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.
All students are assessed the standard University Park tuition and technology fee. Non-Pennsylvania residents participating on this program will also 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.
The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:
On-site orientation and support
This budget is based on students who do a homestay with two meals per day provided. Students choosing an alternative housing options should budget the following for meals:
Additional Meals for a Homestay with Kitchen Privileges: $2,000
Additional Meals for a Dormitory: $150
Additional Meals for an Apartment: $2,000
Students participating on this program are not eligible for the $2,000 Public School Grant from IES Abroad because as a customized program, it is already being offered at a reduced rate.
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.
Program Withdrawal/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.
Due to the fee structure of the program IES & Penn State: Madrid, Business & Communications, students must be aware that if they withdraw from the program at any point after commitment (October 1) they will be responsible for the cancellation fees regardless of the motive for their withdrawal. Cancellation fees increase based on the date of withdrawal, up to the full cost of the program. Because the fees for this program are calculated based on the exact number of students participating, allowing for a more economical price calculation, the costs are not recoverable, regardless of the reason for the student's withdrawal.