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Tuition and Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs

 

Each section below outlines the fee and billing process based on the type of program. To clarify, see the section that relates to the type and location:

Section 1
Fall and Spring Semester Programs in Antwerp, Florence, London, and Salamanca

Section 2
Summer Semesters Programs in Antwerp, Beijing, Florence, London, Salamanca, and Scotland

Section 3
Study At Oxford, Cambridge, and St Andrews

 

Section 4: 
Short-Term Study Abroad Programs includes all other programs offered by JMU

Section 5
Graduate Programs for students enrolling in JMU's Masters in Political Science in Florence

Section 6
External Study Abroad Programs
 for students enrolling in non-JMU programs through direct enrollment and consortia

 

Fees and billing for JMU study abroad programs

All fees billed for Summer 2014 are due in full by May 23, 2014 and Fall 2014 are due in full by August 25, 2014 or prior to departure from the U.S., whichever comes first.          Click here for UBO LINK!

Please note the following:

  • The non-refundable $500 deposit, which indicates your intent to participate in a JMU study abroad program, is billed to your student account and the payment is used as a credit toward the supplemental program fee. The due date for this deposit is included with the acceptance notification. The deposit will hold your space in the program and should be paid by the scheduled due date.

  • Read the Participation Agreement thoroughly before signing the Intent to Participate form. The Intent to Participate form is the legal agreement between you and the University; be sure you are comfortable with the expectations and responsibilities as described.

  • Before you leave to study abroad, be sure to confirm that all the required paperwork for loans, grants, and scholarships has been received and processed.  Failure to do so may result in late fees and/or a "hold" being placed against your account for unpaid balances.

  • Tuition and fees are due in full prior to departure or by the University's official billing date, whichever comes first.

  • Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be deferred to other study abroad programs.

  • To formally withdraw from or cancel your enrollment in a JMU study abroad program, the student must complete the Cancellation/Withdrawal form. Cancellation or withdrawal should be submitted as soon as possible to avoid financial penalties (see form).

  • A deposit may be deferred to another term of the same semester abroad program in Antwerp, Florence, London, or Salamanca only once, e.g. if you are enrolled in a fall semester, you may defer your enrollment to a future term (spring or summer of the following year). There is a limit of one transfer per student, after which the deposit is forfeited. The Cancellation/Withdrawal form is required to make this transfer and should be completed on the same timeline (see form) to avoid additional financial obligations. The OIP will process the transfer your deposit to another term.

  • All questions about bills and payments should be directed to the University Business Office.

  • Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

  • Air transportation to and from the U.S. is not included in program fees, nor are expenses for passport and visa application and other personal expenses.

  • Study abroad participants are strongly encouraged to purchase trip cancellation insurance; oIP maintains a list of insurance providers. Caontact the oIP for details.

  • Students are personally responsible for:  airfare to and from the U.S., spending money for transportation to and from program site or designated meeting location, housing, and activities during free and unscheduled time away from the program site, meal expenses not covered by the program fees, application fees for passport and/or visas, cost of health, life, travel, and trip cancellation insurance policies, and expenses for medical treatment and medications.

Cancellation/Withdrawal policy for JMU study abroad programs

Students who choose to cancel enrollment or withdraw from a JMU study abroad program must complete the form below and return it to the OIP.

        

Section 1: Semester Programs

Tuition and fees for JMU Semester Abroad Programs include full-time university tuition based on residency, room, board, and a supplemental program fee.  This combination of fees will cover full-time enrollment in classes, housing, board (most or all meals), excursion lodging and transportation, admissions and entry fees, books, and other program activities.  Consult program directors for complete details.  Supplemental program fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation.

Tuition and fees for summer are established in early spring by the Board of Visitors.

Financial aid and scholarships based on merit, need, and other criteria are available to JMU students.

Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be deferred to other study abroad programs.

Basic formula:  Add the supplemental fee to the cost of full-time tuition and on-campus housing with a 14-meal plan.


