Each program has their own fee based on program costs. Review specific program informational flyers that give details regarding what is included or not included in the program fee. 

Exchange Programs 

Exchange programs sponsored by USU are based on USU tuition. The program fee will allow USU to host a student from an exchange partner institution in a USU student's  place.  In turn, that person has paid all necessary program fees for the USU student at their institution abroad.  When USU students apply for an institution that is part of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), the exchange program cost includes tuition, room and meals that are provided for each participant. Since USU students pay the program fee based on USU pricing, it helps keep their costs affordable and students know before they go how much they will pay for these costs. Program fees for semester programs are usually due August 1st (Fall semester) and January 1st (Spring semester).

Summer Programs

USU summer faculty-led  programs, or semester/summer programs sponsored by affiliate institutions (ex. AustraLearn, C.I.E.E., ISA, ISEP) have separate program fees established with specific program inclusions. The USU or affiliate websites provide up-to-date and accurate costs for these programs.  Programs vary in length, location, and courses of study.



In the planning phase it is very helpful to have an idea of what to budget for your estimated expenses and calculate the amount of money you will need to successfully embark on a study abroad program. By completing the expense budget worksheet,  you will have a better idea of how much money you will need in each category. By including how much money you will receive in scholarships and other financial aid, you will know how much you will need in personal funds to cover any additional expenses. It is always wise to have extra funds available to you in case of unexpected expenses that might come up while you are on a study abroad program.  To estimate costs, you can complete the budget template here.


Financial Aid

  • Students who qualify for Pell Grants and/or other federal loans can apply these awards to their study abroad program fees. Please discuss your financial aid questions with the USU Financial Aid Office and apply directly through their office. Be aware of any limitations on these awards, such as minimum credit requirements.

    USU Financial Aid Office - Overview