Dates & Fees

Important Program Dates

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 15
  • Spring semester: November 1

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester: Mid-September through mid-December
  • Spring Semester:  Early January through early June

 Fees & What’s Included

Policies regarding financial aid and additional study abroad fees vary by campus, so we recommend that you get in touch with your study abroad advisor or financial aid office to determine your school’s financial aid policies for study abroad.

What’s Included:

BCA Study Abroad offers a wide variety of services and activities as part of our comprehensive fee, including:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Educational excursions
  • On-site resident director assistance
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities
  • On-site group activities
  • Seminars and guest lectures
  • University services
  • BCA courses taught by host institution’s professors and/or resident directors
  • Academic advising
  • Cultural and university orientation
  • Intensive language training (where appropriate)
  • Academic transcript

Comprehensive Fees

BCA strives to make studying abroad transparent and affordable for all students. The following budget sheet outlines program costs, as well as estimated additional expenses associated with your participation. We also offer various scholarship opportunities for students participating on a BCA program. See our Scholarships & Funding page for more information.

Cheltenham Fall 2018 Budget Sheet

Confirmation Deposit

Upon acceptance into a BCA program, you will be billed a $250 confirmation fee through the online system for accepted students. This fee is non-refundable and reserves your place in the program.

Financing Study Abroad

Policies regarding financial aid and additional study abroad fees vary by campus. At some schools, the federal grants and loans that you receive to study at your home campus can be applied to study abroad with BCA. Many U.S. colleges and universities also allow you to use school-awarded scholarships in addition to federal grants. In those cases, it may mean that the cost to study abroad is about the same cost that you pay your home college or university in tuition, room and board.

Federal Regulations require students applying for or receiving federal student financial aid to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward their degree. We recommend that you contact your study abroad advisor and financial aid office to determine your school’s policies.

If your college’s financial aid officer has questions or need assistance, we’d be happy to help!  BCA works closely with more than 100 colleges and universities, so we may already know your school’s financial procedure. Please feel free to address financial questions to BCA’s Chief Financial Officer at or 717-361-6602.

Fees billed to students directly are due prior to departure. If you must defer payment until financial aid disbursement, please contact You can pay by personal check, money order or cashier’s check. Please send all payments to:

You can pay by personal check, money order or cashier’s check. Please send all payments to:

BCA Study Abroad
50 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

BCA charges an administrative fee of $20 for any returned check. We will not release your academic transcripts until all fees (including any additional charges for damages or obligations to the overseas university) are paid in full.

Students who withdraw or change credit hours should contact the BCA and/or their home school regarding refund and repayment policies.