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Program Budget Sheets

CET Siena

Budget Sheet for Fall 2022

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $40,315

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $42,196

The estimated total cost includes all aspects of the study abroad experience. Tuition, housing, meals, airfare, visa fees, books/supplies, local transportation, and personal expenses are included in this estimate. These fees may be paid to Vanderbilt or to third parties; see the estimates for each of these categories below.

This program is estimated to cost $1,881 less than a semester on campus at Vanderbilt.

Fees Paid to Vanderbilt University

Students pay Vanderbilt tuition for each term abroad (read more). Fees paid to Vanderbilt University will be typically be billed according to the Office of Student Account's regular schedule for the term. Any Vanderbilt financial aid you normally receive will be automatically applied to your account, as it is when you are on campus (except for work study, which cannot be used abroad).

Tuition $29,065
Program Fee $4,000
Administrative Fee $285
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $33,350

Estimated Out of Pocket Costs

These are the fees GEO estimates you will pay to parties other than Vanderbilt. These may be paid to the program partner, to airlines, foreign governments, retailers, and/or other parties.

Meals $2,800
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $210
Books/Supplies $125
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $2,080
Airfare $1,600
Total Paid Out of Pocket $6,965

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: CET tuition fees are covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers CET's charges for housing (no meals). The administrative fee covers Vanderbilt's mandatory international health insurance. Vanderbilt's Program Fee is subject to change and will always reflect the actual amount charged to us by our partners. This may result in additional credits or charges to your student account after the amount shown is billed. Please see the partner's currently published fees to check on the fees charged by the partner (start here).

Please note the following regarding the estimated out-of-pocket costs listed above:

  • Students attending this program in the fall will receive a $1000 scholarship from CET.
  • Costs shown above represent the apartment option. The homestay option includes a partial meal plan and carries an additional cost, which will be billed to you directly by CET. If you choose the homestay option, expect to pay up to $1400 for additional meals rather than the meals estimate shown in the table.
  • Your tuition payment to Vanderbilt covers the cost of independent study fees as well as the program's base tuition.
  • The visa estimate shown includes the cost for both the visa and the permit of stay, paid once you are on site.
  • Some students may be required to make a personal appearance at a consulate in order to secure their travel visa, and should budget both time and money for that in the months before they depart.
  • The estimate for Books and Supplies includes a sum for required COVID testing to return to the United States.
  • Visa costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • The estimate for personal expenses is based on the Vanderbilt campus Student Service Fees and Personal Costs estimates, with adjustments based on local cost of living, length of program, and exchange rates. This amount is expected to allow for entertainment and participation in cultural activities, but does not include extensive personal travel. Also included in GEO's personal expenses estimate is VU's standard estimate for maintaining health insurance in your home country in case of medical emergency.
  • Airfare costs are highly variable and influenced by a number of factors, so we recommend making your own estimates based on your personal travel plans.
  • There may be predeparture costs associated with health checks, vaccination, prescriptions, etc. These costs will vary individually.

In addition to the costs above, you should also maintain your health insurance coverage in your home country in case of medical emergency.