Estimated Semester Expenses for Incoming Exchange StudentsThe expenses listed are totals for one semester unless otherwise noted. Please note that the budget below is an estimate and will not necessarily apply to all students.
|SEVIS fee for J-1 Students||$220|
|Visa fee for J-1 Students||$160|
|Transportation to Campus
|$50||Estimated expense if using Super Shuttle|
|On-Campus Housing||$3,800||Housing ranges from $3,600-$4,600|
|On-Campus Housing early move-in fee||$32.10 per night||Early move-in is during the week of orientation.
Expect to be charged for approximately 3-5 nights
Estimated based on 2018-2019 rate.
|Off-Campus Housing||$850 per month|
|On-Campus Meal Plan||$2,599|
|Off-Campus Food Expenses||$1,600||Without on-campus meal plan|
|Excursions hosted by UMD||$50|
(local travel and entertainment)
|$1,600||$100 per week|
|Student Activity Fee||$40|
|Mandatory UMD SHIP Health Insurance||$460||Estimated amount based on 2019-2020 rate.
- For students living on campus: If you have selected to have a meal plan, you may not be able to use your meal plan funds to purchase food until the week that classes start. Students who have a meal plan should bring an additional $100 for food during international orientation week.
- For students living off campus: You should budget at least $300-500 for your first week here to cover such expenses as hotels, taxis, and general setting-up costs.