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Cost & Financial Assistance

ACM is committed to making high-quality off-campus study programs affordable. The educational cost of an ACM program includes the academic curriculum plus a variety of site visits, course-related travel, community engagement, and other activities to complement and enrich your coursework and cultural immersion.

As you compare the costs of various study away options, find out which expenses are included in each program's price and what you will need to pay for out of your own pocket.

Discounts for ACM Students and Colleges

  • If you are a student at an ACM college, the program educational cost that ACM charges students and their college is automatically discounted.
  • If you are a student at a college that is affiliated with the program, ACM discounts the program educational cost by 5%.

The cost of off-campus study depends on the policies of your home college, as schools may charge based on either the cost of the ACM program or the college’s tuition price. Additionally, some schools may assess special fees for off-campus study.

Check with your Off-Campus Study Office and your Financial Aid Office to confirm how your college charges students for off-campus study programs, what additional campus fees may apply, and how you can use financial assistance toward the cost of your program.

Learn more about the cost (educational costs, program fees, and additional expenses) for each ACM off-campus study program:

Deposit and Additional Expenses

In order to secure a spot in the program, students are required to pay a confirmation deposit within two weeks of acceptance. The $50 non-refundable deposit is credited toward the program fee and cannot be returned if a student decides to cancel. Additionally, a $200 housing deposit is also required, but is refundable upon completion of the program, provided that no additional cleaning or special repairs are needed to the student’s apartment. Students who do not submit the deposits within the time frame risk losing their spot on the off-campus study program.

Other costs related to studying off campus include transportation to and from the program site, meals, insurance, and other miscellaneous expenses. Some ACM programs may have additional expenses, such as for course materials. See the individual program cost webpages for details.

Scholarship Information

Although the ACM does not offer scholarships for off-campus study programs, there may be specific scholarships available through partner institutions.

See Off-Campus Study Funding for a list of external off-campus study scholarships and resources. You may also identify other off-campus study scholarship opportunities through your campus.

Cancellation Policy

Refer to the ACM Policy on Educational Costs, Program Fees, & Refunds for information about cancellation policies.