Line items on the budget sheet are sorted into two sections:
Billable Expenses: Cashier Billed Expenses are charges applied to your UNC Student Account. You will not pay tuition or program fees to your host institution abroad. Charges and deadlines occur on the same timeline as billing for the term at UNC. See the University Cashier’s Important Dates page for more information.
Non-billable Estimates: In addition to the program costs paid to UNC, you will have expenses associated with international travel and living abroad. These are estimated out of pocket expenses you pay yourself. The given amounts are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host institution and past participants. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided. Please note that these expenses do not include vacation travel or sightseeing.
Budget Sheet Notes
Application Fee: The Application Fee is non-refundable and must be paid by the Application Deadline. See your program application for more details.
Study Abroad Fee: The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. If you withdraw from a program after accepting the offer, you still will be charged in the same billing cycle. However, you may apply the paid fee to a future UNC Study Abroad program.
Tuition & Fees: Tuition and fees are equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account.
Insurance - GeoBlue: The required UNC Study Abroad Insurance, provided by GeoBlue, is billed at a daily rate. The amount billed to your UNC account may change based on changes to the official term dates at your host institution or program.
Housing: The amount listed is an estimate of the average cost of housing on this program. The cost will vary depending on the housing you select/are assigned to.
Passport Costs: If you do not already have a passport or if you need to renew, you can expect to pay this amount. See the US passport and international travel website for the most up-to-date information about passport fees and requirements.
Visa Fees: Cost listed includes the estimated application fee and biometrics fee but does not include travel-related cost for submitting application in-person (if required). Information applies to US citizens. Additional costs may apply for non-US citizens.
This budget is an estimate valid at the time of printing and is subject to change. Remember that even fixed costs, such as a visa application fee, are subject to change without notice.