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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 or program and the 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: 
Short-Term Study Abroad Programs offered by JMU during summer or spring break

Section 4: 
Study At Oxford, Cambridge, and St Andrews

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 Programs

Tuition and fees are due in full by the University's official billing date or prior to departure, whichever comes first. Holds (negative service indicators) and late fees may be assessed on accounts not paid by that date.  Questions about bills and payments should be directed to the University Business Office.  Questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Important steps

  • Read the Participation Agreement thoroughly before signing the Intent to Participate form; these forms are on the OIP web site.  These documents describe the legal agreement between you and the University.  Be sure you are comfortable with the expectations and responsibilities as described.
  • Payment of the non-refundable $500 deposit indicates your intent to enroll in a JMU study abroad program.  Upon acceptance, the deposit fee is billed to your student account.  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.  The payment is applied as a credit toward the supplemental program fee.  Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and cannot be deferred to other study abroad programs.
  • Before you leave to study abroad, be sure to confirm that all required paperwork for loans, grants, and scholarships has been received and can be processed in a timely manner.


Personal expenses not included by JMU programs

  • Students are personally responsible for costs associated with:  airfare to and from the U.S.; housing, meals, transportation, and activities during free and unscheduled time while in your program location and/or away from the program site; application fees for passport and/or visas; cost of health, life, travel, and trip cancellation insurance policies; expenses for medical treatment and medications; meals, books, equipment, and supplies not covered by the program fees.
  • Study abroad participants are strongly encouraged to purchase trip cancellation insurance.  The oIP maintains a list of insurance providers.


Cancellation/Withdrawal policy for JMU study abroad programs

To formally withdraw from or cancel 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 for explanation of fee forfeiture).  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.

Deferring enrollment for JMU study abroad programs

Students may defer enrollment in a semester abroad program in Antwerp, Florence, London, or Salamanca to a future term.  A deposit may be deferred to another term of the same program, e.g. from fall semester to spring or summer of the following year, subject to the program director’s approval and the student’s status of good standing.  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. If approved, the OIP will process the transfer of the deposit to the deferred term.


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 rates are established by the JMU Board of Visitors in late spring for the following academic year.

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 program fee to the cost of full-time tuition resident student with a 14-meal plan.
Until the 2015-2016 rates are posted, the 2014-2015 figures can be used as estimates.

Tuition, Room and Board Fees for 2014-15

Standard Resident Fees

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident

Undergraduate tuition

$4,831

$12,261

Room

$2,282

$2,282

Board

$2,132

$2,132

Total by Residency

$9,245

$16,675

Fall 2014 Supplemental Program Fees added to the Standard Resident Fees

Antwerp

$6,500

$15,745

$23,175

Florence

$5,400

$14,645

$22,075

London

$5,200

$14,445

$21,875

Salamanca

$5,200

$14,445

$21,875

Spring 2015 Supplemental Program Fees added to the Standard Resident Fees

Antwerp

$6,500

$15,745

$23,175

Florence

$5,500

$14,745

$22,175

London

$5,500

$14,745

$22,175

Salamanca

$5,500

$14,745

$22,175

Students may enroll in the required number of credit hours from the list of courses for which activities, admissions, and transportation costs are included at no additional charge. Additional fees apply to several Semester in London and Semester in Florence courses; students will be billed based on course enrollment in MyMadison; see fees below.

Florence

Course

 

Description

Fee

HM

361

Italian Wine and Culture

$175

ITAL

490F

London

ENG

463L

Film Adaptations

$200

SCOM

395

SMAD

463L

ENG

412N

The London Theater

$400

GHUM

200L

THEA

449

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (3 cr)

$400

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (6 cr)


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 by the Board of Visitors in early spring for the upcoming summer term.

A limited amount of financial aid and scholarships based on merit, need, and other criteria are available to JMU students.  Also see:  Summer Financial Aid Information.

