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Costs & Refunds

Study abroad is affordable. Students pay the same TCU tuition rate, and study abroad program fees are similar to the cost of TCU housing.

Semester Costs

  1. TCU Tuition: $21,290
  2. Program Fee: $4,000 – $10,000 covers the cost of housing and varies across (and sometimes within) programs. It may or may not include meals. Consult the program-specific page for exact housing costs and details.
  3. Additional Expenses: Students are responsible for airfare, meals, books, personal spending money and other outside expenses not included in the program fee. Individual budgets are highly variable.

Summer Costs

  1. Participation Confirmation Fee: $500 reserves your spot and allows us to make initial reservations abroad on your behalf.
  2. TCU Tuition: Current cost per credit hour ($1,480) x number of hours being pursued. For most programs, this is 3 credit hours ($4,440) or 6 credit hours ($8,880).
  3. Program Fee: $2,000 – $4,000 covers the cost of housing and varies across (and sometimes within) programs. It may or may not include meals. Consult the program-specific page for exact housing costs and details.
  4. Additional Expenses: Students are responsible for airfare, meals, books, personal spending money and other outside expenses not included in the program fee. Individual budgets are highly variable.

Withdrawals and Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from a semester or partner study abroad program are subject to the official TCU policies regarding withdrawal from the university, outlined in the TCU Student Handbook.

If you decide to withdraw from a program, you must notify the Center for International Studies in writing: studyabroad@tcu.edu

The $500 Participation Confirmation Fee is never refunded.

Semester Refund Policy

In any student-initiated withdrawal, the $500 initial payment is NON-REFUNDABLE. Program Fee refunds are determined by recoverable costs to TCU. Withdrawal after the program start date usually results in the loss of the entire program fee.

Summer Refund Policy

In any student-initiated withdrawal, the $500 Participation Confirmation Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Program Fee cancellation penalties are based on the following schedule:

  • Between February 8 – March 7: 25% of the program fee
  • Between March 8 – March 31: 50% of the program fee
  • April 1 or later: 100% of the program fee

Tuition refunds are based on the TCU Registrar’s Academic Calendar. Students must withdraw from the course(s) through the Registrar to receive tuition refund.

Trip Cancellation and Tuition Insurance

TCU encourages students to enroll in Trip Cancellation insurance to cover program fees and airfare in case of withdrawal. Here is one option for Trip Cancellation Insurance (see Terms). Other policies exist which you may research on your own.

TCU also offers tuition insurance, which covers tuition costs if you leave the program early due to medical reasons. Contact Financial Services for more information.