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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for Arcadia: Brisbane, University of Queensland.

Spring Budget Sheet for Arcadia: Brisbane, University of Queensland
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Semester * $9,666.00 $18,370.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $10,340.00 $10,340.00
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Semester *   $250.00 $250.00
Special Fees Adjustment (out-of-state students on Arcadia, CIEE or IES programs) *   $0.00 ($8,704.00)
Billable subtotal:  $20,256.00 $20,256.00
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)   $500.00 $500.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Student Visa   $450.00 $450.00
Meals   $2,400.00 $2,400.00
Books and Supplies   $240.00 $240.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $2,270.00 $2,270.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $7,860.00 $7,860.00
Total: $28,116.00 $28,116.00

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.

All students are assessed the standard University Park tuition and technology fee. Non-Pennsylvania residents participating on this program will also be credited an amount in the "Beginning Balance" of their semester bills which, when subtracted from the Non-Pennsylvania tuition rate, reflects a net tuition equal to the established Pennsylvania resident tuition rate. 

The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:

  • Housing (The housing portion of our program fee assumes self-catered, standard accommodations. Students in catered housing or enhanced accommodations could be subject to supplemental charges.)
  • On-site orientation and support
  • Some field trips
  • International Student ID card
  • Australian foreign student health insurance
Students who opt to live in a residential college will be billed a per-semester fee (approximately $4,600 2019-2020) for the additional cost of the housing services and meals. These charges are not included in the program fee and will be paid directly to Arcadia University College of Global Studies. These charges are generally posted the month after each semester begins.

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 Arcadia withdrawal and refund policies.

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


The cost of meals will vary by housing type. Those choosing to live in a residential college will be charged by Arcadia for the cost of the meal plan associated with that residential college. This budget is based on a student living in an apartment and preparing their own meals.

* Billable item