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

Basic formula: Add the supplemental program fee to the cost of tuition per credit hour.
Until the 2015 rates are posted, the 2014 figures can be used as estimates.

Tuition for 2014 per credit hour

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident

Undergraduate

$323

$840

Graduate

$434

$1,108

Tuition, Room and Board Fees for 2015

Fee Type

Program Fee

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident

Summer 2015 Supplemental Program Fees added to the Standard Tuition Fees

Antwerp – 15 credits

$6,200

$11,045

$18,800

Beijing – 15 credits

$6,975

$11,820

$19,575

Florence – 9 credits

$5,200

$8,107

$12,760

London – 12 credits

$5,200

$9,076

$15,280

Salamanca – 9 credits

$5,200

$8,107

$12,760

Scotland – 12 credits

$4,600

$8,476

$14,680


Students may enroll in the required number of credit hours from the list of courses for which activities, admissions, and transportation costs are included at no additional charge. Additional fees apply to several Semester in London and Semester in Florence courses; students will be billed based on course enrollment in MyMadison; see fees below.

Florence

Course

 

Description

Fee

HM

361

Italian Wine and Culture

$175

ITAL

490F

London

ENG

463L

Film Adaptations

$200

SCOM

395

SMAD

463L

ENG

412N

The London Theater

$200

GHUM

200L

THEA

449

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (3 cr)

$400

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (6 cr)


Section 3: Short-Term Programs

Tuition and fees for JMU Short-Term 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, most or all meals, excursion lodging and transportation, admissions and entry fees, some or all books, and other program activities. Consult program directors for complete details.

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

Tentative fees will be posted on or before December 1. Fees for Summer 2015 Short-Term Programs will be not be confirmed until mid-March after the enrollment and course registration processes for summer classes is complete. The fees will be added to each student participant's account by mid-April.  Individual supplemental program fees are projected on the basis of the following:

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

A limited amount of financial aid and scholarships based on merit, need, and other criteria are available to JMU students.  Also see:  Summer Financial Aid Information.

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

Basic formula: Add the supplemental program fee to the cost of tuition per credit hour.
Until the 2015 rates are posted, the 2014 figures can be used as estimates.

