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Programs : Budget Sheet

Visit our Finances section ( to compare these costs with your typical NAU costs. The following listing represents the Spring Costs for Costa Rica NAU.

Spring Costs for Costa Rica NAU
Spring Costs for Costa Rica NAU
Budget Item Costs Costs - Other
Application Fee *   $100.00 $100.00
Estimated Program Fee *   $8,364.00 $9,500.00
Estimated NAU Student Fees *   $140.00 $140.00
Estimated Health Insurance *   $241.60 $241.60
NAU charges subtotal:  $8,845.60 $9,981.60
Estimated Airfare   $800.00 $800.00
Estimated Meals   $400.00 $400.00
Estimated Personal Expenses   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Additional expenses subtotal:  $2,200.00 $2,200.00
Total: $11,045.60 $12,181.60

The above listed prices are for NAU students:
"Costs" are for in-state students and WUE students.  "Costs-other" are for out-of-state students.  Out-of-state  students must pay regular NAU out-of-state tuition for the program fee ($9,500 is an estimate).  See the Bursar's Office webpage for up to date tuition rates.

NAU in Costa Rica Tuition:

Students on the NAU Costa Rica  program pay a program fee.  This fee usually includes tuition.  NAU tuition waivers and NAU scholarships do not apply to these programs i.e. Lumberjack Scholars, AIMS, Presidents Residents, Non-Residents, Deans, and NAU Merit Awards and departmental tuition awards.

Some private scholarships and financial aid do apply.

Program fee Includes the following:

Tuition (5 courses)
Books and Supplies
Resident Director Services
2 Meals per day (breakfast and dinner)
2 weekend excursions
Airport pickup

Does not include:

Health Insurance
Spending Money
Application Fee
NAU Student fees


  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • If you withdraw your application after admittance, you will be charged an additional $500 cancellation fee, on top of any other charges incurred on your behalf based on your time of withdrawal (group flight reservations, hostel reservations, etc.) Please keep this in mind when applying.
  • Program fee subject to change based on enrollment and increase in NAU tuition and university fees.
Note: For exchange programs, the only charges that you will pay to NAU are your application fee, tuition, student fees, and health insurance. If you choose to live on-campus with the host university, in private off campus housing, or with a host family, you will pay your housing charges directly to the host university, host landlord, or host family.
* Billed to NAU Louie account
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