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Program Payments

The payment process  for your study abroad program varies depending upon the type of program you have selected. 

Payment Process for Augustana Faculty-Led Programs
For all Augustana faculty-led programs, a $500 deposit is due with the application.  The final balance due will be billed to your student account in November for J-term programs and in February for spring break programs. You will be responsible for all finance charges that accrue until the balance is paid in full.

Payment Process for UMAIE January Interim Courses
For all UMAIE Interim courses, a $500 deposit is due with the application.  A second $500 deposit is due on September 15.  The final balance is billed to your Augustana student portal, typically in mid-November.  The final balance is due upon receipt.  You will be responsible for all finance charges that accrue until the balance is paid in full.  In addition to the course costs, a mandatory fee for CISI insurance coverage is assessed to the student account.

Payment Process for All Other Programs and Interships
Augustana University has a direct billing arrangement with all approved program providers and universities.  The cost for your study abroad program will be billed to your Augustana account and will appear on your portal.  Payment is due upon receipt.  Failure to pay the bill upon receipt will result in the accrual of finance charges.  You do NOT pay the program provider or direct-enroll university for tuition charges.  Please contact the International Programs Office for specifics on your program.

Frequently Asked Questions
What do I have to do to obtain Business Office clearance?
The Business Office clears students on a case by case basis.  It is important that you visit the Business Office and communicate your planned form of payment for your study abroad experience with them.  If you are waiting for a loan disbursement to pay for your course, you need to visit with the Business Office and the Financial Aid Office.  They are more than happy to answer any specific questions you may have.

What methods of payment are accepted?
Payments may be made by cash, check or money order.  Debit cards and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) are also accepted.

Exception:  The $500 initial deposit for all UMAIE programs must be paid by check made payable to Seminars International.

Where do I make my payments?
All payments should be submitted to the Augustana Business Office located on the second floor of the Administration building. 

Does my bill have to be paid in full prior to departure?
Short-term programs (J-Term, Spring Break and Summer) need to be paid in full prior to departure UNLESS you have made prior arrangements with the Business Office.  Semester and year-abroad programs are billed to your student account when the bill is received by the Business Office.  This may not occur until after your departure.  The Business Office will contact you by e-mail and by post to inform you of the charges.

Note:  Students with federal, state or private loans must coordinate loan disbursements with the Financial Aid Office prior to departure.