Tuition, Room and Board Fees for 2013-14

Fees

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident

Undergraduate Tuition

$4,588.00

$11,827.00

Room

$2,225.50

$2,225.50

Board

$2,034.00

$2,034.00

Standard Resident Fee Totals:

$8,847.50

$16,086.50

 

 

 

Add Supplemental Program Fee to the standard resident fees above:

Supplemental Fees by Program

  Total Virginia Resident

Total Non-Virginia Resident

     Antwerp

$6,500

$15,347.50

$22,586.50

     Florence

$5,400

$14,247.50

$21,486.50

     London

$5,200

$14,047.50

$21,286.50

     Salamanca

$5,200

$14,047.50

$21,286.50


Students will choose to enroll from the program course list for which activities, admissions, and transportation is included at no additional charge. Several Semester in London and Semester in Florence classes include additional activities for which course fees will apply. Students who enroll in the courses listed below will be billed a course fee upon enrollment in MyMadison; see fees by class numbers below.

Spring 2014:

Florence

class #

course

  Description

Fee

13508

HM

361

Italian Wine and Culture

$175

17055

ITAL

490F

Italian Wine and Culture

$175

13509

HM

362

Italian Gastronomy

$225

London

class #

course

  Description

Fee

12484

ENG

463L

Film Adaptations

 $200

17048

SCOM

395

 Film Adaptations

 $200

12223

SMAD

463L

 Film Adaptations

 $200

12080

ENG 

412N

The London Theater

 $400

17052

GHUM

200L

 The London Theater

 $400

10401

THEA

449

 The London Theater

 $400

13036

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (3 cr)

 $400

13183

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (6 cr)

 $400


Overview of Fee Structure for JMU Semester Abroad Programs

Section 2: Summer Semester Programs

Tuition and fees for JMU Summer Semester Abroad Programs include University tuition for a standard number of credit hours based on residency and a supplemental program fee. The basic formula:  add the supplemental fee to the number of credits at the appropriate credit hour rate per the chart below.  This combination of fees will cover enrollment in classes, housing, board (most or all meals), excursion lodging and transportation, admissions and entry fees, books, and other program activities.  Consult program directors for complete details. 

Tuition and fees for summer are established in early spring by the Board of Visitors.

A limited amount of financial aid and scholarships based on merit, need, and other criteria are available to JMU students.

Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be deferred to other study abroad programs.


Tuition for 2014 per credit hour 

Virginia Undergraduate

$323

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$840

Virginia Graduate

$434

Non-Virginia Graduate

$1,108

 

* JMU’s Board of Visitors establishes the upcoming summer’s tuition rates in February.  Until the 2014 rates are posted, the 2013 figures can be used as an estimate.

Supplemental Program Fees and Tuition Fees for 2014

(Program Fee + Tuition x # of credit hours = Total Cost to Be Billed by JMU)

Combined totals have been updated in the tables below following action by the JMU Board of Visitors which established the tuition rates per credit hour.  The figures below can be used as estimates for Summer 2014.

Program Supplemental Fee

Tuition:
Virginia

Tuition:
Non-Virginia

Fee plus tuition
Virginia

Fee plus tuition
Non-Virginia

Summer Semester in Beijing - 15 credits

$6,975

$4,845

$12,600

$11,820

$19,575

Summer Semester in Florence - 9 credits

 $5,200

$2,907

$7,560

$8,107

$12,760

Summer Semester in London - 12 credits

 $6,000

$3,876

$10,080

$9,876

$16,080

Summer Semester in Salamanca - 9 credits

 $5,200

$2,907

$7,560

$8,107

$12,760

Summer Semester in Scotland - 12 credits

 $4,600

$3,876

$10,080

$8,476

$14,680


Additional fees apply to several Semester in London and Semester in Florence courses; students will be billed per course upon enrollment in MyMadison; see fees by class numbers (fall class numbers only, spring class numbers will be updated in October) on the list below.

Florence

class #

course

Description

Fee

52371

HM

361

Italian Culture and Wine

$175

50246

 ITAL

 490F

 Italian Culture and Wine

$175

London

class #

course

Description

Fee

50440

SMAD

463L

Film Adaptations

 $200

50509

ENG 

463L

 Film Adaptations

 $200

52740

SCOM

 395

 Film Adaptations

$200

50462

ENG 

412N

The London Theater

 $200

53947

GHUM

200L

 The London Theater

$200

50629

THEA

449

 The London Theater

$200

54201

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (3cr)

 $400

54202

 IDLS

 486

 Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad 

(6 cr)

$400

 

Overview of Fee Structure for JMU Semester Abroad Programs

 

Section 3: Study At Oxford, Cambridge, and St. Andrews

Cambridge

The approximate cost for the two spring terms at Cambridge is $32,000 for tuition and room. Airfare is not included, and exchange rates do fluctuate. JMU will bill for tuition and room, but board will be paid to Cambridge.

