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Summer Program Finances

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Students are encouraged to research grant and scholarship opportunities as early as possible in the application process. Please visit OIP’s funding page for resources available through our office.

You may schedule an appointment with the OIP scholarships advisor for additional information on funding opportunities. If you are a Montserrat student, you are also encouraged to meet with the Montserrat Advisor early in the application process. 

Boston College students will be billed for summer programs via their Agora account in early May, and payment is due prior to departure. Any questions related to billing should be directed to Student Services. 

Four separate costs are billed to Boston College Agora:

  • Tuition (consistent with on-campus rate) *BC graduate students participating in summer courses for credit will be subject to the tuition rate of their own graduate school.
  • GeoBlue international health insurance ($50-$95 depending on duration of stay)
  • Program fee (varies depending on location, but fee always includes housing, activities, and some group meals)
  • Enrollment fee ($45)

Further details on costs are listed on individual program pages. For a general comparison of program costs, please visit the Estimated Student Costs document. 

External Applicants (non-BC students)

External applicants are required to submit a $1000 non-refundable deposit with the completed confirmation forms in order to secure their place in a summer program. This payment must be sent in the form of a certified check made out to “Boston College”. Students will receive a final invoice with the above costs in early April detailing the final program costs, less the deposit. Full program payment is due by April 20.

By turning in the Final Confirmation and Clearance forms online, a student commits to participate in a summer program abroad and is subject to a $300 non-refundable program deposit, to be charged to the student’s Agora account. The OIP will reserve a spot in the program and make any necessary payments on behalf of the student. Any withdrawal after the submission of Final Confirmation and Clearance Forms will result in a financial penalty of at least $300, according to the fee schedule outlined below.

To withdraw from a program after turning in confirmation forms, a student must complete a withdrawal form and return it to the Summer & Internships Advisor.

Summer Program & Summer Internship Withdrawal Form

Depending on the date of withdrawal, the following fees will apply, to be charged to the students’ Agora account in May.

Withdrawal Fee Timeline for Summer Programs

Feb. 27 $300 program deposit

March 25   

$300 program deposit + 15% of the program fee

April 10

$300 program deposit + 30% of the program fee

April 20

$300 program deposit +60% of the program fee

May 1

100% of the program fee

Withdrawal Fee Timeline for Summer Internships

Feb. 27  $500 program deposit

March 25 

$500 program deposit + 50% of the program fee

April 20

100% of the program fee