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Parents & Families

Parents & Families

We understand that this is an exciting time for all, but that preparing for this new adventure may at times be stressful. We have created this page for friends and family of prospective/current study abroad program participants with the hope of guiding you through this process.

General Information

 

Cost Information

All specific cost information for each program can be found by viewing the specific program's online brochure.  Included in this brochure is a detailed budget sheet itemizing program costs and specifying payment and billing information. Below are the steps to take in order to view a program's brochure and budget sheet:

  1. Clink on "Program Seach" in the navigation bar on the left side of this screen.
  2. Search for program of interest using parameters such as city, country or term (these parameters are provided as drop-down menus on the seach page) and select specific program once search results have been generated.
  3. Once on the program brochure, click on the "Budget Sheet"

Payment Information & Deadlines

  • Billing
    All tuition is billed by and paid direclty to the University of San Diego.  Depending on the specific program, program fees will be billed either directly by the University of San Diego or by the affiliate institution.  All charges billed by the University of San Diego will be posted to the students' account.  For payment Information, please visit USD's Student Accounts site.
  • Payment Deadlines
    All charges billed through the University of San Diego are due in full 10 days prior to the program start date.  For payment information, please visit USD's Student Accounts site. If a program fee is charged direcly through the affiliate institution, the payment due date will be indicated on the bill.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Refunds
    If a student receives financial aid or scholarships that are above and beyond the cost of tuition ($17,000) and the additional program fees associated with their particular study abroad program it is necessary that a student completes the "E-Refund" process by logging into the "MySanDiego" portal.   Please note that the student has this login information and will need to complete this process (if applicable) or share the login information with you.  Please click here for step-by-step instructions.

Refund Policy for International Studies Abroad Programs

All students enrolled in a USD International Studies Abroad Program are subject to the following USD Refund Policy. Application fees and deposits for all programs are non-refundable unless otherwise noted. All cancellations MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING to the USD International Studies Abroad Office in order for refunds to be issued on remaining refundable fees. Complete payment for all international programs is due to USD 10 days prior to program start date.

SUMMER/INTERSESSION PROGRAMS:

Tuition refunds will be processed on a pro-rated basis according to the following schedule:

 

Refund if cancellation is received on or before:

1 day Prior to Program Start Date

1 day After Program Start Date

3 days After Program Start

Date

6 days

After Program Start Date

9 days After Program Start Date

Tuition

100%

90%

75%

60%

50%

 

Program Fee/Housing refunds will be processed on a pro-rated basis according to the following schedule:

 

Refund if cancellation is received on or before:

2 weeks after application deadline

4 weeks after application deadline

6 weeks after application deadline

 

8 weeks after application deadline

Program Fee/Housing

100%

75%

50%

0%

 

No refunds will be issued 10 days after arrival, regardless of policy.

 

Upon written request, refunds will be issued according to the above schedule by the USD Office of Student Financial Services. No refunds will be issued on-site at the program location.

 

Note: Refund requests due to student financial hardship or medical/family emergency will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will require additional documentation. This decision is made by the Director of International Studies Abroad.

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

Tuition refunds will be processed on a pro-rated basis according to the following schedule (determined by USD Office of Student Financial Services  see USD Academic Calendar):

 

Fall 2010

Sept. 14

Sept. 21

Sept. 28

Oct. 5

Oct. 19

Oct. 26

Spring 2011

Feb. 4

Feb. 11

Feb. 18

Feb. 25

Mar. 11

Mar. 25

Tuition

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

 Program Fee/Housing refunds in the following programs, will be processed on a pro-rated basis according to the refund policies of the local, on-site provider.

Australia programs

IES

New Zealand programs

CEA programs

Ireland programs

SEA Semester

Cuba programs

ISA programs

Semester at Sea

England programs

Hungary programs

School for Field Studies

Exchange programs (except AUI)

Japan programs

Scotland programs

Program Fee/Housing refunds for the following programs, will be processed on a pro-rated basis according to the USD International Studies Abroad refund policy.

Al Akhawayn University

Florence University of the Arts

Institute for American Universities (Aix-en-Provence, Avignon)

Madrid

Toledo


The USD International Studies Abroad program fee/housing refund policy is as follows:

Refund if cancellation is received on or before:

2 weeks after application deadline

4 weeks after application deadline

6 weeks after application deadline