Study Away

New York City Financial Information

Program fees and estimated additional costs for New York City Program are outlined below, as is information about scholarships that can be applied towards the program costs.

Scholarships

New York City program applicants are encouraged to apply for SMC Scholarships.

SMC Study Away Scholarship
A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified Temple students. The amount of the scholarships varies and is based on need and merit. The awards will range from $500-2,000 and the amount of the award is determined by SMC Study Away in consultation with Temple’s financial aid office. Awards will be given depending upon the amount of funds available. Please apply using the program application form.

Eligibility

In order to qualify for one of the scholarships above, you must:

  1. be enrolled as a full-time, matriculated student at Temple University at the time of application for a scholarship;
  2. have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average;
  3. enroll as a full-time student in the program;
  4. demonstrate financial need;
  5. be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.

Additional Scholarships

A recent survey conducted by Diamond Edge Communications found that just 36% of students applied for scholarships for study away! Don’t miss out on the opportunities that exist to help you fund these experiences!  The next set of scholarships are available to Temple University students and can be used for study away program expenses.

Temple University and SMC Scholarships

Other relevant scholarships:

Additional Financial Resources

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for full-time students (7-10 credits)*
PA state residents: $3,934 – $5,620*
Out-of-state residents: $6,153 – $8,790*

Graduate Tuition
PA state residents: $785 per credit, plus university fee of up to $173
Out-of-state residents: $1,083 per credit, plus university fee of up to $173

Program Fees:

Because of its proximity to Philadelphia and a classes that meet all day on Saturday for the duration of the summer, the NYC program allows for a great deal of flexibility for students to choose where they want to live and whether or not they are interested in interning or completing an independent project for the experience course.  Internships in New York City are extremely competitive, especially during the summer when it seems that the best and brightest from around the world convene in the city that never sleeps for internships.  If you are interested in interning in NYC, it is strongly recommended that you apply for the program as early as possible during the Fall semester so that you can begin the internship search process immediately after enrolling in the program.  If you are nervous about securing an internship and housing on your own, you have the option to have a guaranteed internship of your choosing through our partner organization in NYC.  They will also arrange for your housing on NYU’s campus.

Please see below for further information about the two different options for the NYC program, what is included in each option, and the estimated billed and additional expected out of pocket expenses for both programs.

Internship/Experience – Option A:

  • Find your own internship (extensive list of links to thousands of internships provided, but no guarantees) OR develop your own independent project or experience
  • Find your own housing in NYC or commute from surrounding areas
  • Program Fee: $250**
  • University services fee: $132 – $173

Estimated totals for billed expenses for Option A:
PA state residents: $4,316 – $6,043
Out-of-state residents: $6,535 – $9,213

Estimated housing expenses for Option A:
Housing fee: $450–$1,000/month (optional)**

* Please note that the updated 2014-2015 tuition rates will be available in summer 2014.
** Program fees for Option A do not include housing or meals, but kitchen facilities may be available depending upon where students live.  The program fee includes all program related trips and excursions (during class on Saturday), which are described in greater detail here and options for housing can also be found on the same page.

Included in the Tuition and Program Fee for Option A:

  • Three SMC courses, including an internship/experience, with a focus on the institutions and communities in New York City (7-10 credits)
  • Group field trips in and around New York City and entry to approximately twelve museums and sites
  • An orientation session and a tour of the city

Other Estimated Costs for Option A:

  • University Services Fee: up to $173
  • Metrocard for NYC subways: $250  You can find pricing here for unlimited ride monthly passes.
  • Meals $1,000: This will vary depending on style of living.
  • Daily Expenses: This will vary depending on style of living and housing location: $1,000-$2,000
  • Roundtrip train from Philadelphia (Amtrak): $100/trip

Guaranteed Internship – Option B:

  • Guaranteed, full-time internship of your choosing including resume review and mock interviews
  • Guaranteed housing and a meal plan at NYU
  • This option does not allow for commuting from Philadelphia
  • Transportation to and from work is included
  • Additional social events and cultural excursions in addition to course related trips
  • Program Fee: $250**
  • University services fee: $132 – $173
  • Partner Program Fee (payable to Temple): $3,499**
  • Housing and Meal Plan Fee (payable to Temple): $4,500**

Estimated totals for billed expenses for Option B:
PA state residents: $12,315 – $14,042
Out-of-state residents: $14,534- $17,212

* Please note that the updated 2014-2015 tuition rates will be available in summer 2014.
** Program fees for Option B includes housing and a meal plan (breakfast and dinner, Monday – Friday and on all partner program excursions).  The program fees also include all course related trips and excursions, which are described in greater detail here and further information about the housing and meal plan can also be found on the same page.

Included in the Tuition and Program Fee for Option B:

  • Three SMC courses, including a guaranteed internship, with a focus on the institutions and communities in New York City (7-10 credits)
  • Group field trips with the class in and around New York City and entry to approximately twelve museums and sites
  • An orientation session and a tour of the city
  • Guaranteed internship in the industry of students choice and a company they approve
  • Resume, cover letter, and interview coaching
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Arrival orientation and welcome reception
  • Daily transportation to/from work
  • Organized weekend and evening social and cultural activities*
    • City Tour
    • Dinner out on the town
    • Overnight trip(s)
    • Local cultural events
  • Professional Development
    • 1-on-1’s with Internship Coordinator
    • Networking Events
    • Speaker Series
    • Employability Workshops

*Specific details for the included organized weekend and evening activities can be found on the student life page here.

Other Estimated Costs for Option B:

  • University Services Fee: up to $173
  • Meals, lunch and weekends: $80-$100 per week, will vary depending on style of living and location
  • Daily Expenses: This will vary depending on style of living and housing location: $1,000-$2,000
  • Roundtrip train from Philadelphia (Amtrak): $100/trip

Application Materials

RELATED LINKS

CONTACT

  • Katie Ryan
  • Assistant Director
  • Study Away Programs
  • Room 6 Annenberg Hall
  • Phone: 215-204-2677
  • Fax: 215-204-6641
  • Email: smcsa@temple.edu
  • Lezlie McCabe
  • Associate Director
  • Study Away Programs
  • Room 6 Annenberg Hall
  • Phone: 215-204-6535
  • Fax: 215-204-6641
  • Email: smcsa@temple.edu