Program Costs

Read this page carefully to understand the costs are associated with your study abroad program.

Study Abroad Application Systems Fee

(appears on bill as Abroad App System Fee)

This is a non-refundable fee billed to all students who submit an outgoing study abroad application, regardless of the administering unit. In addition, any student whose application was not submitted but is in "Accepted" or "Committed" status will also be charged this fee. The revenue from this fee is used to offset application software costs and services associated with the use and maintenance of that software. Once you have completed all application components, the “Submit Application” button will mark your application as complete, and ready to review. The fee will be charged to your student account within a month of submitting the application.

Program Budgets

All IAGE programs will have links term-specific unofficial budget sheets. These budgets are estimates and intended for planning purposes only. Your Education Abroad Coordinator will upload official budgets into your My Study Abroad account following your acceptance to the program and prior to the commitment deadline. We try to minimize increases from term to term but you may observe cost increases that are set by your host institution.

All program budgets will be broken down into three sections:

program budget example

Important note: The above image is an example. Official program budgets will vary.

1. Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) Billable Fees

(billed to your student account)

Program fees billed by IAGE:

2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) Billable Fees

(billed to your student account)

Tuition and fees billed by Illinois:

3. Non-Billable Costs

(items not billed to student account)

Items in this section are estimates, they address basic necessities and assumes minimal social expenses. Costs can vary as a result of exchange rate fluctuation, visa types, airfare pricing, food, and personal expenses. This section is here to help you plan for the total cost of the program.

Important note: If there are dollar amounts in Housing, Instructional fees or Provider Fees, you will have to pay those amounts directly to a vendor, program provider, or host institution. We will not be able to pay this on your behalf. This is especially important to students relying on financial aid. For example, a vendor may require a housing deposit in October but you will not get your financial aid payout until January. Keep this in mind when selecting a program.

Budgetary items for consideration, but will NOT be billed to your account:

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