Oxford

The approximate cost for a year at Oxford is $34,500 for tuition and room and approximately $3,600 for board. For two spring terms, the tuition and room will be $24,500 and approximately $2,400 for board. Airfare is not included, and exchange rates do fluctuate. JMU will bill for tuition and room, but board will be paid to Oxford. (Contact Fletcher Linder, Program Director for estimate of the cost of board at Oxford).

St. Andrews

The approximate cost of a year at St. Andrews is $24,000 for tuition and approximately $12,000 for room and board. For the spring semester, the cost of tuition would be $12,000 and approximately $6,000 for room and board. Airfare is not included, and exchange rates do fluctuate. JMU will bill for tuition, but room and board will be paid directly to the University of St. Andrews. (Contact Fletcher Linder, Program Director for an estimate for room and board at St. Andrews).

     

Section 4: Short-Term Programs

Tuition and fees for Short-Term Programs include university tuition per credit hour based on residency and a supplemental program fee. The basic formula:  add the supplemental fee to the number of credits at the appropriate credit hour rate per the chart below.  These fees will cover enrollment in the number of required courses per program, housing, board (most or all meals), lodging and transportation on program excursions, books, and other program activities.  Consult program directors for complete details. 

Tuition and fees for summer are established in early spring by the JMU Board of Visitors.

Individual program fees are projected on the basis of the following:

  • estimated costs for accommodations, meals, admissions, transportation, etc.
  • currency exchange rates
  • the total number of students enrolled

Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be deferred to future terms or to other study abroad programs.

Tuition for 2014 per credit hour *

Virginia Undergraduate

$323

Non-Virginia Undergraduate

$840

Virginia Graduate

$434

Non-Virginia Graduate

$1,108


* JMU’s Board of Visitors establishes the upcoming summer’s tuition rates in February.  Until the 2014 rates are posted, the 2013 figures can be used as an estimate.

Supplemental Program Fees and Tuition Fees

(Program Fee + Tuition x # of credit hours = Total Cost to Be Billed by JMU)

Tentative fees posted below will be updated on or before December 1.  Fees for Summer 2013 Short-Term Programs will be not be confirmed until mid-March once enrollment and course registration for summer classes is complete.  The fees below will be added to each student participant's account by mid-April.

Program Fees for 2014
Program Location Program Date(s) Program Fee
JMU Summer in Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Identity and Conflict in Austria, Croatia and Bosnia Graz, Austria, Split, Croatia, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Cross-Cultural Psychology in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria
Modern Dreams, Modern Nightmares: Vienna and Berlin in the 20th Century Vienna, Austria and Berlin, Germany
Geology and Ecology of the Bahamas (Spring Break) San Salvador Island, Bahamas
JMU Summer in Antwerp Antwerp, Belgium
Sustainable Design and Development in Benin Port-Novo, Benin
Biological and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation in Cameroon Mundemba, Cameroon
The Arts and Culture of Montréal Montréal, Canada
Beijing B.A.S.E. -Exploring the Changing Face of Urban and Rural China Beijing, China
Chinese Cultural Studies Beijing, China
Education in Costa Rica: Literacy and Curriculum in a Global Community San Jose, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Energy Punta Leona, Costa Rica
Health Perspectives in Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica
JMU London Contemporary Dance and Performance Summer Intensive London, England
The Bloomsbury Group London, England
London Science London, England
JMU North of England Programme Chester, York, and Durham, England
Paris and Normandy: Civilization, Culture, Memory Normandy and Paris, France
Painting in Southern France Auvillar and Collioure, France
JMU: Summer in Paris Paris, France
Psychology of Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict, and the Holocaust in Germany and Poland Munich, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Germany, Poland
Opera, Lieder, Language and Culture of Germany: Summer Music Program for Singers, Pianists, and Conductors Freiberg, Germany
JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship Accra, Ghana
Ireland and America: a Cross-Cultural Exploration of Identity Limerick, Ireland
Ireland: Sport Management, Medicine and Culture Dublin, Ireland
Geology Field Course in Ireland Clonbur, Ireland
Education Practicum in Northern Ireland Newry, Ireland
Ireland in Text and Image Dublin, Cork, Doolin, Galway, Ireland
Crime and Justice in Southern Italy Sorrento, Italy
Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perugia, Italy Perugia, Italy
Rome Intercultural Practicum Rome, Italy
Summer in Urbino Italy: Documenting a Community Urbino, Italy
Summer in Reggio Calabria Reggio Calabria, Italy
Second Year Japanese in Kyoto Kyoto, Japan
JMU in Jordan: An Arabic Language and Culture Program Amman, Jordan
History and Faith in Amman and Jerusalem Amman, Jordan and Jerusalem, Israel
Kenya Field School Internships Nairobi, Mombasa, Kenya
Nursing and Health Perspectives in Kenya Nairobi, Narok, Nyeri, Kenya
Art and Design in Asia - Seoul, Korea Seoul, Korea
Engineering, ISAT, Geographic Science, and IDLS Summer Study Abroad in Malta Kappara, Malta
Philippines Mabuhay Manila, Cebu, Philippines
Russian in Moscow Moscow, Russia
Honors Seminar Abroad: South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa
Honors Program Study Abroad-Twentieth Century Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
JMU Internship in Spain Valencia, Spain
Health Care in Spain: A Cross-cultural Exploration of Illness and Wellness Tarragona, Spain
Computer Information Systems (CIS) in Sweden: Magical Moments in Malmo Malmo, Sweden
Field Techniques in Archaeology Telfair and Dougherty Counties, Georgia, USA
JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry Los Angeles, California, USA
Innovation Exchange San Francisco, CA, USA

