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Cost

ACM strives to make off-campus study a great value for students by offering affordable programs that are academically excellent and focused on experiential learning.

The educational cost ACM charges for the Shanghai program includes:

  • The academic curriculum
  • Program field trips, including a three-day trip to another city, led by the ACM visiting faculty director
  • Extracurricular activities, cultural events, and day trips organized through the International Students Office at East China Normal University (ECNU)

Final Term Fall 2018

Cost Information for Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China

  • 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%.

Applying for an ACM program is free. Educational costs for your term in Shanghai will vary based on your individual financial aid package and your school’s procedures, 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.

Fall 2018 semester

Full price 5% Discount for Affiliated Colleges 10% Discount for ACM Colleges
Educational Costs* $11,100 $10,500 $10,000
Program Fee** $2,000  $2,000 $2,000
Campus tuition charges and/or fees*** Varies Varies Varies

Fall 2018 quarter/trimester

Full price 5% Discount for Affiliated Colleges 10% Discount for ACM Colleges
Educational Costs* $10,600 $10,100 $9,500
Program Fee** $2,000  $2,000 $2,000
Campus tuition charges and/or fees*** Varies Varies Varies

See the Shanghai program personal expenses webpage for a sample budget and estimated costs of commonly purchased items in China.

Notes:

* Discounts apply to educational costs only. Program-sponsored field trips and excursions are included in the educational costs.
** The program fee covers housing and CISI medical insurance. The $50 non-refundable deposit will be applied toward the program fee.
*** Many colleges assess additional fees or charge students full home college tuition instead of the ACM educational costs. This typically relates to expenses for academic support services and the awarding of academic credit and/or financial aid. Please consult your Financial Aid office or Off-Campus Study office for more details about your college's policies, and to find out what you will be charged for the program.


Scholarships

Students enrolled in the ACM Shanghai program are eligible for a scholarship sponsored by the Chinese government for international students to help cover living expenses in Shanghai. As a student in the program, the East China Normal University (ECNU) staff will apply on your behalf. If awarded, funds will be disbursed to you while in Shanghai (which requires that you open a Chinese bank account). Students who participated in the 2016 program received 5,000 RMB. Contact Marie Bushnell, ACM Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study Programs, for more information.

See Scholarships for Off-Campus Study for more information and resources about scholarships.


Additional Information

This webpage was updated on July 26, 2018.