Fees and 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 what your school's financial aid policies are for study abroad.

What's Included:

BCA offers a wide variety of services and activities as part of our comprehensive fee, including housing and meals.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • 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
  • Personal advising
  • Cultural and university orientation
  • Intensive language training (where applicable)
  • Academic transcript

Comprehensive Fees 2015-2016

The comprehensive fees for the academic year are listed below. Please keep in mind that if your home institution pays BCA directly, the program fees do not apply, and you will simply follow your school's tuition and fee policies.

Fall and Spring TermsAcademic Year
Tuition & fees$13,200Tuition & fees$24,605
Room & Board$4,750Room & board$9,500


IKI Wien Pre-semester Language Program

The 8 week pre-semester language program is included in the cost of BCA's Marburg program. For those attending an additional 4 weeks (12 weeks total), there is an additional fee of $2,700.

Other costs not covered by the BCA fee for which you should budget include:

  • Domestic and international airfare to the program - $1,200 - $1,500 from the East Coast
  • U.S. Passport - $110
  • Textbooks - $50- 100
  • Additional lab and course fees not included in standard host institution tuition
  • Estimated personal expenses - $300 per month
  • Transportation pass - €50 for a one-month pass in Vienna (You will want and need to purchase this, and it's worth it!)

Confirmation Fee

Upon acceptance into a BCA program, you will be billed a $250 confirmation fee through the online system for accepted students. This fee is nonrefundable and reserves your place in the program. The fee must be paid in order to access all information and resources for accepted students.

BCA Scholarship

BCA offers a number of scholarships for students with financial need. See if you are eligible!

Scholarships for Study Abroad in Germany

Learn more about scholarships for students who want to study in Germany thorugh The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany.


Financing Study Abroad

Generally, 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 will 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.

BCA works closely with more than 100 colleges and universities, and we are happy to help if you or your college financial aid officer needs assistance. Please feel free to address financial questions to BCA’s chief financial officer at tshaw@bcastudyabroad.org.

Fees billed to students directly are due prior to departure. If you must defer payment until financial aid disbursement, please contact BCA’s chief financial officer, Teresa Shaw at tshaw@bcastudyabroad.org or 717-361-6600. You can pay by personal check, money order or cashier’s check. Please send all payments to:

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.