Each year, Clemson faculty members lead and direct study abroad programs at locations around the world. For the majority of these programs, you travel with CU faculty and take CU courses. You are registered for CU courses and receive a grade for these courses just as you would if you were on campus..
Costs include Clemson tuition and fees, the study abroad fee, and other additional program fees/costs (for items such as accommodations, field trips, group transportation) which vary by program. You pay a deposit for the program at the time you submit your application. The deposit is $250 for summer and fall break/spring break programs and $750 for semester programs. This deposit is credited toward the program fees. The Office of Global Engagement reserves the right to cancel any program, revise its offerings, or to make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.
Payments for tuition and fees, including any remaining balance for a program fee, are made through the student’s iROAR bill. The iROAR bill is payable on the regular Clemson schedule; for example, the bill for a summer faculty-directed program will appear at the same time as other Clemson University summer bills. Program deposits are made via credit card, debit card or e-check through the online application system. The deposit(s) is(are) a component of a student’s application and the application is not complete until the initial deposit is paid. We do not accept paper checks for payments. If a student withdrawals from a program less than 90 days before the start of the program (see also note ** below), the student will still be responsible for paying a portion of the program fee as indicated in the schedule below.
Cancelling participation in a faculty-directed program will incur costs to the student based on the schedule below. Refunds of in-state tuition and associated fees are governed by Clemson University's refund policies, not by our office. We do not make refunds of the initial deposit unless the student is not accepted into the program or the program is canceled. Clemson makes a serious commitment to provide study abroad opportunities for our students. By paying a deposit, students show commitment to participate in the program. In order for a program to operate, the program must meet a threshold number of participants who pay the deposit, and the program makes arrangements and reservations on behalf of these participants. For these reasons, students who pay the deposit must be fully committed to participating. The deposit is credited toward the program fee. If a student cancels their participation less than 90 days before the program start date, the student is still responsible for payment of the program fee, as outlined in the schedule below:
|Withdrawal from Program (must be in writing)||Amount of program fee refund (minus deposit)|
|90 days or more prior to program start||100%*|
|60 – 89 days prior to program start||50%*|
|30 – 59 days prior to program start||25%*|
|29 days or less prior to program start||0%*|
* If necessary, the percentage of program fee payable will be increased by any unrecoverable costs that exceed the percentage above. Unrecoverable costs may include expenses for both individual and group services. Individual expenses are items such as meals and room charges. Group expenses are items such as bus rental, guide services, and on-site lectures. For example, even if you withdraw 95 days prior to a program start date, and funds have already been committed and are unrecoverable, those unrecoverable amounts will have to be paid.
Departments within the University have the option to transfer delinquent, uncollectible accounts to Student Financial Services to be placed on your iROAR account. If an amount due to our office remains outstanding, Clemson Abroad may utilize this method for collection and this can result in holds for registration, transfer credit, graduation, etc. Payment collection may also be transferred to a collections agency. Once University accounts are transferred to Student Financial Services, payments must be made to their department.