Tuition Payment

Students who study abroad and wish to receive credit toward their degree will pay Suffolk University the full cost of tuition. Tuition for Madrid is paid directly to the Madrid campus. Students participating in all other programs will pay tuition to Suffolk University's Boston campus.

Room and board cost is not included in the tuition for the program. It is an additional cost, which varies from program to program. The payment for room and board is made directly to the program or host institution. To find out the cost of room and board for your program, please contact our office. In addition to room and board, any courses you take that carry specific course-related fees are not covered under your Suffolk tuition payment and will be billed to you (the student) by the program.

For some students, their financial aid package may cover the cost for them to study abroad. To learn more about this please contact your financial aid counselor.

Personal Expenses

When estimating budgets outside of Suffolk University tuition and program room & board fees, two categories should be considered: Pre-departure expenses and post-arrival expenses. 
  • Pre-departure costs may include, but are not limited to, passport fees, consular fees for a visa, airfare, local transportation, independent travel expenses (e.g. Eurail passes), luggage or a backpack, and appropriate clothing. Students usually spend more money during the first few weeks while becoming acquainted with new surroundings. A student’s spending habits and lifestyle should be taken into account when estimating expense budgets. 
  • Students should consider the following expenses when estimating their budgets while abroad: weekend travel, local transportation, daily meals and dining out, entertainment, museum fees, laundry, postage, telephone costs, books, photocopying, Internet cafes, and personal items.
  • Note: ATMs overseas charge higher fees than domestic providers. Please contact your bank to verify overseas charges and special procedures such as international PIN numbers. Also, it is wise to arrange account access for a family member in the US just in case the student encounters any account issues while abroad.