Tuition for 2014 per credit hour

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident

Undergraduate

$323

$840

Graduate

$434

$1,108

Supplemental Program Fees for 2015

Program Location Program Date(s) Program Fee
JMU in Argentina Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Cross-Cultural Psychology in Vienna, Austria Vienna, Austria
Identity and Conflict in Austria, Croatia and Bosnia Vienna, Graz, Split, Sarajevo, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia
Modern Dreams, Modern Nightmares: Vienna and Berlin in the Twentieth Century Vienna, Berlin, Austria, Germany
Sport Business within an International Context: A Perspective from Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Biological and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation in Cameroon Mundemba, Cameroon
The Arts and Culture of Montréal Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Chinese Cultural Studies Beijing, China
Education in Costa Rica: Literacy and Curriculum in a Global Community Orotina, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Energy Punta Leona, Costa Rica
Nursing and Healthcare in Costa Rica: An Inter Professional Perspective San Jose, Costa Rica
Special Topics in Art, Summer Photography Festival, Street Photography in Prague Prague, Czech Republic
JMU North of England Programme Chester, York, and Ripon, England
The Bloomsbury Group London, England
The Age of Enlightenment in London London, England
Painting in Southern France Auvillar and Collioure, France
JMU: Summer in Paris Paris, France
Paris and Normandy: Civilization, Culture, Memory Normandy and Paris, France
JMU's German Opera Experience Freiberg, Germany
Environmental and Energy Sustainability in Germany Saarbrücken , Germany
Germany 2015: Rhein-Mosel-Berlin Trier, Berlin, Germany
Ethnic Identity and Conflict in Germany and Poland Munich, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Germany, Poland
JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship Accra, Ghana
JMU in Ancient Greece Samos, Paros, Santorini, Athens, Ephesus, Greece, Turkey
Earth & Environmental Science in Ireland Clonbur, Galway, Ireland
Ireland in Text, Image and New Media Dublin, Cork, Doolin, Galway, Ireland
Exploring Communication, Conflict and Culture in Ireland Inch Island, Derry, Dublin, Omagh, Donegal, Ireland
Ireland and America: a Cross-Cultural Study of Identity Limerick, Ireland
Teaching Practicum in Northern Ireland Newry, Ireland
Geology Field Course in Ireland Clonbur, Ireland
Honors: Art, Culture, and Politics in Medici Florence Florence, Italy
Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perugia, Italy Perugia, Italy
Summer in Reggio Calabria Reggio Calabria, Italy
Rome Intercultural Practicum Rome, Italy
Sustainability, History, and Design in London and Paris London, Oxford, Paris, England, France
Summer in Urbino Italy: Documenting a Community Urbino, Italy
Second Year Japanese in Kyoto Kyoto, Japan
Japanese Language and Culture Summer Experience Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka, Hakone, Japan
JMU in Jordan: An Arabic Language and Culture Program Amman, Jordan
History and Faith in Amman and Jerusalem Amman, Jordan and Jerusalem, Israel
East Africa Field School Multiple Cities, Kenya, Tanzania
Art and Design in Asia - Seoul, Korea Seoul, Korea
The Psychology of Sustainability and Connection to the Natural World Kappara, Malta
JMU Summer in Martinique Fort-de-France, Martinique
Comparative Justice in the Netherlands The Hague, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Russian in Moscow Moscow, Russia
International Health and HIV/AIDS in South Africa Cape Town, Louis Trichardt, Pilanesberg, South Africa
Leadership Models in Service Learning and Community Development Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Art, Architecture & Design in Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Honors Program Study Abroad-Twentieth Century Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Art, Culture and History in Madrid Madrid, Spain
Visual Communication and Cultural Diversity in Spain Salamanca, Spain
Ecology and Environment of St. Croix Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Computer Information Systems in Sweden Malmo, Sweden
Exploring the Good Life in Scandinavia Malmo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Sweden, Denmark
Legal Aspects of International Business Geneva, Switzerland, Brussels, Belgium, New York, Washington D.C., US
Health and Well-being in "bush" Alaska: Culture, Geography, and Climate in a Unique, Remote Community Anchorage, Dilingham, Alaska, USA
Points of Contact: The Archaeology of Indian-Spanish Interaction During the Colonial Era Dougherty County (near Albany), Georgia, USA
JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry Los Angeles, California, USA
Innovation Exchange San Francisco, CA, USA
JMU Internship in Spain Valencia, Spain

Section 4: Study at Cambridge, Oxford, 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 the program director, Fletcher Linder, for an 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 the program director, Fletcher Linder, for an estimate of the cost of board at Oxford.

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 2014-15 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.  Until the 2015-2016 rates are posted, the 2014-2015 figures can be used as estimates.

The fees charged to students include:

  • tuition for 33 credit hours
  • housing for the duration of the program
  • 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.


Tuition and Fees for 2014-15

 

Tuition

Room

Program Fee

Total by Term

Virginia Residents

 

 

 

 

Fall – 12 credits

$5,208

$2,282

$4,656

$12,146

Spring – 12 credits

$5,208

$2,282

$4,656

$12,146

Summer – 9 credits

$3,906

$2,282

$3,520

$9,708

Total by Fee Type

$14,322

$6,846

$12,832

$34,000

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Virginia Resident

 

 

 

 

Fall – 12 credits

$5,558

$2,282

$4,656

$12,496

Spring – 12 credits

$5,558

$2,282

$4,656

$12,496

Summer – 9 credits

$4,206

$2,282

$3,520

$10,008

Total by Fee Type

$15,322

$6,846

$12,832

$35,000


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