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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for UMass: South Africa: Univ. of Cape Town.

Fall Budget Sheet for UMass: South Africa: Univ. of Cape Town
Budget Item In-State UMass Amherst Out-of-State UMass Amherst
Program Fee *   $7,700.00 $11,900.00
Education Abroad Fee *   $850.00 $850.00
Housing Fee *   $3,100.00 $3,100.00
Billable subtotal:  $11,650.00 $15,850.00
Airfare   $2,400.00 $2,400.00
Visa/Residence Fees   $150.00 $150.00
Health & Liability Insurance   $200.00 $200.00
Meals   $1,200.00 $1,200.00
Books/Study Materials   $250.00 $250.00
Local Transportation   $300.00 $300.00
Personal Expenses   $800.00 $800.00
Educational Excursion   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $6,300.00 $6,300.00
Total: $17,950.00 $22,150.00


Umass Bursar's Bill includes: tuition, mandatory fees, housing, orientation, airport pick-up.

Not included: RT airfare, meals, internet in housing, visa/passport, personal & misc expenses. South African government now requires mandatory purchase of South African health insurance (offered through UCT, upon arrival). This must be paid by individual student and not through Umass. See estimate of cost in budget breakdown.


Personal Expense Estimate: $1500-$3000  (local transportation, books, lab fees, misc) varies greatly according to individual student preferences


Educational Excursion Estimate: $1000 - $2000. NOTE: many exciting things can be done without big travel costs. This is an estimate of what some students spend.


* Billable item