Summer/Fall combined: $18,700
Fall/Spring combined: $25,000
Spring/Summer combined: $18,700
The comprehensive fee covers the following:
Summer Semester Tuition Breakdown
(Total cost - $6,500)
Academic Semester Tuition Breakdown
(Total cost - $12,700)
Expenses Not Included in Tuition
Students are not required to eat together as a group except for Friday noon, which is our "language table day." Students have the choice of eating either in the foreign students' cafeteria, Chinese students' dorm or going out to eat at various restaurants. The amount of money spent on food varies greatly depending on the kind of restaurant you choose. As of this writing, we have found that an average of $10-$15 is the typical expense for three simple meals a day, assuming that you stay away from four star hotels and Western restaurants. Students should expect to spend the following per semester on food: Summer, $600; Fall, $950; Spring $950. Students remaining in China or traveling between semesters should also take into account the amount needed to cover meals for those two weeks.
Students who participated in last year's program have reported that for the summer session, $800-$1,200 is a sufficient amount of money for personal expenses. For the fall and spring sessions, most students agreed that $2,500-$2,800 was a good amount to have on hand per semester. This does not include money for meals. Students who plan on doing extensive traveling or who plan on buying many gifts may wish to have more money on hand.
Books for one ACC term will cost about $150-$200, depending on levels and the specific semester.
All other costs, such as fees for visas, passports, inoculations, accident and medical insurance and personal expenses, are not included. Students are also responsible for their own meals. Students should expect to spend the following per semester on food: Summer, $600; Fall, $950, Spring, $950. Please contact the ACC office for cost estimates. Students should check with the financial aid office at their home institutions concerning availability of financial aid. Limited need-based, merit scholarships are available.