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Program Fees and Billing

As a nonprofit, USAC strives to provide you with the most affordable, quality programs possible.

Program Fees

Fees start at the prices below and the standard USAC program includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Central office support
  • Personalized pre-departure advising & support
  • Parental/family support and advisement
  • Program specific pre-departure information
  • Scholarship advising and assistance
  • On-site staff (international office or USAC staff)
  • On-site orientation
  • Organized events
  • Visa guidance
  • Student health insurance
  • Transcript assistance

Each of our programs is unique and may include additional elements such as airport pick-ups, field trips, tours, internships, and more. Visit the fees page in each program section for a detailed breakdown of what is included and additional estimated expenses.

Airfare, housing, and meals are not included in most program fees; however, fees accompanied by an asterisk (*) do include housing.

Summer 2021 Program Fees

Specialty Program fees reflect USAC's $500 summer discount. For a current list of program deadlines and statuses, please visit our Can I Still Apply? page.

Country Program Starting at
Brazil Florianópolis $3,480
Chile Santiago $3,580*
China Chengdu $2,880*
Shanghai $3,480*
Costa Rica Heredia $4,080*
Puntarenas $4,680*
San Ramón $4,880*
Cuba La Habana $3,780
La Habana & Montevideo Comparative Studies $8,210
Czech Republic Prague $3,880*
England London Imperial $5,080
London Met $4,080
France Lyon $4,380*
Pau $3,780*
Germany Lüneburg $3,880*
Ghana Accra $3,780*
India Bengaluru $3,480*
Ireland Cork $5,380*
Galway $5,380*
Israel Haifa $3,580*
Italy Reggio Emilia $3,880*
Torino $4,080*
Verona $3,780*
Viterbo $4,080*
Korea Gwangju (Online) $2,880
Seoul-Kookmin $3,880*
Seoul-Yonsei $4,980
The Netherlands Maastricht $5,480*
New Zealand Hawke's Bay $6,880*
Wellington $6,880*
Poland Kraków $3,680*
South Africa Stellenbosch $5,880*
Spain Alicante $4,380*
Bilbao/Getxo $4,380*
Madrid $3,880*
San Sebastián $4,880*
Valencia $3,980*
Sweden Växjö/Kalmar $3,980*
Thailand Chiang Mai $3,280*
Khon Kaen $2,880*
Uruguay Montevideo $3,480*
Montevideo & La Habana Comparative Studies $8,210

Semester Program Fees: Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

For a current list of 2021 Fall program deadlines and statuses, please visit our Can I Still Apply? page.

Country Program Starting at
Online Global Perspectives Online Courses $985**
Virtual Internships $1,390**
Australia Gold Coast (Jul -Oct) $9,580
Melbourne (Jul-Oct) $9,580
Brazil Florianópolis $6,580
Chile Santiago $6,580
China Chengdu $6,380
Shanghai $6,380
Costa Rica Heredia $7,980
Puntarenas $6,980
San Ramón $8,980
Czech Republic Prague $9,580
England Brighton $8,580
Bristol $14,280
London $10,680
Reading $10,280
France Lyon $8,580
Pau $7,580
Germany Lüneburg $7,280
Ghana Accra $7,580
India Bengaluru $4,880
Ireland Cork $12,580
Israel Haifa $10,180
Italy Reggio Emilia $7,780
Torino $8,980
Verona $8,980
Viterbo $7,780
Japan Hiroshima $7,980
Nagasaki $8,080
Nishinomiya $8,980
Korea Gwangju $6,080
Seoul-Kookmin $7,680
Seoul-Yonsei $9,480
The Netherlands The Hague $10,180
Maastricht $12,880
New Zealand Auckland/Palmerston North (Fall 2021 - Online) $2,580
Auckland/Palmerston North (Spring 2022 - In-person) $11,080
Poland Kraków $6,580
Portugal Lisbon $11,980
Scotland St Andrews $14,680
Stirling $10,280
South Africa Stellenbosch $8,280
Spain Alicante $8,980
Bilbao/Getxo $8,880
Madrid $8,880
San Sebastián $8,980
Valencia $9,280
Sweden Växjö/Kalmar $6,980
Thailand Chiang Mai $6,380
Khon Kaen $4,980
Uruguay Montevideo $6,580

*Global Perspectives Program pricing will be determined around June 1, 2021.

January 2022 Program Fees

Country Program Starting at
Australia Melbourne $5,180
Costa Rica Puntarenas $3,680
Cuba La Habana $4,730
Seoul Yonsei Session I $3,880
Yonsei Session I&II $5,280
Spain Alicante $4,080

USAC rarely changes a published program fee, but reserves the right to do so, particularly in the event of unusual fluctuation in the exchange rate.

Billing Schedule

Payment deadlines are outlined on this website in each program section; however, once you have enrolled, your USAC Student Gateway account will become your primary resource for documents regarding deadlines, invoices, and transactions. You will be able to make online payments through your account as well. If your home university pays all or partial USAC fees on your behalf, those fees will not be reflected on your Student Gateway account statement. Contact USAC Accounting for questions and details.

If you are receiving financial aid or scholarships and submit your accepted award letter to USAC prior to the balance due deadline, along with approximate dates of disbursement, the balance due may be deferred up to the financial aid/scholarship amount until the funds are dispersed. However, the confirmation deposit is not deferrable. If full payment or proof of an accepted financial award letter is not received by the balance due deadline, or if your financial aid is revoked or not finalized, you are required to pay your outstanding balance.

Payment Plan

We want to make this opportunity a reality so, if necessary, a payment plan may be a financial option for you. Contact the USAC Accounting Department for more details.