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Billing: Academic Year and Semester Programs

What charges will I see on my Holy Cross bill?

  • All study abroad students will be charged Holy Cross home tuition and standard room charges. The board/meal plan will vary depending on program and accommodations.
  • All students receive a travel credit.  The credit is a good-faith estimate based on the cost of a round-trip flight from Boston's Logan International Airport to the airport nearest your host city/institution.  Once your application is accepted by your host institution, you will receive an email from the Office of Study Abroad with the amount of the travel credit.  This is NOT a reimbursement, rather a credit applied to your Holy Cross tuition bill.
  • All students will be billed a mandatory $175 fee per semester for global security assistance and international medical/travel insurance provided by InternationalSOS (ISOS) and Cigna Global Health/Lloyd's Insurance.  You will NOT be charged the Holy Cross Health Service fee.
  • All students are allowed to submit activity/club receipts for reimbursement; $200 maximum for academic year abroad; $175 maximum for a single semester abroad.  The reimbursement is for cultural and group activities that immerse you in your host community.  Eligible fee reimbursements include:
    • Fees for joining a club/society/sports team on campus
    • Fees for participating in a local cultural event or organization (upon approval by the Holy Cross Office of Study Abroad)
    • Note:  Gym fees and travel expenses will NOT be reimbursed.

What additional expenses am I responsible for?
  • All REFUNDABLE deposits, such as host institution accommodation security/bond fees (in some institutions, this can be as high as $1,500 or more) 
  • Visa application fees, including translations, if applicable
  • Airport transportation - varies by location and some host institutions provide
  • Local transportation - some programs provide bus passes
  • Meals if not on a meal plan
  • Books
  • Personal expenses (including bedding)
  • Entertainment expenses
  • Laundry
Note:  You cannot expect to have the same amenities abroad as you have at Holy Cross.  Each program has different components unique to each location.