Deposit Payment Information for Study Abroad Programs

A non-refundable deposit may be required for your study abroad program. Please note that if you participate in the study abroad program, the deposit will be applied toward the program’s cost. If you withdraw from the study abroad program, however, the deposit will not be refunded.

Deposits and Timing:

  • Students applying for a faculty-led program must submit the deposit as part of the application process; deposits must be received prior to the program’s application deadline.
  • Students applying for a U Program must submit a deposit upon acceptance to the program, within the timeframe given by the study abroad advisor.

You may submit your deposit payment in person with cash, money order, or cashier’s check. A cashier’s check can be requested directly from your bank, made out to ‘University of Miami’. A money order can be purchased from a variety of places such as certain post offices, UPS stores, CVS stores or Publix customer service.  You can submit payment at the Cashier’s window within the Canes Central office, which is located in the Student Services Building (1st Floor).

Cashier’s office hours (subject to change):

  • Monday-Wednesday 8:45am to 4:30pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am to 4:30pm
  • Friday 8:45am to 4:30pm

Information you need for paying the deposit: 

  • Checks/Money orders/Cashier’s checks must be made payable in the amount of $500 to University of Miami 
  • Payment must include the student’s ID number to ensure credit to the student’s account  
  • Indicate in the memo line: Study Abroad Deposit for (Term and Year of Program)
  • Be sure all fields on the check or money order are complete and the check is signed.  

In order to ensure your deposit is recorded correctly, be sure to tell the cashier the semester/term of the program you are submitting a deposit for.

Study Abroad strongly recommends submitting the deposit in person; this allows you to receive a receipt showing payment, and know for certain when the deposit was received by UM. If you are not on campus and unable to submit in person, instructions to submit the deposit by mail can be found here