Chapman students pay Chapman tuition, room, and (sometimes) board through the Chapman Business Office for any semester or academic year abroad program. The most updated costs are available at the Business Office. Additionally a $500 Study Abroad Fee applies. The room fees are based on a double room fee at Chapman. Students are only billed for a meal plan if a meal plan is offered with the program. The benefit is that by remaining enrolled at Chapman while abroad, you can continue to utilize Chapman institutional aid for All Aid programs as well as Federal and State financial aid for all programs (see next section). Students will also receive Chapman credit and grades for the semester(s) they are abroad.
In addition to tuition, housing and meals (where applicable), Chapman fees include many services provided by the host program or institution, such as comprehensive health insurance, an in-country orientation, cultural activities, field trips, etc. Each program varies somewhat and students should refer to their specific program materials and websites for information on what their program covers.
Since you will be billed by the Chapman Business Office for your semester abroad for everything included, just as if you’re taking classes in Orange, you should NOT pay program fees directly to your study program (e.g. AIFS, Arcadia, Semester at Sea, Temple). Any fees for tuition, room, or housing in an individual program provider catalog or websites are not relevant to Chapman students.
Special Note for Housing and Meals Billing:
- Housing fees for study abroad students are based on the double room dormitory rate at Chapman for that semester. Therefore, for those programs that have a range of choices in housing, students opting for more expensive accommodation (i.e. a single room-as requested, outer cabin with porthole, etc.) will be expected to cover the difference between the standard and higher cost option.
- If you are charged for a meal plan and do not receive one as part of your program abroad, we will reverse the Chapman meal plan fee on your account if you convey this information in writing (e-mail) to the Center for Global Education.
- Conversely, if you are not billed a meal plan by Chapman and you select to add on optional or supplemental meal plan provided by the program, you will need to pay these fees directly to the program provider.
Chapman students will be held to their program provider or host institution's refund policies in the event that they select to withdraw or are withdrawn by staff due to eligibility reasons after they have been accepted. View the refund policies on our website by program.