Princeton Program: Oxford-Princeton Exchange in Biochemistry
Tuition Fees: Students pay the normal yearly tuition fees to Princeton.
Living Costs: Fees for room, board, and other college expenses are paid directly to the relevant Oxford college and vary according to college. An estimate for housing and food for 18 weeks is £4,300. Oxford has a high cost of living, and your general living costs will vary depending on your individual needs. See http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding/fees/ug_living_costs.shtml.
Travel: Students will be responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Oxford. Round-trip airfare from New York is usually around $900 (student rate).
Insurance: All students are required to carry health insurance. Student health insurance, which is valid overseas, may be purchased through Princeton University for $950 per semester (2013-14 rate). Students who are covered by other insurance plans must confirm that they will be covered overseas while studying abroad.
Financial aid students who are approved to study abroad in the U.K. may use Princeton University’s financial aid program to meet their expenses. Students should read the Study Abroad Information sheet and complete both the Study Abroad Financial Aid Form and the Student Study Abroad Budget Information Form (available at http://www.princeton.edu/main/students/aid/).
Both forms should be submitted to the Office of International Programs (OIP), 36 University Place, Suite 350. When completing the Student Study Abroad Budget Information form, students should include budget documents from the program showing tuition, room, board, and estimated personal living costs as well as air fare estimates from a travel site ( e.g. Expedia or Kayak). OIP will review and approve the cost of attendance, which will only include reasonable expenses related to your study abroad program (e.g. coach airfare, required immunizations etc.). Discretionary spending such as entertainment or optional travel will not be covered. OIP will forward the approved budget figures to the Financial Aid Office so that your financial aid can be adjusted based on these expenses. After this reevaluation, you will receive a detailed letter outlining your aid package for the semester as well as information regarding the release of your aid.