Study Away

LA Financial Information

It is important to fiscally plan for your time in Los Angeles. Tuition, program fees, and additional costs for fall, spring and summer programs are outlined below. You will also find additional information about scholarships and financial aid.  

Honors students receiving a summer stipend may apply this to their study away experience. Check with your advisor for details.


Financial Aid

Financial aid will transfer to a fall or spring semester in Los Angeles. Students intending to participate during the summer should speak with Student Financial Services about alternative or additional forms of funding. Information is available on their website found here.

Non-Temple students wishing to apply their financial aid must provide FMA Study Away with a Consortium Agreement issued by the financial aid office of their home institution.



Your tuition costs will remain the same, though they vary by major. Please refer to the Temple University Tuition Rate Schedule. The following is an example based on the Film and Media Arts department:

Fall/Spring Semesters
Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition (12-17 credits):

Temple Students:

  • PA State Residents: $8,856
  • Out-of-State Residents: $15,336

Non-Temple Students:

  • PA State Residents: $8,040
  • Out-of-State Residents: $14,496

Summer Sessions
Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition (8 credits)

Temple Students:

    • PA State Residents: $5,904
    • Out-of-State Residents: $10,224

    Non-Temple Students:

    • PA State Residents: $5,360
    • Out-of-State Residents: $9,664

    Graduate Tuition

    Graduate students may participate in the program for a minimum of 2 credits. Please contact the Associate Program Director.


    Housing Costs

    Students are housed in Toluca Hills at the Avalon Bay Apartments (formally the Oakwoods). Each two-bedroom apartment houses four students, comes fully furnished, and includes internet and cable TV. Parking included.

    Your housing cost will be added to your Temple tuition bill, combined with your activities fee, and will appear as a line item called "Program Fees."

    Costs listed below are current rates and are subject to change.

    Fall/Spring Semesters

    • $6,100

    Summer Sessions

    • $4,400


    Additional fees

    University and program fees are set, other fees and personal expenses are likely to vary.

    • Program Fee: $300*
    • University Services Fee: Fall/spring = $445; Summer = $170
    • Rental car**
    • Flight to LA (if needed): Approximately $600 round trip**
    • Food, Fun, Misc: Approximately $2,500**

    * The Activity fee covers special events and a welcome and farewell dinner.
    **These expenses are out-of-pocket and will not show up on your Temple bill.
    ***Transportation in LA may contribute significantly to your costs depending on the mode you choose. 



    *Scholarships granted by Study Away will be applied as a credit to your Temple bill. It may not appear until the official release date of the first e-bill of the semester. (Check the bursar's billing schedule.)

    FMA Study Away Scholarships

    • Multiple LA Study Away Scholarships ranging from $250-$1,500 are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students based on demonstrated academic merit and financial need. Priority is given to students who are not eligible for the Lew Klein of the CLA Internship Award.  **Deadline: Last day of program application period each semester.

    Jason Schoenagle Scholarship
    (Summer semester only)

    Jason Schoenagle
    Temple's undergraduate program enabled Jason Schoenagle  to develop the creative and technical skills needed to pursue his interest in film, and soon after graduation he moved to Los Angeles to start his career.
    He found employment quickly in a competitive industry and advanced at a fast pace, receiving high praise and accolades from his supervisors and colleagues.  
    Jason created a huge network of colleagues and friends and was very enthusiastic about his work. We have created the Jason Schoenagle Scholarship Fund to honor undergraduate students who excel academically and who have passion for the Film and Media Arts, as Jason did.   Apply here.

    Additional Scholarships

    Temple Merit Scholarship Summer Educational Enhancement Stipends of up to $4,000 are awarded to honors students to advance academic goals over the summer. (These awards are not determined by FMA Study Away). 



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