* If you do not see a program fee estimate, contact the program director for an estimated cost of participation.

Summer Financial Aid Information

Section 5. European Union Masters in Political Science

Students will be charged for tuition, room, and program fees for Fall, Spring and Summer as they earn a masters degree in Political Science. The program cost for 2013-14 will total $34,000 for in-state residents and $35,000 for out-of-state residents. Tuition and fees for the next academic year are established in early spring by the Board of Visitors.

The fees charged to students include:

  • tuition and fees
  • housing
  • on-site and U.S.-based support services
  • health insurance for 10 months
  • fees for permesso di soggiorno (required for residency in Italy and processed by the on-site staff in Florence)
  • academic study tours (e.g., Brussels and Rome)
  • orientation, including intensive Italian language course
  • JMU M.A. degree

  Not included:

  • meals
  • round-trip airfare from the U.S. to Italy
  • books
  • costs for passport and visa processing
  • personal expenses

Students admitted will be billed for a non-refundable deposit of $1,750 to hold their space in the program. Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be deferred to other study abroad programs. The deposit will be a credit toward fall semester fees.

A limited amount of financial aid and scholarships based on merit, need, and other criteria are available to JMU students.


Virginia residents 2013-14:

term

credits

tuition

room

program fee

total

Fall 2013

12

$4,920.00

$2,225.50

$5,459.00

$12,604.50

Spring 2014

12

$4,920.00

$2,225.50

$5,459.00

$12,604.50

Summer 2014

9

$3,906.00

$2,225.50

$2,659.50

$8,791.00

total

33

$13,746.00

$6,676.50

$13,577.50

$34,000.00

Non-Virginia residents 2013-14:

term

credits

tuition

room

program fee

total

Fall 2013

12

$5,270.00

$2,225.50

$5,459.00

$12,954.50

Spring 2014

12

$5,270.00

$2,225.50

$5,459.00

$12,954.50

Summer 2014

9

$4,206.00

$2,225.50

$2,659.50

$9,091.00

total

33

$14,746.00

$6,676.50

$13,577.50

$35,000.00

 

Section 6. External Program Fee

An External Program Fee of $500 per term for Fall and Spring and $250 for Summer term is charged to each student’s JMU account prior to the start of the study abroad term (December for Spring, April for Summer, July for Fall).  This fee allows JMU to cover ongoing administrative costs to assist students who go abroad on non-JMU programs.  As with many university services and resources, students’ use of services will vary from minimum to maximum based on individual needs and requirements.

Questions?

If you have questions about fees, please contact our office at: studyabroad@jmu.edu