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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Big 10: Montpellier, Language and Culture.

Spring Budget Sheet for Big 10: Montpellier, Language and Culture
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Semester * $9,414.00 $17,771.00
Technology Fee for Semester *   $252.00 $252.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $8,220.00 $8,220.00
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Semester *   $250.00 $250.00
Billable subtotal:  $18,136.00 $26,493.00
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)   $400.00 $400.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $1,600.00 $1,600.00
Student Visa   $250.00 $250.00
Meals (not provided by the program)   $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Books and Supplies   $250.00 $250.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $2,400.00 $2,400.00
Application Fee (paid directly to program)   $50.00 $50.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $6,450.00 $6,450.00
Total: $24,586.00 $32,943.00

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 information and billing information available.

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

The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:

  • Housing
  • On-site orientation and support
  • Some field trips

This budget is based on students choosing to live in a homestay where meals are provided. Apartment and dormitory living will result in a lower program fee, but students will need to provide their own meals.
This program offers an optional presession course in the fall semester for an additional $3,800.

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. 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
  • Students should also consult the withdrawal and refund policies of the appropriate CIC-SPA university.

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


Meals vary by housing option:
  • Homestays provide all meals except weekday lunches
  • Dormitories and apartments do not provide any meals
* Billable item