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CSU Faculty-Led Payment Process

We offer several options for you to make your payments once you have selected a study abroad program. All payments are made through the Center for Global Engagement, located in the Schuster Student Success Center Room 117, and then processed by the Bursar's Office.

Please note that the following information applies only to CSU faculty-led programs. For CSU semester exchange programs, students will pay as they normally would for tuition & fees through the Bursar Office by deadlines set on the CSU Academic Calendar. Participants in non-CSU programs should contact their program provider or coordinator on how to make payments.

Program Costs & Payment Structure

CSU faculty-led programs will have two major costs:
  1. Program Fee
  2. CSU Tuition and Fees

Program Fee

This cost is the published price seen on the CGE website and online application. The total program fee is divided into 3 different payments: an initial deposit, 1st program payment and the 2nd program payment.

Deposit: Due at time of application (typically $200) and required to be accepted into the program. The deposit is not an additional fee and is part of the total program fee. Once the deposit is paid, students become eligible to apply for CSU Study Abroad Grants & Scholarships. Apply as early as possible because spaces are limited!

1st Program Payment: Deadline and amount published on the CGE website.

2nd Program Payment: Deadline and amount published on on the CGE website.

CSU Course Tuition & Fees

The amount varies based on the number of credit hours you are enrolled for during your study abroad program. Tuition & mandatory fee rates are posted on the Bursar's webpage. During summer terms, study abroad courses will only incur charges for regular course tuition, the technology fee, and institutional fee. Other mandatory fees are waived. Tuition & mandatory fee deadlines are managed by the Bursar's office. Failure to pay tuition & fees by deadlines will result in students automatically being dropped from their courses.


Making Your Program Payments

In order to make your payments for CSU study abroad programs, you must come to the Center for Global Engagement, and complete the following steps:
  1. Obtain a CSU Study Abroad Programs Payment Form
  2. Take the payment form to the Bursar's Office for final processing. The Bursar will not accept your payment without this form.

We accept the following forms of payment:
  • Credit Card (Discover is not accepted at this time)
  • Debit Card
  • Cougar One Card
  • Cash
  • Check (personal or bank) - made payable to "Columbus State University"
  • Money Order - made payable to "Columbus State University"

Payment Extension Request Form (pdf)

If you will be unable to make a payment by the set deadline, then you are required to complete and submit a Payment Extension Request Form (PDF). Submission of this form does not guarantee approval of the extension request, which is contingent upon review and final approval of the request. Students are responsible for acquiring all requested information and signatures.

We are unable to offer a payment plan, as we must pay deposits and payments to program providers and vendors well in advance of the program. Students should plan to make payments in full by the set deadlines. Extensions can only be granted if they do not extend beyond required payments to providers or vendors. We are unable to reserve program services on a student's behalf if they have not made payments. Board of Regents policies prevent us from utilizing an individuals monies to make deposits or payments on behalf of another student.

Withdrawal and Refunds 

All students wishing to withdraw from a study abroad program must submit a Withdrawal Form 2019-20 to the Center for Global Engagement.

Refunds for withdrawals will be made based on the Withdrawal Form CGE 2019-20. See the Refund Schedule on the reverse of the form for more information.