Billing

Take note of how you will get billed once you’ve been accepted into a program.


Official Program Budget

(sometimes referred to as a Financial Aid Budget)

After acceptance into a program but before required commitment, we will upload your official budget into My Study Abroad. This document is very similar to the unofficial budget that was viewed on the Program Costs page, except this budget has the official program costs. These are the amounts that will be billed to your student account and will also be used by the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) in creating your study abroad financial aid packages. Review budgets carefully before committing to the program. Once you commit, you may be liable for the program costs. See the withdrawal policy for more information.


Confirmation of Participation

After acceptance into a program, your Education Abroad Coordinator will upload a confirmation of participation (CoP) into your My Study Abroad account. The top section of the document will be identical to the official budget but the bottom has a contract agreement section, a signature section, and a policy section. You must print, sign, scan and upload the completed CoP into you’re My Study Abroad account. Students cannot participate in the program if this step is not completed. If you fail to submit the CoP by the program commitment deadline, you will be withdrawn from the program.


Billing

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) billable fees will be billed to your student accounts shortly before the start of each term. Second eight week classes will not have additional Illinois tuition, only IAGE billable fees and the International Health and Safety Fee. Study Abroad fees are payment plan eligible. Learn more about Payment Due Dates or contact USFSCO.

We will pay vendors and universities for any items listed in the IAGE billable section of the official program budget (see example on the Program Costs page). If you receive an invoice from the host institution, please check with us before paying.


Additional Fees & Delayed Billing

Some programs may charge you extra for different housing types and courses that require studio materials or have a lab component. Initially, your student account will be billed for the base amount listed on the official program budget. If you choose a more expensive housing type or enroll in a course with an additional fee, you will most likely be billed for that amount later in the term. We will wait to charge you these additional fees until after we receive the invoice from the host institution.

For example, a student’s account could be billed for housing in the initial billing at the beginning of the term. A month into the term, after we receive the invoice showing that the student chose single occupancy housing, we would then bill the student for the additional sum.


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