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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE: Cape Town, Arts and Sciences.

Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE: Cape Town, Arts and Sciences
Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE: Cape Town, Arts and Sciences
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Semester * $10,403.00 $20,008.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $9,150.00 $9,150.00
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 -$9,605.00
Billable subtotal:  $19,803.00 $19,803.00
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)   $300.00 $300.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $1,450.00 $1,450.00
Student Visa   $500.00 $500.00
Immunizations   $100.00 $100.00
Meals   $1,650.00 $1,650.00
Books and Supplies   $100.00 $100.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $6,600.00 $6,600.00
Total: $26,403.00 $26,403.00

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.

Students are assessed the standard University Park Penn State Tuition and Technology Fee, an Education Abroad Administrative Fee, and an Educaiton Abroad Program Fee.

The program fee includes:
  • Housing
  • On-site orientation and support
  • Visa Fees
  • Insurance
  • Some field trips
  • Immersion activities
  • Local excursions
  • Student visa costs

Non-Pennsylvania residents participating on this program will 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. Please note that a second semester discount will be awarded for academic year participants.

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. Please note U.S. citizens who study in South Africa will be required to travel to the South African Consulate General in New York City to apply for a visa in-person prior to the start of the program and should budget for travel costs accordingly.

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 CIEE withdrawal and refund policies.

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


Please note that the amounts estimated for meals in the budget sheet reflect the cost of meals for students who choose apartment or dormitory accommodations. For those who choose a homestay option, most meals will be provided by the homestay family. Students will only be responsible for providing their own weekday lunch, estimated to be $600 for the semester.

* Billable item