, named in memory of the founder of CLS, John Wyatt (1937-2008).
Once you have enrolled in your course, you will be invited to apply through a link in your admission email. Awards will be based on financial need. Recipients will be notified within a few days and must submit documentation to Beloit College by May 1st. The deadline is rolling until May 1st.
Dr. Wyatt served as professor of comparative literature and classics at Beloit College from 1971 to 1996, and founded the Center for Language Studies in 1982. He served as instructor and dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture from 1994 - 2004.
Below you can find information on the various federal and private loans that are available for summer language study:
Beloit College does not currently receive funding through the Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) Program. However, if a student’s home institution has been allocated funds through the FLAS program, these funds can be used to study at the Center for Language Studies. FLAS fellowships may only be used for tuition, not for room and board.
The college or university in which you are currently enrolled must have institutional policies or willingness to do a Consortium Agreement in order for you to be considered for the various types of federal financial aid to help with your program costs.
You should first contact the financial aid office of the college or university in which you are currently enrolled to ask if an aid officer will process a loan request to cover summer language study at the Beloit College Center for Language Studies.
Though it generally is within its authority to process such a request (if you are eligible), the decision to assist you in attending the CLS program depends on the policies of that office. If you do qualify for federal aid through your home institution, consider all of your options including the Federal Direct Loan program and the Parent PLUS loan.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Financial Aid Office at Beloit College at 608-363-2663, with any questions you may have regarding financial aid for the CLS programs. If you are planning to obtain a loan for the Center for Language Studies summer program, we strongly encourage you to start this process as soon as possible.
You may apply for a Private/Alternative Loan (e.g., Sallie Mae, Wells Fargo, Discover, CitiAssist, etc). If you currently use this type of loan during the regular school year, you should continue to use that same lender. These educational loans are the preferred loan option available to CLS students and are available through private institutions to credit-worthy students and and students who have a credit-worthy co-signer.
We do not require a FAFSA application to process a Private/Alternative Loan.
Below you can find information on various sources of aid available during the summer:
Eligibility for summer financial aid depends on two things; how many units you take and your FAFSA eligibility. In order to be considered for federal financial aid (federal grants and loans), you must be taking 1.5 units or more (a 3.5 weeks CLS session is worth 1 unit and the 7 week program is worth 2 units). To qualify for private loans, you just need to meet the minimum requirement for your lender and pass their credit check. If you are an international or visiting student, you may be eligible for a private loan through the bank of your choosing.
The summer Pell Grant has returned for students who received the grant in the previous Fall and Spring terms. The amount you are eligible to receive depends on your enrollment status (full-time enrollment=full award amount, half-time enrollment=half of the award amount). Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are available for students who did not use any or all of their federal loan eligibility during the previous Fall and Spring terms and are enrolled in 1.5 units or more. Parent PLUS loans can be borrowed by a parent if the parent’s loan application is approved and the student is enrolled in 1.5 units or more (parents whose summer PLUS loan application is denied should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their options). Private parent and student loans are available through various banks. If you will be financing your summer program through a private loan, be sure to check with your lender to see if they have an enrollment requirement. Some require you to be enrolled half-time or more (1.5 units or more) whereas some do not have an enrollment requirement.
We only need your most recent FAFSA application to see if you qualify for aid. An additional application is not needed if you already completed your application for the previous Fall and Spring terms.
If the 3.5-week CLS program is your only summer course, then you will not qualify for any federal aid programs. You are still able to borrow through a private lender if your loan application is approved and they allow for you to borrow as a “less-than half-time student.”
Yes, the 7-week CLS program will earn you 2 units and is considered half-time enrollment. Although your enrollment status qualifies you to receive financial aid programs, you must also be deemed eligible by your FAFSA application.
Yes, because each course will earn you 1 unit, you qualify to be considered for federal aid programs. You must also be eligible based on your FAFSA application
Deposit and Cancellation Policy
Students must submit a $300 non-refundable deposit by June 1st to confirm their spot. Bills for the remaining tuition will be sent via email after that date.
Participants who withdraw before the start of classes will receive a full refund minus the $300 deposit. Those who have submitted a deposit for a course that is cancelled due to low enrollment or other factors will receive a full refund of their $300 deposit. To withdraw, please send an email to Josh Moore at email@example.com.
The last dates to drop CLS courses with no impact on your transcript is the third day of classes. After that date, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F.
Refunds after classes begin: appropriate refunds of tuition, room and board will be made on a prorated basis following the standard refund schedule in the Beloit College Catalog.