Cosponsor & Affiliate Program Costs

Due to the wide range of cosponsored and affiliate programs and their varying costs, we do not list each program cost individually on a regular basis. To determine the overall cosponsored or affiliate program cost, reference their respective webpages for cost information and then use this formula to calculate a final cost. (Note: Discounts range from $0–$500. Not all programs offer a discount and the cosponsor discount does not apply to short-term summer/affiliate, or non-cosponsored programs.)

Cosponsor and Affiliate Program Cost Formula
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Your UMD Student Account will be charged:

  • $50 Non-refundable UMD Application Fee (billed upon submission of your UMD application)
  • $400 Non-refundable Confirmation Deposit (applied towards the program fee, billed upon submission of the UMD Confirmation of Participation Form)
  • The following is charged to your UMD student account according to UMD billing dates:
    • $48/Month Mandatory International Insurance (for 2020-2021 Academic year)
    • $75.50 semester OR $18 short-term program ITSS email/internet access fee
    • $1,800 Study Abroad Fee (charged per semester)
    • Affiliate Program Cost (visit the affiliate website for their cost information)
    • Housing may be included (visit the affiliate website as programs vary)

If you're participating in a cosponsored or affiliate program, you will see the affiliate's standard application, housing, and program fees appear on your UMD account. However, your affiliate provider will bill you directly for housing security deposits or upgrade costs (such as single-room housing or optional tours). 

Non-Affiliate Programs

Non-affiliate programs are not vetted or approved by UMD Study Abroad, collegiate units, or departments. Review these implications affecting participation in non-affiliated study abroad programs.  See a study abroad program coordinator to determine non-affiliate program costs.


If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.

So what's it going to cost? Study Abroad Financial Flyer

Take a look at the range of estimated costs to get a picture of what studying abroad might look like from a financial perspective. > Download the flyer here