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Costs and Financing

Because we know that many students and families must make a significant investment in study abroad, we strive hard to offer you an extremely good value and competitive cost for 6 weeks of study and living in central London, one of the world’s most expensive cities.

Summer programs are typically better values than January-term, or full-semester, or academic-year programs. Our program allows you to truly settle into life in London over 6 weeks, studying, working, and living as a true Londoner, without the  hassle of transferring credits from external programs.

Students pay Miami tuition for 7 course credits and a Literary London program fee to our partner AIFS that covers everything you do in London, including all accommodation and components (See Current Course Info/Program Components). Different payment options are available for both tuition and program fees. All payments are in USD$, guaranteed not to fluctuate with currency changes, which helps you keep a firm hold on your budget. See Forms/Deadlines for calendar of due dates. For interns, visa fees for UK Tier 4 visas (usually around $450) are paid directly to the UK government during the visa applications process.

Miami Tuition

Tuition is paid on your regular basis, in-state or out-of-state, and placed on your Miami Bursar’s account. 

Summer 2019 tuition and fees (scroll down) will be set by Miami University: tuition for 2018 was $546/credit for in-state students and $920/credit for out-of-state students. 

Lit London Program Fee

We have managed to keep the program fee typically below or right around $4,995. We work with our AIFS partners in London and CT to insure smooth payments and welcome on-site, but Literary London is entirely a Miami program.

Program fee deposits of $750. (check or credit card) paid to AIFS are applied to your balance. All accounts are invoiced professionally by AIFS in CT.

  • Total fees of $4,955 for Literary London 2018 covered on-site costs for the whole 6 weeks—please see Current Course Info/Program Components for the extensive list of covered components. Fee excludes airfare, books, and non-group meals. Visa fees related to internships are paid directly to the UK government and/or to AIFS. Oystercards and group transport are covered upon arrival at your flats.

  • Program fees for Literary London 2019 will cover a similar set of components and be approximately the same as for 2018, depending on final enrollment. The minimum and maximum costs will be spelled out in detail on your housing contract form, as well as a schedule of refunds should this be necessary. We also have suggestions for helping you keep costs down! 

Financing Study Abroad

Be certain to visit Study Abroad/Global Initiatives, MacMillan Hall, and meet with a Summer program advisor. Contact Erin Brandyberry ( or another available advisor (see below). S​ome students, such as Honors students, are eligible for tuition waivers.​ Contact a relevant advisor. 

Visit the Study Abroad-Global Initiatives website regularly to stay aware of deadlines:

  • Study-abroad scholarships, including the annual January competition for E-SU travel grants

  • Gilman Scholarships are awarded by the U.S. Department of State for students with limited financial means. Students must be Pell Grant recipients and studying abroad for 28 days or longer in a single country to qualify. Check website for info about Gilman deadlines. Refer students to Karla Guinigundo at for assistance.