Program Expenses include: ISA tuition, insurance, cultural excursions & activities, guides & entrance fees, ISA resident staff, computer lab & internet access, and administrative expenses & fees. This fee does not include housing or meals.
Billable budget items are program costs that the CIE Study Abroad Office posts to your UWM PAWS account.
Non-billable budget items differ by program and participant and are in addition to UWM billable budget items. Each is based on the location, program duration and the spending habits of program participants. Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary. This fee is paid to ISA directly.
Billable + Non-billable budget items = Total Estimated Cost or Cost of Attendance (COA) for participating in this program. UWM's Financial Aid Office uses this total cost to determine financial aid awards. If you will be using financial aid to cover some or all of your program costs, contact Gayla Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the UWM Financial Aid Office to evaluate your financial need before you submit your complete program application.
Your program application will be reviewed after the application deadline. If you are accepted to the program, in order to be considered a participant, you will then need to click on the commit button to confirm your participation. Confirmation is your legal contract to the CIE Study Abroad Office and UWM to study abroad and pay the remaining cost of the program in its entirety. Do not confirm your participation in a program before determining that you can afford it. After confirmation you are legally liable to pay the program charges even if you can no longer participate. Withdrawal policies are listed on the "Cost" page of the study abroad website.
In accordance with Wisconsin state law, non-Wisconsin residents and graduate students are required to pay an added differential fee for study abroad. Differential fees are listed on the "Cost" page of the study abroad website.
The budget costs listed on this page are estimates and subject to change until the program costs are posted to your PAWS account.
* Billable item (this is the cost posted to your UWM PAWS account).