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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for CIEE: Amman, Middle East Studies (Summer).

Summer Budget Sheet for CIEE: Amman, Middle East Studies (Summer)
Summer Budget Sheet for CIEE: Amman, Middle East Studies (Summer)
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Summer *   $6,936.00 $13,336.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $1,080.00 $1,080.00
Special Fees Adjustment (out-of-state students on summer programs) *   $0.00 -$6,400.00
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Summer *   $150.00 $150.00
Billable subtotal:  $8,166.00 $8,166.00
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)   $300.00 $300.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Student Visa   $60.00 $60.00
Meals (not provided by the program)   $440.00 $440.00
Books and Supplies   $100.00 $100.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $1,100.00 $1,100.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,200.00 $3,200.00
Total: $11,366.00 $11,366.00

Tuition and Program Fee

The above table is for 8 credits.
Program costs are estimates and subject to change up to the program commitment deadline.

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 Education Abroad Program Fee.

The program fee includes:
  • Housing
  • On-site orientation and support
  • Some field trips
  • Some meals
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.

Education Abroad Fees By Credit

This program offers the option to enroll in three, four, six, or seven, or seven-credits. The budget sheet on this page demonstrates the costs for the seven-credit option. For costs broken down for the other credit options, as they would appear on your bursar bill please refer to the following tables:

Billable Items by Credit Option 

Billable Item
  3 Credits
4 Credits
6 Credits  7 Credits
$4956 $5782
EA Program Fee
$2580 $1750
EA Admin Fee
$150 $150
 $4608 $7,808 $ 8169

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 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 and Insurance 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.


This Budget Sheet includes an estimate for meals in a homestay. Two meals per week day and most weekend meals are provided in a homestay. Students should budget at least $400 for meals in a homestay for one session and at least $800 for meals in a homestay for both sessions. No meals are provided in the shared apartments so students should budget at least $600 for one session or $1,200 for both sessions.

* Billable item