All study abroad students must pay a Study Abroad Administrative Fee. The fee is $300 dollars per semester and $20 dollars per week for short-term programs. In addition, all students are required to have comprehensive international health insurance while studying abroad. If health insurance is not included in the student’s program, CIE will enroll them into UMW’s Study Abroad Plan with HTH Worldwide. For the 2013/2014 academic year, the cost for comprehensive health insurance is $50 dollars per month for semester and year-long programs. For short term programs (three weeks or less), the cost for comprehensive health insurance is $15 per week. Both the Study Abroad fee and Health Insurance fee will be billed to the student’s UMW account.
Study Abroad Program Payments
All students on UMW Partner Programs will submit payments directly to the foreign university, with the exception of the mandatory study abroad fee and health insurance fee. Students participating on UMW Exchange Programs (Hong Kong, Germany, France, and Italy) will pay UMW tuition and fees to UMW. For the Hong Kong program, students will also pay board to UMW.
All students on non-UMW programs (semester or short-term) will submit payments directly to the education abroad provider, be it a company or another university. The mandatory fees still apply and will be billed to their UMW account.
Students who participate in the Virginia Prepaid Education Program (VPEP) must notify CIE prior to applying to a study abroad program. In order to ensure VPEP funds can be applied toward a study abroad program, UMW must be the school of billing. CIE must have advanced notice in order to request an invoice on the student’s behalf from their study abroad program. VPEP payments cover the amount equal to UMW’s tuition. Students are responsible for paying the difference between total program cost and the amount VPEP covers, plus the mandatory study abroad fee and international health insurance.
Program Payments – UMW Faculty-Led Programs
All students participating in UMW Faculty-led Programs will submit payments directly to UMW’s Cashier’s Office. For some faculty-led programs, students must pay the program cost and UMW tuition (in-state or out-of-state). For UMW students, the tuition portion of the program cost will be billed to your student account. For non-UMW students, full payment for the cost of tuition is due upon registration.
Program payments are separate from tuition and deadlines vary by program. Faculty Directors will keep you informed of your payment schedule. A non-refundable deposit must be made to secure a spot in your desired program. Program payments can be made in person to the Cashier’s Office, located on the second floor of Lee Hall, or they may be mailed to:
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Checks should be made payable to “University of Mary Washington” and must include the student’s name and program name in the memo line. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact us.
Financial Aid for Study Abroad
Financial aid is highly individual and eligibility varies widely. The following financial aid programs are available for study abroad: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Parent Loans (PLUS), and alternative loans. To apply for financial aid for study abroad, click here.
Study Abroad Scholarships
CIE offers several scholarship opportunities to support study abroad. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.