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When studying abroad, all students are billed for Vassar tuition. Vassar considers charges for expenses that are required as part of the academic program (i.e. field work that the program considers necessary to the academic program) as part of tuition. Program tuition is billed to Vassar, not to the student. You are responsible for paying room and board fees and any other unique program charges directly to your program. This includes program application fees and non-refundable advance deposits. All fees must be paid in full in order for your study abroad transfer credit to be applied to your Vassar transcript.

Non-tuition Charges

For questions about Vassar sponsored programs, please contact the Office of International Programs.

For all other programs, you should contact the study abroad program provider directly.

Optional Tuition Insurance

Vassar College is a participating institution of the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), which is administered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. This plan is an optional insurance program that would enhance Vassar’s refund policy, as published in our College catalogue, in the event of an unexpected leave from Vassar or a study abroad program due to a medical illness or mental health reasons. The tuition refund plan offers an 80% benefit for withdrawal. This money can, in turn, be used to repay any education loan or grant which must be returned in the event that a student withdraws from the college. For more information on this plan, please go to the Student Financial Services website or contact them at (845) 437-5245.