2022 Cost Breakdown for Universidad del Bio Bio Dual Degree

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your semester or year. Students often pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships, grants, and alternative loans. The total amount listed as the Total Program Cost is the maximum amount of financial aid that can be awarded to you by GVSU. This total program cost does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, rather, it serves as the cap on what can be awarded.

Cost Billed to GVSU




GVSU Tuition (12-15 credits per semester)


*Tuition based on 2022-2023 upper-level instate tuition rates (12-15 credits per semester). Out-of-state students will pay the out-of-state tuition rate.

Paid to Grand Valley State University Student Accounts by the regular tuition payment deadline.

IS 380 Course Fee


Paid to GVSU. The IS 380 course fee is $28 per credit hour. Participants of this program will register for 12 credits of IS 380 per semester.

Chubb Insurance


Chubb insurance is required for all study abroad participants. The cost is $1.91 per day. This estimate is based on 240 days, although the actual dates of this program may vary. This is just to offer a general estimate.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport fees $200. FBI Background check $18-$50. Student visa fee $160.

Flight and ground transport


Paid to Airline Provider and bus/train service


$3,850 - $5,000

On-site expense paid directly to homestay or other housing providers. Homestays are approx. $350.000-465.000 Chilean Pesos per month (or $385-$500) and includes most meals. Figures are based on 10 months.

Books and Supplies


On-site Personal Expenses. Est. is $250 per semester



Most students will stay in a homestay which includes meals. (Students who choose to live in a house with other international students should budget around $300 per month for meals.)

Personal Expenses


On-site Personal Expenses based on 70.000 Chilean Pesos or $75 US per week for toiletries, public transportation, and misc. living costs


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$25,187 - $26,957  (average cost: $26,050)

Estimated cost for out-of-state students who do not receive the tuition differential scholarship: $28,994

*Out-of-state students who receive a GVSU tuition differential scholarship will be able to use that scholarship towards the cost of this program. Exception: International students will not have access to the tuition differential scholarship for use towards the cost of this program, however, they may still be eligible for a Study Abroad Grant and/or the exchange student scholarship.


The Padnos International Center may have study abroad grants available for students who participate in this program.  Grants typically range from $500-$1500 per semester. Some conditions apply.

*Based on in-state, upper-division tuition rate. If you complete more than 15 GVSU credits each semester abroad, tuition charges for the additional credits above 15 credits per semester will be billed to your student account after you return from study abroad and PIC completes the transfer of credit.

**Housing costs will vary based on preferences. Off-campus shared house usually with other international students (includes utilities only) estimated cost is $250-350 USD per month and does not include meals.

Homestays include: meals, laundry, and utilities and cost between $450-$650 USD per month

Pension is a room in a house with a local family (utilities included, meals not included) estimated cost is $250-350 per mo.

***The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant’s personal spending habits and life-style. Personal travel, entertainment, gifts, souvenirs, and other types of personal spending are costs not reflected in the above estimates

Page last modified February 22, 2024