The following points describe the billing policy for most students studying off-campus. Some programs require an exception to this policy, and are described below under "Exceptions".
Families who wish to use the monthly payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS) may do so for fees billed by Franklin & Marshall. Non-tuition fees that are paid to the host institution cannot be included in the TMS monthly plan. Contact your program to determine if they offer a monthly plan for payment of non-tuition fees.
If you have any questions regarding your student account, please contact Babs Smith, Director of Student Accounts, by e-mail, or call the Business Office at 717-291-4213.
Students will pay any required program deposits to the off-campus study program. In most cases, the deposits will be credited to non-tuition fees. If this is not possible, the deposit will be credited to the student's tuition bill from Franklin & Marshall.
For programs taking place during the academic year, students will be billed Franklin & Marshall College's tuition and in turn, Franklin & Marshall will pay the off-campus study program's tuition. This bill will be issued by the Business Office at Franklin & Marshall.
Off-campus study programs should send the bill for tuition fees directly to:
Babs Smith, Director of Student Accounts Franklin & Marshall Business Office PO Box 3003 Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
All other non-tuition fees will be billed directly from the program to the student.
In addition to non-tuition fees (billed directly from the program to the student), there are additional costs associated with off-campus study (such as airfare, independent travel, books, etc...). Your program can provide you with estimates for costs that are not included in program fees. Be sure to take currency exchange rates into account when calculating how much money you will need during your time away. Speaking to a student who has recently been to your destination can also be helpful in determining your expenses.
Once you have determined your costs, subtract any financial aid that you will receive from federal or institutional loans and scholarships, from your program, and including the Franklin & Marshall airfare allowance credit when applicable. Use the Cost Worksheet to help you calculate your total costs.
During the academic year, the cost for field trips and study tours that are part of a course taken for credit will be paid for by Franklin & Marshall as part of tuition. There are some restrictions regarding study tour options. Discuss these options with your off-campus study adviser.
Students participating in off-campus study programs during the summer term will be billed for the full cost of the program by the program provider. Franklin & Marshall will not be involved in the billing process.
Franklin & Marshall recognizes that airfare is an added expense for off-campus study and grants an airfare allowance credit to most students. The amount of the credit is determined as an average for travel to a region. This credit happens automatically and appears on the student's tuition bill from Franklin & Marshall. Students participating in Franklin & Marshall Exchange Programs will not receive an airfare allowance credit.
|Europe (except Russia), Mexico, Caribbean||$750|
Russia, Central America, South America
(except Brazil, Chile, Argentina)
|Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Asia||$1,250|
|Africa, Australia, Middle East, New Zealand||$1,500|
Students participating in the Dickinson College programs will be billed by Franklin & Marshall for the College's tuition, housing, and meal plan costs. The College will pay required program fees. Students will be responsible for other costs such as optional field trips and health insurance.
Some fall semester programs in the United Kingdom through the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University are on a shortened calendar. Students will earn 3 to 3.5 Franklin & Marshall course credits on these programs. Franklin & Marshall will prorate the student's tuition fee based on the number of credits earned.
Franklin & Marshall holds exchange agreements with several institutions abroad, meaning that we both send students to and receive students from these institutions for a semester or year of study. Students participating in exchange programs are billed an administrative fee of $500 per semester and a program fee of $5000. Students will be billed directly by the institution for housing and meals. Check the institution's website (accessible from our Programs pages) for current costs.
Students attending the Tohoku Gakuin University exchange will be billed the $500 administrative fee only by Franklin & Marshall. Students receive housing at no cost and are billed $2000 for meals by TGU.