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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Hamilton: University of Waikato.

Fall Budget Sheet for Hamilton: University of Waikato
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Semester * $9,414.00 $17,153.00
Technology Fee for Semester *   $252.00 $252.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $366.00 $366.00
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Semester *   $250.00 $250.00
Billable subtotal:  $10,282.00 $18,021.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $2,200.00 $2,200.00
Housing   $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Meals   $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Books and Supplies   $500.00 $500.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $8,400.00 $8,400.00
Total: $18,682.00 $26,421.00

Tuition and Program Fee

As institutions around the world determine program costs at different times, it is difficult for Education Abroad to provide actual cost information until shortly before the beginning of a program. You are encouraged to consult this document on a regular basis as it is frequently updated with the most current cost and billing information available.

Students are assessed the standard University Park Penn State Tuition and Technology Fee, an Education Abroad Administrative Fee, and an Education Abroad Program Fee.

The program fee includes:

  • Additional administrative and academic costs
  • StudentSafe Insurance
Levies and course material charges are assessed at a later date and are dependant on actual courses taken.

Housing Note

The prices above reflect and average estimation of the housing and meal costs for an on-campus residential college which includes three meals per day. Costs and number of meals can vary significantly depending on the residential college where the student lives. Additionally, off-campus housing options tend to have lower housing costs, but higher meal costs.

Housing cost estimates:
  • On-Campus accommodation range: $3,500-$5,000
  • Off-Campus accommodation range: $1,400-$5,600
  • Estimated meal range based on 0-3 meals/day: $500-$2,500

Student Visa Cost

The actual cost of the visa will vary depending on the type of visa required and the student's country of citizenship. U.S. residents with U.S. passports studying in New Zealand do not have to pay the visa application fee, as the United States is a fee-waiver country.The Consulate General of the host country reserves the right to change their visa fees without prior notice. For exact pricing, students should contact directly the nearest Consulate for the host country.

Program Withdraw/Refund Policy

Regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal, it is the responsibility of students to immediately notify Education Abroad in writing and to understand the implications of their withdrawal actions. 

  • The Education Abroad Administrative fee will be assessed to students' bursar bill regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal.

  • In certain cases, partial program expenses may be refundable but only to extent that Education Abroad can recover expenses incurred on behalf of the student. Any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar

For more information, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.

* Billable item