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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Calendar Year Budget Sheet for Abroad at AU.

Calendar Year Budget Sheet for Abroad at AU
Calendar Year Budget Sheet for Abroad at AU
Budget Item Cost
Abroad at AU Tuition *   $25,272.00
Mandatory Student Fees *   $642.00
AU Health Insurance *   $1,890.00
175 Meal Plan *   $4,884.00
Rent/Housing (based on Double Occupancy) *   $10,096.00
Billable (on AU student account) subtotal:  $42,784.00
Personal Expenses   $1,800.00
Books   $800.00
Non-billable (not paid through AU student bill; paid independently by student to another party) subtotal:  $2,600.00
Total: $45,384.00
  • Exchange students are not responsible for tuition, this cost is covered by the institutional agreement. Exchange students can subtract this cost from their budget.
  • If a course requires a lab fee, this amount will be added to the above mandatory student fees.
  • Meal Plan above is for 175 meals.  Click on item for link to further information on meal plan options. Any student living on campus must be enrolled in a meal plan.
  • About Health Insurance: American University requires all full-time students to have health insurance. You should carry valid proof of insurance at all times during your stay in the United States. Unless you complete a health insurance waiver form, you will be billed automatically for the American University insurance plan, which provides low-cost and comprehensive coverage.


Students must be able to meet the following costs as they apply to their particular situation:

  • Travel expenses between home country and Washington DC, and during vacation periods
  • Large purchases (such as computers, furniture, etc...)
  • Medical expenses not covered by health insurance (eye care, dental care, or medical problems developed before arriving at the university)
  • Food and housing during school holidays
* Billable item