CIEE Costa Rica

CIEE Costa Rica — Fees

Fees for CIEE Costa Rica

University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

How to Calculate the Total Program Fee

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To calculate your total program fee:

  1. Find your Affiliate program fee
    To locate CIEE's published program fees, visit their fees website.
    • Select your program (country, city, and track) from the drop-down field.
    • Find your term and click on the plus sign next to the program fee for a full cost breakdown.
    • Fee breakdowns are also available on individual program sites under Dates, Deadlines, and Fees.
  2. Add APAAC
    Refer to the Affiliate Program Fees. Follow instructions on that page to determine your APAAC.
  3. Add International Health Insurance
    Multiply the number of months you will be away by the current CISI international insurance rate.
  4. Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction
    Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.

What Is the APAAC?

Students participating on affiliated programs are charged a program fee that is inclusive of the affiliate's program fee, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic, and Administrative Costs (APAAC) and international health insurance.

The APAAC covers:

Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.

Billing & Payments

Do not pay any deposits directly to your program provider, CIEE. The Learning Abroad Center will collect the deposit, which will be billed to your University of Minnesota student billing account.

Some programs may require direct payment for items such as housing, supplementary meal plans, tuition and course fees upon arrival. Contact your affiliate if you need these additional expenses deferred until the release of your financial aid.

Cancellation Policy

Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's cancellation policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling. You are responsible for the cancellation/refund policy of the host (affiliated) program if their cancellation policy exceeds that of the Learning Abroad Center.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. Note that May and summer term students must enroll in at least 6 credits to maintain minimal eligibility for financial aid.

University of Minnesota students are eligible for more than $800,000 in study abroad scholarships.

In addition to CIEE's scholarships, you may apply for the University of Minnesota CIEE Program Scholarship, a special scholarship fund designated specifically for University of Minnesota students participating on CIEE programs. Note that if you are a UofM Duluth, Morris, or Crookston student, you will only be considered for the UofM CIEE Scholarship (UMC, UMD, and UMM students are not eligible for the Learning Abroad Center Study Abroad Scholarship).

Attend the You CAN Afford to Study Abroad and scholarship info sessions (offered twice each semester). Check the Learning Abroad Center events page or Scholarships Process Page for upcoming session times and locations.