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Programs : Cost Sheet

Financial Aid recipients applying to this program may use this Cost Sheet to have Financial Aid eligibility reassessed. See below for instructions.This page details the Spring Semester Costs for ASU: Ancestors, Habitats, and Changing Climates of South Africa.

Spring Semester Costs for ASU: Ancestors, Habitats, and Changing Climates of South Africa
Spring Semester Costs for ASU: Ancestors, Habitats, and Changing Climates of South Africa
Program Expenses (click on each item below for details) Cost Estimates
Application Fee *   $50.00
Program Fee (not including tuition) *   $5,445.00
Billable Item Subtotal - Billed to ASU Student Account   $5,495.00
Airfare   $1,600.00
Meals   $300.00
ASU Travel Clinic Screening   $100.00
Immunizations   $100.00
Passport   $150.00
Personal Expenses   $300.00
Non-Billable Item Subtotal - Additional Student Costs   $2,550.00

NOTE: The above cost information for this Global Intensive Experience program is valid for Spring 2020 only.  **Full program fee and cost estimates coming soon.

Important Notes about Tuition, Program Fees, and Additional Student Costs

1) Participants in this Global Intensive Experience program pay their regular ASU tuition and fees for the study abroad program course(s), though ASU tuition and fees amounts are NOT included in this Cost Sheet. Because ASU tuition rates vary based on a number of factors, it is not possible to accurately capture your individual tuition information on this Cost Sheet.  Please consult the ASU tuition schedule for more specific information about your individual tuition and fee amounts for the program term and year.  

NOTE: Certain colleges and schools at ASU charge students an additional program tuition/fee in order to maintain enrollment in the major (e.g. W. P. Carey, Barrett, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering); students are responsible for paying these fees as normal. In addition, some ASU courses incur special class fees (e.g. foreign language courses).  Please consult the Tuition and Cost of Attendance Estimator to review program specific tuition and fees.

2) Participants are required to pay a $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee as a condition of participation. The Application Fee will be directly billed to your ASU Student Account.

3) Participants are also required to pay the Program Fee listed above as a condition of participation. The Program Fee will be directly billed to your ASU Student Account.

4) Participants will also incur Additional Student Costs throughout the duration of the program. The out-of-pocket costs outlined above are estimates only and may not be comprehensive. Actual expenses will vary depending primarily upon your lifestyle, cost of living in the program location(s), and the currency exchange rate. Click here to find tips and resources for budgeting your study abroad experience. These expenses are paid directly by you and will NOT be billed to your ASU Student Account.


Increasing Your Financial Aid Eligibility

Approximately 1-2 weeks after beginning your study abroad program application, you will receive an e-mail from Financial Aid and Scholarship Services with financial information designed to help you plan and make your decision to study abroad. Once you confirm your participation in your study abroad program, you will receive an additional e-mail from Financial Aid and Scholarship Services outlining your current aid package and listing any additional loans for which you may be eligible to apply. Spring semester awards will be posted no earlier than mid-November.
NOTE: Students may only be eligible for an increase in Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized loans, a Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan, or a Private Education loan. There is no guarantee that you will receive increased funding as a result of this process.
In order to be eligible for any financial aid, you must do the following:

1) FILE a FAFSA for the academic year in which your program occurs, if you have not already done so. Once you have submitted your FAFSA, monitor your Financing Tasks on My ASU

2) CONFIRM your participation in your study abroad program. This is a step that you will take by clicking the "Commit" button within your online study abroad program application, after the status of your application has been changed to "Accepted" by your International Coordinator.  Please note that once you confirm, you are subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy.  Make absolutely certain you are ready to assume the financial responsibility of studying abroad on this program before you commit.  

3) REVIEW and act on your award offer by either accepting, reducing, or declining any offered awards in My ASU

4) EXPECT an email from Financial Aid and Scholarship Services outlining any additional aid for which you are eligible and might apply.

5) REGISTER in your study abroad program course.  You will find additional information about registering within your online study abroad program application.

You may visit Financial Aid and Scholarship Services at any time to review available aid for the term of your study abroad program or to request a financial aid estimate from a Financial Aid Counselor. We encourage you to speak with a Financial Aid Counselor even before creating a study abroad program application.


Comparing Costs for Different Programs

Affordability is an important factor when selecting a study abroad program. The programs offered through the ASU Study Abroad Office vary in cost depending on the features of the program, geographic location, length, program inclusions such as excursions and cultural activities, and the level of on-site support. As you prepare your own study abroad budget, we encourage you to consult this cost sheet often to ensure that you are considering the most up-to-date information. Be sure to also visit this page for additional tips and resources for comparing program costs.



Additional Funding Opportunities

For additional information to assist with financial planning for your study abroad program, please reference the Financing Your Study Abroad Program section of our website.  There, you will find more details on our Financing Your Study Abroad Program workshops, using financial aid to pay for study abroad, applying for study abroad scholarships, identifying creative funding solutions, as well as tips for creating your own study abroad budget.

* Billable items will be directly billed to applicant's ASU Student Account