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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. Contact 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 2014-15

Fees

Virginia Resident

Non-Virginia Resident

Undergraduate Tuition

$4,831

$12,261

Room

$2,282

$2,282

Board

$2,132

$2,132

Standard Resident Fee Totals:

$9,245

$16,675

Add Supplemental Program Fee to the standard resident fees above:

Fall 2014

Supplemental Fees by Program

Total Virginia Resident

Total Non-Virginia Resident

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 Fees by Program

Total Virginia Resident

Total Non-Virginia Resident

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 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 below.

Florence

course

Description

Fee

HM

361

Italian Wine and Culture

$175

ITAL

490F

Italian Wine and Culture

$175

London

course

Description

Fee

ENG

463L

Film Adaptations

$200

SCOM

395

Film Adaptations

$200

SMAD

463L

Film Adaptations

$200

ENG

412N

The London Theater

$400

GHUM

200L

The London Theater

$400

THEA

449

The London Theater

$400

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (3 cr)

$400

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 2015 rates are posted, the 2014 figures can be used as an estimate.

Supplemental Program Fees and Tuition Fees for 2015

(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 2015.

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 below.

Florence

course

Description

Fee

HM

361

Italian Culture and Wine

$175

ITAL

490F

Italian Culture and Wine

$175

course

Description

Fee

SMAD

463L

Film Adaptations

$200

ENG

463L

Film Adaptations

$200

SCOM

395

Film Adaptations

$200

ENG

412N

The London Theater

$200

GHUM

200L

The London Theater

$200

THEA

449

The London Theater

$200

IDLS

486

Perspective on Experiential Learning Abroad (3cr)

$400

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 2015 rates are posted, the 2014 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 will be posted on or before December 1. Fees for Summer 2014 Short-Term Programs will be not be confirmed until mid-March once enrollment and course registration for summer classes is complete. The fees will be added to each student participant's account by mid-April.

Program Fees for 2014

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
Opera, Lieder, Language and Culture of Germany: Summer Music Program for Singers, Pianists, and Conductors 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
Innovation Exchange: Germany-USA Saarbrücken, Harrisonburg, Germany, USA
JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship Accra, Ghana
JMU in Ancient Greece Samos, Paros, Santorini, Athens, Ephesus, Greece, Turkey
Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice Reykjavik, Iceland
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
Archaeology and Culture in Malta Valletta, Rabat, Island of Gozo, Mdina, Island of Malta, Marsaxlokk, 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 International Economic 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 Dilingham, Alaska, USA
Points of Contact: The Archaeology of Indian-Spanish Interaction During the Colonial Era Telfair and Dougherty Counties, Georgia, USA
JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry Los Angeles, California, USA
Innovation Exchange San Francisco, CA, USA
JMU Internship in Spain Valencia, Spain

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 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.

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 2014-15:

term

credits

tuition

room

program fee

total

Fall 2014

12

$5,208.00

$2,282.00

$4,656.00

$12,146.00

Spring 2015

12

$5,208.00

$2,282.00

$4,656.00

$12,146.00

Summer 2015

9

$3,906.00

$2,282.00

$3,520.00

$9,708.00

total

33

$14,322.00

$6,846.00

$12,832.00

$34,000.00

Non-Virginia residents 2014-15:

term

credits

tuition

room

program fee

total

Fall 2014

12

$5,558.00

$2,282.00

$4,656.00

$12,496.00

Spring 2015

12

$5,558.00

$2,282.00

$4,656.00

$12,496.00

Summer 2015

9

$4,206.00

$2,282.00

$3,520.00

$10,008.00

total

33

$15,322.00

$6,846.00

$12,832.00

$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