WMU Study Abroad Fee Structure

(Effective November 1, 2020)

 

Definitions  

Enrollment Fee:  The part of the billable program fee that covers WMU SA operations and is billed to a student’s account near the start of the term in which the student is studying abroad.

HIGE Assistance: Generally refers to "operations" assistance including registration in the Broncos Abroad application system, application document preparation and processing, risk management, insurance enrollment, student advising, scholarship advising, international transcript evaluation, facilitation of fund transfers, pre-departure orientation, budget planning, and/or academic credit facilitation.

“Travel” study abroad refers to a study abroad course/program delivered by any method of academic instruction such as in-person, hybrid, or distance learning that involves travel to an international location.

“Virtual”study abroad refers to a study abroad course/program delivered by any method of academic instruction such as in-person, hybrid, or distance learning that does not involve travel to an international location.

 

Enrollment Fees

Travel Study Abroad Programs, Internships, and Special Travel Programs    

Number of WMU creditsFee amount
0 credits but involving HIGE assistance (risk management administration)$100
1-2 credits$100
3-9 credits$400
10+ credits$500

 

Virtual Study Abroad Programs, Internships, and Special Virtual Programs

Number of WMU creditsFee amount
0 credits, no HIGE assistance required$0
0 credits, HIGE assistance required$100
1-3 credits$200
4-6 credits$300
7+ credits*$400

 *WMU students may not earn more than 8 credits per semester in a virtual program at a non-exchange partner.

 

Commitment Fee 

Definition: The non-refundable portion of the total billable program cost. Not a separate or additional fee.

  • Note: Students who withdraw from a study abroad program after “committing” to the program in Broncos Abroad must pay the respective commitment fee and any non-recoverable expenses associated with their program.

Travel Study Abroad Programs, Internships, and Special Travel Programs

Number of WMU creditsFee amount
0-2 credits$100
3-9 credits$400
10+ credits$500

 

Virtual Study Abroad Programs, Internships, and Special Virtual Programs

Number of WMU creditsFee amount
0 credits, no HIGE assistance required$0
1-3 credits$200
4-6 credits$300
7+ credits*$400

*WMU students may not earn more than 8 credits per semester in a virtual program at a non-exchange partner.

 

United States Passport Fees  

Set by U.S. Department of State. See the Passport Fee Calculator to determine costs.

 

Miscellaneous Fees  

  • Passport photos for enrolled WMU students: $0
  • Passport photos for non-enrolled WMU students: $10
  • Photos for WMU “OPT” students: $0
  • WMU Study Abroad International Health Insurance: $12 per week, per student