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The Alternative Break Travel Grant program is a financial need-based grant awarded to students applying to an alternative break trip sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement. The purpose of the Alternative Break Travel Grants is to reduce accessibility barriers related to financial need for students wanting to participate in an immersive service-learning experience.
A determination of financial need is made by the University’s Office of Financial Aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). While the Center for Civic Engagement award determinations are based on: (1) The degree of the student’s financial need (2) The availability of funds
Partial travel grants are granted to students accepted to the Alternative Break program. Awards for the full cost of trip fees are not offered at this time. Travel grants may be used to cover up to 75% of the trip fee of the trip to which the awardee is accepted. All awards must be used to defray the cost of the trip and will be used to directly cover costs of the awardee’s travel as part of an alternative break trip.