Study Away

Finances and Scholarships

It is important to fiscally plan for your time in Los Angeles. Costs for fall, spring, and summer programs are outlined in the table below. You will also find additional information about tuition, financial aid and additional expenses in the dropdowns.  

LA Study Away offers scholarship opportunities each semester to qualified students. Details below.  

LA Study Away Program Costs
LA Study Away Program Costs

When participating in the LA Study Away program, your tuition remains the same, as though you are on Main campus. The costs outlined above are based on rates for full-time students in the Film and Media Arts department. Please refer to the Temple University Tuition Rate Schedule for exact tuition for your major.


Graduate Tuition

Graduate students may participate in the program for a minimum of 2 credits. Please contact Alison Crouse, Program Director of LA Study Away, at

Financial Aid

Financial aid for students participating in a Fall or Spring semester in Los Angeles will transfer automatically. 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. Please contact Alison Crouse, Program Director of LA Study Away, at for more information. 

KAPI Residences - Temple LA Study Away will work directly with students to secure fully furnished accomodations in the Burbank area and will provide our students maximum flexibility:

  • Options available at varying price points: shared 2BR, shared 1BR, single 1BR, single studio

  • Students will all live in the same complex whenever possible

  • Choice of roommates/roommate matching available

  • Housing deposits of $500 are due to KAPI 2 months before move-in

  • Students will sign their own leases and pay KAPI directly

Additional information can be found on our Housing and Transportation page. 

Additional Expenses

Transportation to LA, local transportation, and personal expenses are likely to vary. These budget items do not appear on your Temple University bill and are "out-of-pocket." Please consider the following when budgeting for your trip:

  • Flight to LA (if needed): Approximately $600 round trip**
  • Rental car**
  • Food, Fun, Misc: Approximately $2,500

*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.)

LA Study Away Digital Media Award

To support two outstanding candidates in their endeavor, we are excited to announce a competitive scholarship contest with two separate awards, each for $750. All applicants will be evaluated based on financial need, academic achievement, and work/creative experience. Recipiants will provide LA Study Away with thoughtful and informative content to be used for recruitment purposes. 
*Priority is given to students who are not eligible for the Lew Klein or the CLA Internship Award. 
**Deadline: Last day of program application period each semester.

Jason Schoenagle Scholarship
(Summer semester, FMA students 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. The Jason Schoenagle Award Fund was established in 2007 by his family and friends to provide scholarships to academically excellent Film and Media Arts majors with financial need who are studying in the Los Angeles Internship Program.

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). 

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

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