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
- Personal expenses (including bedding)
- Entertainment expenses