International Studies Abroad

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Fees

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The University of San Diego has an established set of fees that all students are required to pay. Students will be given access to an online account where all fees will be posted and where all payments will be made. Payments must be made by the end of the first week of classes each semester.

Exchange Student Fees

Students who study at USD as part of our established Exchange Program, will pay tuition to their home university and will pay all other fees directly to the University of San Diego. To view a list of all fees, please see the Student Account web site (and subtract the "tuition" cost).

Free Mover Fees

Students who enroll at USD as Free Movers are required to pay all fees including USD tuition directly to the University of San Diego. To view a list of all fees, please see the Student Account web site.

Additional Fees (per semester) for International Students

In addition to the fees listed on the Student Account web site, international students should also be aware of the following additional fees required:

Item Expense
SEVIS fee for student visa

Approximately $180.00 USD

*please see the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement web site for updated costs

Health Insurance

Approximately $950.00 USD

*may be waived with proper documentation of coverage by home country

Transcript Processing Fee $5.00 USD

 

Information about Expenses

  • Recommended spending money in San Diego for personal expenses (books, supplies, transportation) for one semester is approximately $1,773.00 USD minimum.
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses include minimal expenses and do not include cost associated with travel to/from San Diego or within the United States during vacation periods.
  • Exchange Students are not required to live on campus or purchase a meal plan. Living cost off-campus will vary depending on student’s preferences.
  • Upon arrival at USD students will be expected to purchase their own textbooks. A bookstore is located on campus. Textbooks may be sold at the end of the semester at the USD bookstore but students should not expect to be reimbursed the same amount as originally paid.
  • Exchange Students will be enrolled in USD’s health insurance plan unless they waive this coverage by demonstrating enrollment in a comparable health insurance plan. 

Certification of Finances for International Students

All international students must demonstrate they have sufficient funds available for academic and living expenses equal to a minimum of $8,500.00 per semester.

All documents must be original (no copies), in English and current (cannot be more than 3 months old) at the time of application to be considered valid.

Descriptions of necessary supporting documents for different types of funding are listed below. Most exchange students are financed through Personal and/or Family/Third-Party Sponsor. 

Funds Source Required supporting document(s)

Personal Funds *

Original bank statement

Family / Third-Party Sponsor*

Original bank statement AND

Original letter of sponsorship (including duration of financial support, amount allowed to use, and relationship of the sponsor to you), stating you are allowed to use the funds for study in the Unites States. Sample of letter of sponsorship.

Home Government Funding

Original scholarship letter from sponsoring organization outlining dates, amount, and terms of sponsorship

U.S. Government Funding

Original scholarship letter from sponsoring organization outlining dates, amount, and terms of sponsorship

All other organizations' funding

Original scholarship letter from sponsoring organization outlining dates, amount, and terms of sponsorship