The given expense estimates are subject to change. Personal expenses are completely dependent upon the individual. TTU provides high-end estimates using information provided by the program, and costs will vary according to individual spending habits.

Fall Budget Sheet for Marine Resource Studies in Turks and Caicos Islands sponsored by School of Field Studies
Budget Item Texas Resident
Education Abroad Fee (Non-Refundable) *   $350.00
RCOBA - Rawls Center for Global Engagement Fee (Rawls College of Business students only) *   $125.00
International Health Insurance *   $263.00
Billable subtotal:  $738.00
Program Provider - Program Deposit   $60.00
Program Provider - Program Tuition   $17,750.00
Program Provider - Program Fee   $7,200.00
Passport   $186.00
Visa   $50.00
Airfare   $800.00
Local Transportation   $200.00
International Student ID Card   $28.00
Meals   $1,429.00
Course Books and Materials   $0.00
Personal Expenses   $4,400.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $32,103.00
Total Financial Aid Eligibility: $32,841.00

The above estimate is for the Fall 2022 semester from August 29 - December 9, 2022.

Program tuition includes Program Commitment Deposit [$250]

Program fee Includes required snorkel equipment [$400], on-site housing [$5,390], academic and student services support, cultural excursions and activities, and on-site orientation.

U.S. passport holders may enter Turks and Caicos on a tourist visa, which will be obtained at the airport when a student arrives on-site. Students will then extend their tourist visa with the assistance of SFS staff.

Personal expenses includes optional open water scuba certification & gear [$2,000], optional advanced open water scuba certification [$250], spending money [$700], mid semester break [$650], and inoculations/medications which greatly depend on the individual student [$800]

Last updated on: 12/8/2021
* Billable item

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Feb 9, 2022