The UW-Madison Bursar bills all study abroad program fees. Students receive an e-bill approximately four weeks in advance of their program fee due date. Due to the unique processes associated with study abroad, study abroad program fees have different due dates than on-campus tuition. Program cost sheets and the Study Abroad Handbook both include due dates for the duration students are going abroad. Program cost sheets also share program specific billing information unique to your program. This could be the policy if you choose a different housing option, how tuition is billed for exchange programs, and any other details you may need to know about.
Students do have access to the same online views of study abroad program fees and e-bill statements. Study abroad participants can also pay program fees as customary: mailing checks, using online payment services, enrolling in Badger Pay, dropping off payments at the Bursar’s Office, and even subtracting anticipated aid from balances due before making any payments.
The Bursar’s Office also coordinates refunds for study abroad participants. Consider enrolling in eRefunds prior to studying abroad. This prevents checks sent to wrong addresses and delaying deposit into your account as you leave for your program site. This is due to financial aid awards disbursing 5-10 days before your programs start date.
For more specific details, please consult the Financial section of your Study Abroad Handbook.