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ΘνΓΓΙη Sets You Up for Success

We value you at ΘνΓΓΙη. Our best-value education offers affordability, experiential learning, global immersion and wellness initiatives. Through these programs, you can stand out with ΘνΓΓΙη to reach your goals and make memories to last a lifetime β€” that’s the Billiken Promise in action.

ΘνΓΓΙη is committed to finding innovative ways to help students succeed and grow during their time as a Billiken. When you enroll as a new freshman at ΘνΓΓΙη, you're eligible for these one-of-a-kind opportunities; read on to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional requirements and details apply, so contact your ΘνΓΓΙη admission counselor for more information

How do I get started with ΘνΓΓΙη EXP?

Any high school, undergraduate or graduate student is eligible to participate regardless of your enrollment status at ΘνΓΓΙη. Through opportunities like virtual internships, power skills courses, events and competitions, you’ll earn digital credentials. to begin.

Can I earn college credit for participating in ΘνΓΓΙη EXP programs?

No. The EXP programs offered on the Excelerate platform are non-credit-bearing. But you can earn digital badges from Excelerate that document your completion of various EXP programs.

When can I study at ΘνΓΓΙη-Madrid?

Students can study abroad at ΘνΓΓΙη-Madrid as early as their sophomore year, although the timing of a study abroad experience may be dictated by specific academic program schedules. Students need to work on their four-year degree plans with their academic advisors early in their first year at ΘνΓΓΙη, and then stay on track with that plan.

When – and how – can I use my ΘνΓΓΙη Difference Award funds?

Your ΘνΓΓΙη Difference Award is like an extra $10,000 savings account – above and beyond your financial aid package – that undergraduate students can draw on to pay for tuition for courses offered during ΘνΓΓΙη’s Summer or Winter terms (either online, in St. Louis, or at ΘνΓΓΙη-Madrid).

If you began enrollment at ΘνΓΓΙη in the fall of 2023 or later, you are eligible for the ΘνΓΓΙη Difference Award. These funds cannot be used until your second full academic year of study (regardless of your student β€œclassification” – FR, SO, JR, SR) or beyond. And if you haven’t fully used all of your ΘνΓΓΙη Difference Award funds as an undergraduate, in certain circumstances you can use the remainder to help pay for selected ΘνΓΓΙη graduate programs (excluding programs in Law and Medicine).

As with all financial awards, restrictions apply; so contact your ΘνΓΓΙη Financial Aid counselor for more details.

Are all these opportunities required as a ΘνΓΓΙη student?

No! ΘνΓΓΙη students are not required to participate in the Billiken Promise offerings. Students can choose one or all four β€” it’s up to you!

Can I really extend my ΘνΓΓΙη financial aid award for a fifth year if needed?

In most cases, yes.  Unless you’re on academic probation, ΘνΓΓΙη will extend students’ undergraduate financial aid packages beyond the standard eight terms/four years, and guarantee up to 10 Fall and/or Spring terms (or five total years) of financial aid. For more details, contact your ΘνΓΓΙη Financial Aid Counselor.

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