Program Costs & Cost Estimates
Understanding Cost Estimates for UAlbany Study Abroad
UAlbany provides an Estimate of Costs for
each of our study abroad options both on our website and in the acceptance
packet sent to each student upon admittance to a particular program option.
Students must contact the administering campus for an
estimate of costs for any non-UAlbany study abroad option.
Although all costs are subject to change, the estimate of
costs usually includes tuition and fees, housing expenses, meals, approximate
round trip airfare, books, insurance, pocket money; all reasonably predictable
anticipated expenses associated with the particular study abroad program option.
The Estimate of Costs includes amounts payable to UAlbany
and/or another SUNY campus. It may also include amounts that must be paid in
local currency overseas. Many items on the Estimate are approximate amounts, so
actual amounts paid may vary.
Amounts Payable to UAlbany:
All amounts payable to UAlbany will be billed to the student
by UAlbany's Office of Student Accounts.
Abroad Program Charges
In some cases, there will be Education
Abroad Program Charges which
include any applicable non-instructional expenses such as housing, meals,
excursions, etc. Please refer to the estimate of costs for a particular
study abroad option for details.
The Education Abroad Differential includes UAlbany's
administrative charge, overhead costs, and the student’s share of the
difference between the actual instructional costs of a particular overseas
option and regular SUNY tuition. A student’s instructional costs may be
more than just the tuition UAlbany pays to the host university overseas.
Therefore, the total of the education abroad differential and SUNY tuition may
be greater than the published tuition of the host university. The education
abroad differential is calculated separately for each study abroad option
and is subject to change each term. (The differential may also include
program expenses not collected in the Education Abroad Program Charges
HTH Health & Medivac Insurance*
SUNY policy mandates that all students studying abroad have health and
emergency assistance insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in and
billed for the SUNY HTH Health & Medivac Insurance. In some cases, the
host institution overseas requires students to purchase a particular
international insurance policy. If this is the case, the cost of the host
university insurance will be included in the Program Charge and the
Estimate of Costs from UAlbany will indicate a charge for SUNY Evacuation
& Medical Assistance only.
*For more information about SUNY’s overseas health insurance
and emergency assistance coverage provided by HTH Worldwide, please visit
& Safety Abroad section of our website.
Amounts Payable to UAlbany OR your Home SUNY Campus
UAlbany students and non-SUNY students will be billed for
all amounts listed on the Estimate of Costs by UAlbany's Office of Student
Accounts through the e-pay system EXCEPT
the amounts listed under 'Other Projected Expenses'. Students attending other
4-year SUNY schools will get two bills: one from their home SUNY campus for
tuition and the university fee and another from UAlbany for all other study
abroad charges listed above.
UAlbany or your home SUNY campus will bill you for SUNY tuition based on
your permanent residence (NY state or out-of-state) and current student
status (undergraduate or graduate). UAlbany and non-SUNY students will be
registered for study abroad at UAlbany and will be billed for SUNY tuition
by UAlbany's Student Accounts Office through e-pay,
along with all other study abroad charges. Students attending other 4-year
SUNY schools will register for study abroad and pay tuition at their home
At the time of your initial registration for study abroad, you will be
registered for 15 credits each semester or for the usual number of credits
awarded in a particular program. Upon successful completion of the term
abroad, this number is adjusted to reflect the actual number of SUNY
credits earned. Tuition is billed according to the original registration.
It is subject to upward revision for students who
complete more credits than they have paid for, but will not be reduced if
fewer than 12 credits (or the minimum required for a particular program)
are ultimately earned.
If you have already completed an undergraduate degree, are not enrolled in
a degree program, and are participating in a study abroad option through
UAlbany, you will be billed by the credit-hour at the undergraduate or
graduate rate. If you take any courses for graduate
credit, all your credits will be billed at the graduate
All Students: SUNY tuition rates are set by the State of New
York and may be increased at any time. Your tuition rate depends upon your
legal place of residence and the number of credits for which you are
The University Fee, which provides supplemental support for the academic
mission of the University, is a mandatory fee for all students. All other
on-campus fees are waived for UAlbany students participating in SUNY
study abroad options, but some other SUNY campuses may not waive all fees
for students studying abroad. Other SUNY students should check with their
home campus for details.
Other Projected Expenses
The types and amounts of items listed under the 'Other
Projected Expenses' section of the cost estimate vary based on the particular
study abroad option selected. For example, this section may contain the
approximate cost of obtaining a passport and visa, round trip airfare, and an
estimate of possible miscellaneous personal expenses. UAlbany does not bill you
for these items; instead these estimated amounts may be paid directly to
vendors, the overseas institution, or at the overseas site. Some amounts may
need to be paid prior to your departure (such as plane tickets) and others may
need to be paid in local currency overseas (to pay for meals, for example). In
essence, these figures represent reasonable expectations of what you may need to spend above
and beyond the amounts that you will be billed by UAlbany and/or your home SUNY
The amounts listed under 'Other Projected Expenses'
are estimates and may increase or decrease due to exchange
rate fluctuations and personal spending habits.
Last modified 1/22/16