There are four main costs associated with participating on the Pacific Program: (1) The Program Charge, (2) Airfare, (3) Tuition and (4) Personal Spending Allowance. For payment deadlines, please click on "Dates" from the "Program Details" menu. All payments should be made to the Bursar's Office. The total estimated costs for the Pacific Program is $23,026.
1. 2024 Program Charge is $12,300
The program charge includes all housing, a partial meal plan, ground transportation, insurance (medical, evacuation and repatriation) and all class-affiliated excursions unless states otherwise on the syllabi.
The $500.00 deposit required at the time of application is the first payment towards the program fee. The deposit is not refundable.
Program Charge I: $5900. Program Charge I is not refundable.
Program Charge II: $5900. Program Charge II is not refundable.
2. 2024 Estimated Airfare: (>$3,000.00)
'International' Flights: Students will purchase and pay for their own tickets for the international flights into Dunedin, New Zealand at the beginning of the Pacific Program and out of Sydney, Australia at the end of the Pacific Program. The Pacific Program may provide a suggested, low-price flight that students could consider purchasing. But all students will be responsible for booking, paying for, and managing their own international flights.
'Domestic' flights: All students will participate in group flights internal to the Pacific Program. These 'domestic' flights will include travel from Dunedin to Brisbane, Brisbane to Gladstone, and Gladstone to Sydney. The 'domestic' internal flights will be managed as group flights and will be covered by the Pacific Program.
3. 2024 Estimated Tuition and Fees: $5236
Tuition estimate is based on 12 credits at the current forecasted tuition rates. Tuition will be charged by the Bursar’s Office, not the Office of International Education. Registration for classes will take place during SP24 Phase I registration unless otherwise arranged. All class schedules must be completed and correct by the end of Phase II. Tuition will be due by the Pacific Program's Departure Date; HOPE and financial aid will be disbursed as usual. All students are required to pay the USG & technology fee.
*Students taking 13 or more credit hours should add an additional estimated $341.93 per credit hour.
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4. 2024 Estimated Personal Expenses: $2,490.00
These expenses will vary, but this estimate includes the cost of books, supplies, and non-covered meals while on the program. This does not include non-program weekend trips, entertainment, or souvenirs. If you will be receiving financial aid and/or scholarships to cover the program charge, please obtain an updated award letter from Financial Aid and sign a deferral promissory note (with updated award letter and signed promissory note, the due date of some or all program fees will be delayed to the day that financial aid is disbursed).
CANCELLATION POLICY: Students who choose not to participate in the program (for any reason, including health emergencies or loss of job in the family) will be subject to the following fee schedule to cover expenses paid on your behalf. The cancellation policy is as follows:
All program charges are nonrefundable
All program charges are nonrefundable, therefore:
-Students canceling after June 21, 2023 and before October 2, 2023 will lose the $500 deposit already paid.
-Students canceling after October 2, 2023 and before November 20, 2023 lose the $500 deposit and the first $5900 program charge already paid.
-Students canceling after November 20, 2023 lose the full $12, 300 program charge
Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter (including a change to program fees) or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. If Georgia Tech cancels the entire program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants’ safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.
Georgia Tech will determine a date to assess program viability based on the current information available and timing of vendor pre-payments. Georgia Tech will require each program to make a first round of decisions on cancellations before non-refundable program funds are due to vendors. Cancellation before non-refundable funds are due will result in students not losing money paid to their program. After paying non-refundable program expenses to vendors, the standard Georgia Tech study abroad cancellation policy will apply. This policy states that should the program cancel due to circumstances beyond Georgia Tech’s control, only those funds recovered from vendors may be returned to students. Also, Georgia Tech cannot refund personal expenses incurred by students such as costs for visas, airfare, and other items not included in the program charge.