Program Fees and Billing

As a non-profit, 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.

January 2020 Program Fees

Country Program January
Australia Melbourne $4,480*
Costa Rica Puntarenas $3,380*
Cuba La Habana $3,380
Spain Alicante $3,380*

Summer 2019 Program Fees

Country Program Summer
Brazil Florianópolis $2,780
Chile Santiago $2,980*
China Chengdu $2,680*
Shanghai $3,280*
Costa Rica Heredia $2,980*
Puntarenas $2,780*
San Ramón $3,480*
Cuba La Habana $3,380
Czech Republic Prague $4,180*
England London $4,780
France Lyon $4,380*
Pau $3,980*
Germany Lüneburg $3,980*
Ghana Accra $2,480*
India Bangalore $3,780*
Ireland Cork $5,280*
Galway $5,280*
Israel Haifa $3,180*
Italy Reggio Emilia $3,680*
Torino $4,380*
Verona $3,380*
Viterbo $4,080*
Korea Gwangju $3,680*
Korea Seoul-Yonsei $6,280
The Netherlands Maastricht $4,980*
New Zealand Hawke's Bay $6,380*
Poland Kraków $3,980*
South Africa Stellenbosch $5,280*
Spain Alicante $3,980*
Bilbao $3,180*
Madrid $3,780*
San Sebastián $3,980*
Valencia $3,580*
Sweden Växjö/Kalmar $3,980*
Thailand Chiang Mai $3,280*
Khon Kaen $2,980*

Semester 19-20 Program Fees

Country Program Semester
Australia Gold Coast $9,280
Melbourne $8,480
Brazil Florianópolis $5,980
Chile Santiago $5,980
China Chengdu $5,080
Shanghai $5,580
Costa Rica Heredia $5,980
Puntarenas $5,980
San Ramón $5,980
Czech Republic Prague $8,780
England Brighton $7,880
Bristol $9,580
London $9,980
Reading $9,580
France Lyon $7,480
Pau $6,380
Germany Lüneburg $6,580
Ghana Accra $6,180
India Bangalore $4,580
Ireland Cork $11,180
Israel Haifa $7,980
Italy Reggio Emilia $6,780
Torino $8,780
Verona $8,180
Viterbo $6,980
Japan Hiroshima $7,280
Nagasaki $7,480
Osaka/Kobe $8,380
Korea Gwangju $5,480
Seoul-Kookmin $6,680
Seoul-Yonsei $8,680
The Netherlands The Hague $6,980
Maastricht $12,980
New Zealand Palmerston N. $10,680
Norway Oslo $6,680
Poland Kraków $5,980
Scotland St Andrews $13,480
Stirling $9,280
South Africa Stellenbosch $6,980
Spain Alicante $8,780
Bilbao $8,580
Madrid $8,580
San Sebastián $8,780
Valencia $8,580
Sweden Växjö/Kalmar $5,180
Thailand Chiang Mai $6,080
Khon Kaen $5,380
Uruguay Montevideo $4,980

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.