Academic Year, Fall, and Spring Study Abroad Costs
Academic Year/Fall/Spring Overview
The following costs are for the 2019-20 Academic Year and can be used as estimates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year and Semester-only programs:
Tuition: International Programs tuition is the same as it is on the Malibu campus: one flat fee per semester for 12-18 units: $27,820 per semester.
Room and Board: Room and board is the same across all programs and is the same cost as an extra meal plan on the Malibu campus - $8,450 per semester.
International Programs Fee: $3645. Includes the roundtrip group flight from LAX, local orientation costs, special excursions, and the educational field trips with the group. If students attend both semesters, the second semester is discounted by $1,220 (DC program discounted by $500), because only one round trip airfare is purchased throughout the year. If students choose to be exempt from the group flight, the semester IP Fee will be less the cost of the round-trip flight. Please note that some program locations require additional charges (visas, local health fees, etc). Please see below for further information.
Detailed high level Academic Year 2019-20 cost sheet for fall and spring programs here.
We recommend students use the Estimator on the Financial Assistance website.
Local Country and Visa Fees for Academic Year/Fall/Spring Programs
The following costs are for the 2019-20 Academic Year and can be used as estimates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year and Semester-only programs. The following fees are decided mostly by the local government and may change at any time.Visa fees listed are relevant for U.S. passport holders only. Students who need to obtain visas may be required to pay for document processing and/or shipping fees which are not included in the below estimates. These are estimates as of May, 2019.
All fees converted to USD and charged to student accounts unless notated.
In Buenos Aires, Heidelberg, Florence, and Lausanne, some fees will be paid to local country officials on your behalf.
*Florence: Per the Consulate General of Italy's policy, this fee fluctuates every 3 months. Current fee listed is as of June, 2019. This fee is not put on a student's account.
**London: Only required for academic year students. Includes a health surcharge fee. This fee is not put on a student's account.
***Shanghai: Students may need to pay an additional RMB 1,000 per entry directly to local country officials if they wish to leave China during the program. Residence Permit and Health Check Fees will be sent to students through digital disbursements for students to pay local country officials directly. Visa fee is not put on a student's account.
Summer Study Abroad Costs
Tuition: Summer 2020 is the same as it is on the Malibu campus: $1,745 per unit.
Room and Board: Covers room and most meals: $571 per week.
Roundtrip airfare for summer programs is paid for by Pepperdine University if a student flies on the group flight out of LAX. If a student withdraws from the program after the flight has been purchased, the student will be responsible for that cost. Similarly, if a student that chose to be on the group flight does not use their outbound ticket, the student will be charged for the roundtrip flight. Please note that some program locations require additional charges (visas, local health fees, etc.). These charges are listed below.
Additional Estimated Costs
Books and supplies: $200-$400
Personal expenses: $200-$500
Loan Fees: $250
We recommend students use the Estimator on the Financial Assistance website.
Local Country and Visa Fees for Summer Programs
The following fees are decided mostly by the local government and may change at any time. Refer to this website for updated information. Fees are charged to student accounts except for fees with an asterisk. Visa fees listed are relevant for U.S. passport holders only. Students who need to obtain visas may be required to pay for document processing and/or shipping fees which are not included in the below estimates. These are estimates as of May, 2019.
Shanghai Program Notes:
- Summer 2020 Shanghai students may need to pay an additional RMB 1,000 per entry directly to local country officials if they wish to leave China during the program.
- Residence Permit and Health Check Fees will be sent to students through a digital disbursement for students to pay local country officials directly.
Grants & Scholarships
Grants and scholarships only apply to tuition, unless otherwise stated by your financial aid advisor. Financial aid normally disburses the first day of your classes abroad if all necessary steps have been taken and all necessary documents have been submitted. For scholarship information click here. For the most accurate financial aid information, go to the Financial Aid website and also talk to your financial aid advisor. For summer program applicants, 6 units are required to use federal aid and there is a summer estimator available on their site to help you calculate your financial aid.
How much personal spending money you will need depends entirely on personal spending preferences and local costs. Some of the factors to take into consideration are how much you think you'll be traveling, how much you normally spend while traveling for meals, lodging, etc., and how many souvenirs you think you want to buy. Former students say on average they spend anywhere between $1,500 - $3,000 per semester.
When you enroll in P.E. course abroad, there will be an extra fee for that class. Fees range between approximately $200-$500, depending on the course.
Major American credit cards are widely accepted (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express in order of preference). However, note that most places charge an additional fee for the use of a credit card. Purchases made with credit cards are billed in the local currency and the credit card company converts the amount to dollars. Since most credit card companies are major financial institutions, they receive the bank conversion rate, which is far better than may be obtained by converting travelers' checks or cash. Many money exchanges in Europe allow the use of a Visa or MasterCard to obtain cash for an often steep fee. Although American Express is not as widely accepted for purchases as Visa and MasterCard, an American Express card offers unique advantages. With offices located in all major cities, American Express will quickly replace lost or stolen cards. American Express will also cash personal checks for American Express cardholders, provided the arrangement has been made prior to departure from the United States.
Obtaining cash from automated teller machines with ATM cards is probably the most convenient option for obtaining cash in major cities. Cards marked "Plus," "Cirrus," and a red star symbol are widely accepted, although not all ATMs accept all cards. European ATMs only accept four-digit pin numbers, so before departure, be sure to check with your bank to determine whether or not your current ATM card has an international PIN. Also, be aware that banks charge fees for ATM transactions, and sometimes fees are charged both by the bank that provides the ATM card and the bank that operates the automated teller in Europe.
Student are credited money for meals for our campus based programs (with the exception of Florence, as they have a chef in the Florence Villa) a specific debit account of their choosing; we utilize Chase bank to achieve these transactions. This will be explained to students in-depth if they are accepted into a program; all students will need is the routing number and bank account number of their personal checking/debit account.
- Students must have a U.S. based debit bank account in order to receive their meal money
- Students must have access to online banking
- Student must have a debit/ATM card