Payment and Refund Policy

Program Fee Payment Schedule

Year and semester programs departing July-September:

  Payment: When the Payment is Due:
  $200 application fee  When you submit your application
  $500 deposit  Upon AFS-USA completion of application review
  $1,500 installment  By April 1 or within 20 days of receipt of your invoice, whichever comes later.
  Remaining Balance  By May 1 or receipt of your invoice, whichever comes later.

Year and semester programs departing January - March:

  Payment: When the Payment is Due:
  $200 application fee  When you submit your application
  $500 deposit  Upon AFS-USA completion of application review
  $1,500 installment  By November 1 or within 20 days of receipt of your invoice, whichever comes later.
  Remaining Balance  By December 1 or upon receipt of your invoice, whichever comes later.

Summer programs departing June - July:

  Payment: When the Payment is Due:
  $200 application fee  When you submit your application
  $500 deposit  Upon AFS-USA completion of application review
  $1,500 installment  By March 1 or within 20 days of receipt of your invoice, whichever comes later.
Remaining balance By April 1 or upon receipt of your invoice, whichever comes later

Global Prep programs departing June - August:

  Payment: When the Payment is Due:
  $200 application fee  When you submit your application
  $500 program fee deposit  Upon  application  being sent abroad to partner office
  $1,100 installment  Within 30 days of receipt of your invoice or within 3 weeks of departure, whichever comes first
Remaining balance By 2 weeks before your departure date

Important Notes:

*Full scholarship students: Please see the fee schedule specific to your scholarship in the payment schedule addendum of the Participation Agreement.

Refund Policy:

Application fee: Non-refundable
Program deposit: Non-refundable unless:

For program payments beyond the deposit:

  More than 60 days prior to departure:  Program fee payments in excess of the  deposit are fully refundable.
  Within 60 days of departure:  You will be responsible to pay a cancellation fee equal to 20% of the  full program fee. The remainder is refundable.
  After departure:  Full program fee is non-refundable.