Billing Process

Application Fee

An application fee will be charged for each application you open on the LAC application portal. The fee will be charged to your UofM student account 1–2 weeks after you open an application and is due 30 days from the date it is posted to your student account.


Your $400 deposit will be billed to your University of Minnesota student account after you submit the Confirmation and Payment Agreement to confirm your place on the program. The deposit amount is applied toward your overall program fee. 

You will receive a billing notification email from One Stop when the deposit has been posted. Deposits are typically posted approximately:

It can take 1–4 weeks from the time you submit Confirmation and Payment Agreement for the deposit to be posted to your account, and it is due 30 days from the date it is posted to your student account. The Learning Abroad Center cannot remove any fees for late payment. Your deposit will be due prior to the release of financial aid for the term you will be abroad.

Do not pay any deposits directly to your affiliate program provider (see below).

Program Fee

The remainder of your program fee (less the deposit) will be billed to your University student billing account and is payable via the same method and due dates as regular University of Minnesota tuition. Visit One Stop for information on payment methods and due dates.

Additional Information for Specific Program Types and Terms

Affiliate Programs

Students participating in an affiliate program will be billed an application fee, deposit, and program fee through their University of Minnesota account. Do not pay program fees or deposits directly to the affiliate.

The Learning Abroad Center will collect the deposit, which will be billed to your University of Minnesota student billing account. If your affiliated program has an additional deposit, it will be factored into the program fee (see below) and will be collected later. If you cancel after confirming your place, you will be responsible for both the LAC deposit and affiliate’s deposit, in addition to other nonrecoverable costs per the LAC’s cancellation policy.


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

Students participating in affiliated programs are charged a program fee that is inclusive of:

The APAAC covers:

Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee. See Affiliate Program Costs to calculate the program fee for your affiliated program.

Programs Offered by Other UofM Campuses

See Information for UofM Students Studying Abroad through another UofM Campus.

Nonaffiliated Programs

For nonaffiliated programs the application fee, nonaffiliated program fee, and the cost of CISI insurance will be billed to your UofM student account. You will pay the program fee and any additional costs directly to the program provider or host university according to their policies, processes, and timelines. In many cases, these fees may not be deferred until the release of your financial aid. Inquire with your nonaffiliated program provider if they have a deferred billing option.

Academic Year/Calendar Year Programs

If you are attending an academic or calendar year program, the amount billed to your student account is for the current semester portion of your bill only. The first payment due is often slightly more than half of the total year program fee.

Embedded Programs

Embedded programs have coursework on campus before and/or after the period you spend abroad. Application deadlines for embedded programs are typically after billing has already occurred for the term, so program your deposit and program fee will be billed to your student account shortly after you have confirmed your place on the program.

Program fees for embedded programs assume that participants are full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate UofM students. If you are an undergraduate student taking less than 13 credits, a graduate student, or a non-University of Minnesota student, you will be charged additional tuition as well as the program fee.

Note that study abroad scholarships for embedded programs may not post until after you program fee has been charged and is due.

Costs Not Billed to Your UofM Student Account

The Cost of Participation for your program notes which costs are included in your program fee and additional estimated costs that you will pay directly. Learn more about understanding the Cost of Participation document by viewing this short video. Both types of costs are factored into financial aid calculations.

Cancellation Policy

Before you apply to or confirm your participation on a program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.

Non-University of Minnesota Students

Your home institution may pay your application fee, confirmation deposit, and/or program fee on your behalf. Any costs not paid by your home will be billed to your University of Minnesota student account. If your home institution pays any or all of your fees, you remain liable for any non-refundable costs and any cancellation fees. See General Billing Information for non-UofM students for more information.


Parents can learn more about how to pay your student’s account and other cost and billing information.