Cost Breakdown Université Catholique de l'Ouest -CIDEF (Summer)

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your study abroad program. 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 aid you can receive from GVSU. This estimated cost of attendance does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, simply the cap on how much could be award to you.

Cost Billed to GVSU




Tuition (3 credits for 1 month intensive program)


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

Homestay or residence halls with some meals included - contact Becca Hambleton for details

$900 -$1,550 

Paid to GVSU. Total cost will vary based on length of stay and housing preference. 2018 cost for homestay with breakfasts and 3 dinners per week = 1,320 Euro.

IS 380 Course Fee


Paid to GVSU. The IS 380 course fee is $28 per credit hour. Participants of this program will register for 3 credits of IS 380.

Chubb Health Insurance


The Chubb health insurance plan is mandatory for all study abroad students. The cost is $1.33 per day. This estimate reflects 120 days, but the actual number of days of the program may differ.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport processing fees: $145.



Paid to Airline Provider.

Personal Expenses


On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation, cell phone purchase, and basic necessities.

Books & Supplies


On-site personal expenses


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$5,039 - $5,689** per month (based on upper level, in-state tuition rates for 2018 summer rates)


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