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Programs : Budget Sheet
The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in the Bahamas: Marine Biology.

Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in the Bahamas: Marine Biology

Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition *   $1,488.00 $1,916.00
Program Fees *   $916.00 $916.00
Non-Refundable Program Fee *   $500.00 $500.00
Airfare- Billable by UVa *   $196.00 $196.00
Billable subtotal:  $3,100.00 $3,528.00
Airfare   $625.00 $625.00
Meals   $100.00 $100.00
Personal expenses   $100.00 $100.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $825.00 $825.00
Total: $3,925.00 $4,353.00

Costs below are from Summer 2019.  

Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for billable study abroad tuition and program fees once they have committed to attending a program. Please refer to the Withdrawal and Refund policy before committing to your program. Once you have committed, you will be subject to the policies found at . In some cases, there will be no refund available.

For Summer programs, the following schedule applies:

Billable Fees* include:

  • Tuition for courses described in brochure
  • Room and board at the Gerace Research Center
  • Roundtrip airfare between Nassau and San Salvador, Bahamas (Students are responsible for arranging their flight to and from Nassau to coincide with the group flight)
  • Ground transportation for program related field trips.
  • Course materials
  • Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy.

Note regarding program provided meals: 
Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary restrictions during group meals; however, all countries have distinct cuisines along with food preparation techniques, and it is not always possible to address specific food concerns and to meet dietary needs.   Program participants are responsible for ensuring their dietary needs can be met for their chosen program itinerary.

Non-billable, Estimated Expenses:
Non-billable items posted above and described below are estimates of expenses you should expect to incur to participate in this program. These expenses will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices.  Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures. The cost of airfare will be affected by availability and routing. 

  • Round-Trip airfare to program destination (estimate based on fares provided online in November, 2018, with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) (Students are responsible for arranging their flight to and from Nassau to coincide with the group flight from Nassau to San Salvador)
  • Airport transfers (transportation between your home and/or hotel and airports)
  • Meals (non-billable is estimate of meals during Charlottesville pre-program travel dates and Nassau)
  • Phone Service
  • Course materials
  • Laundry

Other Expenses to consider: 

There are possible costs that have not been included in this budget because they may not be applicable to all students, and will differ by individual if applicable.  These may include but are not limited to:

  • Personal travel beyond the scope of the program
  • Cost of housing in Charlottesville during pre-program travel class dates
  • Immunizations for the area of travel
  • Health and Emergency insurance coverage beyond program dates
  • Visa fees (non-U.S. citizens) Visa fees and regulations are subject to change
  • Passport fees (passports are required for all non-Bahamian travelers)

Trip Insurance:  The ISO recommends that travelers consider trip insurance that can be tapped in the event travel to or from the education abroad destination is interrupted or in the event itinerary changes become necessary.

 *The University of Virginia reserves the right to adjust all program charges, without prior notification, for increases associated with but not limited to, the cost of instruction, foreign exchange rates, and Board of Visitors changes to tuition and fees.

In addition, the University of Virginia reserves the right to alter or cancel this education abroad program in the event of an emergency, changes in operating conditions, or under-enrollment.

* Billable item