Tuition Payment

Students who study abroad and wish to receive credit toward their degree will pay Suffolk University tuition. Tuition for Madrid will be billed to your Suffolk student account and will include your room and board, health insurance (Madrid Campus Health Insurance Information), emergency insurance, and activities fees.

Room and board cost is not included in the tuition for non-Madrid programs. It is an additional cost, which varies from program to program. The payment for room and board is made directly to the program or host institution. To find out the cost of room and board for your program, please contact our office. In addition to room and board, any courses you take that carry specific course-related fees are not covered under your Suffolk tuition payment and will be billed to you (the student) by the program.

For some students, their financial aid package may cover the cost for them to study abroad. To learn more about this please contact your financial aid counselor.

Personal Expenses

When estimating budgets outside of Suffolk University tuition and program room & board fees, two categories should be considered: Pre-departure expenses and post-arrival expenses. 
  • Pre-departure costs may include, but are not limited to,
    • passport fees
    • consular fees for a visa
    • airfare (airplane tickets and other modes of travel are not paid to Suffolk, nor is Suffolk responsible for paying these fees)
    • travel insurance
    • health insurance (if necessary)
    • local transportation
    • independent travel expenses (e.g. Eurail passes)
    • luggage and/or backpack
    • appropriate clothing.

Students usually spend more money during the first few weeks while becoming acquainted with new surroundings. A student’s spending habits and lifestyle should be taken into account when estimating expense budgets. 

  • Students should consider the following expenses when estimating their budgets while abroad:
    • weekend travel
    • local transportation
    • daily meals and dining out
    • entertainment
    • museum fees
    • laundry
    • postage
    • telephone costs
    • books
    • photocopying
    • personal items

Note: Please contact your bank to verify overseas ATM and transaction charges and special procedures such as international PIN numbers. Also, it is wise to arrange account access for a family member in the US just in case the student encounters any account issues while abroad.