Global Education

Planning Process

General Fees for Semester Study Abroad Programs

All students participating on an HPU semester study abroad or exchange program will be billed the regular HPU semester tuition and fees assessed for the term that the student is abroad. For some HPU semester study abroad programs, students are also billed for room and board fees; and in some cases they will pay their room and board fees to the host institution, a local landlord, and/or use the funds to pay for groceries/meals abroad. For specific program costs, visit the program’s website listed under the Study Abroad Programs menu. For an overview of semester programs, visit the the Semester Study Abroad Programs page.

Additionally, all students on HPU study abroad programs pay the HPU application fee of $500. This fee is not refundable once the student has been nominated to study abroad.

Payment of the HPU bill (tuition, fees, room, and board) must be made in full by the requested deadline. Failure to pay on time may result in the cancellation of a student’s registration at HPU.



Housing & Meal Plan Credits

Housing is provided for most HPU semester programs. For the majority of programs, the cost for housing is not able to be billed to HPU. In these instances, students will receive a credit on their billing statement for the amount of HPU’s standard housing fee. Your student can use these funds to offset the cost of housing in their host country. Many times, these fees are paid to the host university or a local landlord, from housing procured by the host institution.

Similarly, for programs that do not offer a meal plan for study abroad students, or for programs that offer a partial meal plan, a credit for meals will be applied to the billing statement. This credit is based upon the cost of HPU’s standard meal plan and is prorated for meals not included.


Additional Expenses

Studying abroad will incur additional expenses outside of tuition, room, board, and fees. Round-trip airfare, ground transportation, travel documents (passport and visa, if needed), textbooks, insurance, etc., generally are not included and will need to be purchased for participation in the program.

While it can be difficult to estimate for how much money exactly your student should budget, the Office of Global Education has provided some examples of expenses for which your student should plan and, when possible, an estimation of how much those expenses may cost the average student. Review the Fees section on each program page for more specific information. Travel guides and online resources, such as ISEP’s Country Handbooks, can provide ideas to help you and your student plan.


Faculty-led Global Experience & Maymester Programs

Application Fee

Each program also has a $200 application fee that is nonrefundable for students selected for participation. This fee covers airport transfer and other administrative expenses that impact the students’ program. The $200 application fee is not a deposit and is charged in addition to the program fee and health & safety fee, due at the time of application.

Program Cost

HPU’s Global Experience & Maymester programs are billed at cost to the student. For most programs, this fee includes airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, entrance fees, tips and gratuities, and some meals. The program fee also includes the cost of the faculty members’ travel and per diem. Note that tuition for Maymester (May-contained) programs is billed separately.

Specific costs and inclusions can be found here.

The program fee is due in full by April 20 and is billed on the student’s account.


Students who have been accepted to Global Experience or Maymester programs sign a Participant Agreement that allows our office to proceed with planning the group travel. Payments are made on behalf of each student months before the program leaves the United States. For that reason, withdrawal at any point during the months leading up to departure will likely still result in fees billed to the student’s account. The Office of Global Education will work to obtain as large a refund for the student as possible, but our contractual obligations to providers determine this amount.


Financial Aid for HPU Semester & Exchange Programs

We strongly recommend all students planning to use financial aid to assist with the costs of a study abroad program meet with their Financial Planning Counselor. Additionally, we recommend you and your student read the Financial Aid Policy on Study Abroad before your student applies to any study abroad program. More information about using financial aid for study abroad programs can be found on the Financial Aid for Study Abroad page.

If your student is receiving federal financial aid, the funds will be applied to tuition, as usual. The award will be issued at the start of the HPU semester. For programs that start before the regular semester (e.g., Australia, countries in South America) you will most likely have to shoulder travel and other initial expenses.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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