Santa Clara University

International Programs Office

"Housing & Program Fees" Policy

Housing Fees

All University fees including the standard study abroad fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices are based on the basic standard double occupancy room on the Santa Clara campus. In keeping with Santa Clara’s academic immersion goals, the pricing structure also encourages maximum interaction with local residents. Study abroad students are billed via ecampus the normal Santa Clara tuition for the quarter plus a "Housing & Program Fees." The Trustee’s pricing policy requires that only minimum housing and required meal plans (when available) are included in the SCU price. Any alternative housing or meal plan, as well as any optional non-curricular travel, is not included in the SCU price and is the responsibility of the student to pay directly to the program provider. Please review this page to avoid any confusion between the cost of the program as advertised by the providers and the actual fees billed to your ecampus account as set by the SCU Board of Trustees. For information on housing options, contact the provider.

Program Fees

Program fees include a combination of the program fees charged by program providers as well as costs associated with study abroad services at Santa Clara. Given the disparity of services and fees associated with those services and to enable students to apply 100% of their financial aid, Santa Clara has essentially averaged out these fees into three tiers of "Housing & Program Fees" for which students are charged via ecampus.

Santa Clara services include:

  • Administrative fees
  • Trackable mailing
  • Site assessment visits
  • Risk management evaluations
  • Academic assessment / accreditation
  • On-site student support activities
  • International consortium fees
  • Abroad transcript analysis services
  • Mandatory pre-departure orientations
  • Study abroad advising
  • Study abroad workshops
  • Peer Advising services
  • Ecampus maintenance
  • Enrollment management services

Program Provider's services may include:

  • In-country orientation fees
  • Transportation fees
  • Student services
  • Supplemental health insurance
  • Airport shuttle
  • On-site student support services

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