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
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.
Remember that even fixed costs, such as a visa application fee, are subject to change without notice.
Billing and Payments
Line items listed under Billable Expenses will be charged to your UNC Student Account. 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.
Tuition & Fees: Students will be billed by UNC the program sponsor/host university tuition rates (rate listed is an estimate and is subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations - charges to your student account may be adjusted once UNC receives the final invoice from the host institution, which may be after you have paid your UNC bill).
Program Costs: These fees cover lodging in furnished student apartment or hotel unit, a farewell lunch or dinner and, where applicable, field trips and co-curricular activities.
The amount listed for tuition & fees and program costs are for one standard CYA course priced at $3900 and reflect the $250 CYA-UNC discount.
Some courses have a higher cost- CYA courses priced at $4650 will have a combined tuition & fees and program cost (minus $250 UNC discount) of $4400.
The course Tasting Culture: Nordic & Mediterranean Food, Tradition & Nutrition carries a higher cost ($6290) for combined tuition & fees and program cost (minus $250 UNC discount) of $6040.
Additionally, students participating in two sessions and taking two courses will have higher costs to account for multiple tuition & fee rates, program cost, meals, insurance, and personal expenses.
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.
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.
This budget is an estimate valid at the time of printing and is subject to change. Last cost update: 1/11/2022