Fees and What's Included
Policies regarding financial aid and additional study abroad fees vary by campus, so we recommend that you get in touch with your study abroad advisor or financial aid office to determine what your school's financial aid policies are for study abroad.
BCA offers a wide variety of services and activities as part of our comprehensive fee, including housing and meals.
- Educational Excursions
- On-site resident director assistance
- Volunteer and internship opportunities
- On-site group activities
- Seminars and guest lectures
- University services
- BCA courses taught by host institution’s professors and/or resident directors
- Personal advising
- Cultural and university orientation
- Intensive language training (where applicable)
- Academic transcript
Comprehensive Fees 2013-2014
The comprehensive fees for the academic year are listed below. Please keep in mind that if your home institution pays BCA directly, the program fees do not apply, and you will simply follow your school's tuition and fee policies.
Fall and Spring Terms
Tuition & Fees
Room & Board
Other costs not covered by the BCA fee for which you should budget include:
- Domestic and international airfare to the program - approximately $950 from the East Coast
- Visa and residence card fees - $100 for US citizens, varies for non-US citizens
- US Passport - $110
- Estimated personal expenses - $400 per month
Upon acceptance into a BCA program, you will be billed a $250 confirmation fee through the online system for accepted students. This fee is nonrefundable and reserves your place in the program. The fee must be paid in order to access all information and resources for accepted students.
BCA offers a number of scholarships for students with financial need. See if you are eligible!
Financing Study Abroad
Generally, the federal grants and loans that you receive to study at your home campus can be applied to study abroad with BCA. Many U.S. colleges and universities will also allow you to use school-awarded scholarships in addition to federal grants. In those cases, it may mean that the cost to study abroad is about the same cost that you pay your home college or university in tuition, room and board.
BCA works closely with more than 100 colleges and universities, and we are happy to help if you or your college financial aid officer need assistance. Please feel free to address financial questions to BCA’s chief financial officer at hbrubaker@BCAabroad.org.
Fees billed to students directly are due prior to departure. If you must defer payment until financial aid disbursement, please contact BCA’s chief financial officer, Henry Brubaker, at hbrubaker@BCAabroad.org or 717-361-6600. You can pay by personal check, money order or cashier’s check. Please send all payments to:
50 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
BCA charges an administrative fee of $20 for any returned check. We will not release your academic transcripts until all fees (including any additional charges for damages or obligations to the overseas university) are paid in full.