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Tuition & Expenses

Tuition: All Marymount students who study abroad must pay tuition, plus the program’s housing fees (see below). Students will be billed for these charges by Marymount, and the Center for Global Education will then pay the study abroad program – students may not pay the program directly, except for the application fee and the required deposit if applicable. A few of MU’s approved programs have tuition rates higher than Marymount, and students are responsible for making up the difference in cost in those cases.

Marymount University charges its own tuition instead of the program’s in order to allow Marymount students to apply their college-funded financial aid to the abroad program. All other fees are set by the individual programs.

Financial Aid: Any financial aid that a student receives for studying at Marymount will automatically be applied to the study abroad program; financial aid is capped at Marymount’s cost. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid (703) 284-1590 or financial.aid@marymount.edu. Please note that many program providers offer their own merit-based scholarships, which Marymount students are encouraged to apply for.

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scholarship programs for study abroad. 

Learn more about available scholarship resources for study abroad.

Housing:
Fees vary greatly among programs, depending on the location of the program, the strength of the dollar with regard to the local currency, the type of lodging, the number of meals provided, etc. The most accurate information regarding room and board options and costs are available on each program’s individual website. The program’s housing fee will show up on your bill from Marymount.
 
Airfare: Students participating in affiliated programs must pay for their own airfare.
 
Medical Insurance: Marymount University purchases medical insurance for its students on all study abroad programs. Some programs may also include medical insurance in their fees.

Deposit
: Students should pay the required deposit directly to the program; this charge will subsequently be deducted from the student’s Marymount semester bill. Note that deposits are nonrefundable. If a student withdraws from a program for any reason, the deposit will be lost. Please note that paying the program deposit authorizes the provider (whether Marymount or a third party) to incur expenses on that student’s behalf; should a student withdraw from a program for any reason after paying the deposit, he or she will be responsible for any nonrecoverable expenses. These expenses can include (but are not limited to) housing fees, and partial or full tuition.
 
Miscellaneous expenses: These may include passport and visa application fees, textbooks, immunizations, special course fees (see below), personal expenses, and optional travel. These expenses are the responsibility of the student.
 
Course fees: Please be advised that some programs, including Saint Louis University in Madrid and Lorenzo de Medici, charge additional fees for course materials, orientation programs, and/or course-related travel. These fees are not included in the tuition, even if the course is required, and students are responsible for paying them.
 
Penalties and fees for late withdrawal:  Deposits are nonrefundable; should a student withdraw from a program for any reason, the deposit will be lost. Also note that paying the program deposit authorizes the provider (whether Marymount or a third party) to incur expenses on that student’s behalf; should a student withdraw from a program for any reason after paying the deposit, he or she will be responsible for any nonrecoverable expenses. These expenses can include (but are not limited to) airfare, housing fees, and partial or full tuition.