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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 by 10%.
  • 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:

Amsterdam Florence (fall) London & Florence
Chicago (fall) India (fall) Newberry Seminar
Costa Rica (fall) India (spring) Oak Ridge Science Semester
Costa Rica (spring) Japan Study Shanghai
  Jordan Tanzania

Deposit and Additional Expenses

Upon acceptance to the program, you are required to pay a $50 confirmation deposit that is applied toward the program fee.

Other costs related to studying off-campus include visa fees, airfare, transport, 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 or financial assistance for off-campus study programs, there are specific scholarships available through partner institutions for students participating in the Amsterdam program, the Jordan program, the Oak Ridge Science Semester, and the Shanghai program.

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

Paid Assistant Positions on ACM Programs

ACM offers paid assistant positions at several off-campus study sites so you can have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn a stipend during your study away program.

Visit the Student Assistants page for more information about available positions and application instructions.

Cancellation Policy

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