ASE Programme Fee

The cost of the ASE Programme is $19,970 per semester (for 2019/20).

Fees include:

  • Full tuition and administrative costs
  • Accommodation in Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • A food allowance (accommodation in Bath is self-catering)
  • All obligatory course-related travel
  • All obligatory visits to theatres, galleries, museums etc, directly related to the Programme
  • All whole-Programme events in the cultural and social programme
  • Free bus travel to selected social and cultural activities
  • Cost of any damage caused by the student
  • Essential medical and dental insurance

Supplementary fees:

  • A supplementary fee of $1000, payable by the due date of the balance of fees, is charged for tutorials.
  • Fine Arts Tutorial students may be provided with a studio space residency at 44AD artspace with 24 hour access for a supplementary fee.
  • A supplementary fee for the (optional) study trip to Dublin (Irish Literature and Irish Nationalisms) is payable after course registration in Bath.

Fees do not include:

  • Return travel from the USA to Bath
  • Cost of obtaining a UK visa (where required)
  • Personal belongings insurance: students must ensure that they have adequate travel and personal belongings insurance before departing the USA
  • Cost of books (ASE makes every effort to minimise the cost of book purchases and has a 'buy back' scheme)

Payment of Fees

The Programme deposit and balance of fees are to be paid in US Dollars and must be paid directly to Franklin and Marshall College.

Autumn Semester
Deposit: $500 (non refundable)
Due: 14 days after being accepted
Balance: To arrive by May 1

Spring Semester
Deposit: $500 (non refundable)
Due: 14 days after being accepted
Balance: To arrive by November 1

Full Year
Deposit: $1000 (non refundable)
Due: 14 days after being accepted
Balance: To arrive by May 1

Please Note: Students receiving financial aid through their colleges MUST provide notification in writing from their financial office guaranteeing the allocation of their financial aid together with an indication of when these fees can be expected and from whom ASE may expect payment. Without this notification ASE cannot guarantee holding a place for a student on financial aid.

Refunds Policy

Advanced Studies in England incurs many expenses as it plans for and implements its programme. Many of these costs cannot be recovered when a student withdraws after accepting an invitation to the Programme. Thus we must observe the following policy on refunds in order to protect the interests of all students and the financial commitments of ASE.

  1. This policy applies to all students who withdraw from Programme participation for any reason, who fail to appear when the Programme commences or who are dismissed from the Programme.
  2. Once students are admitted to the Programme they must, in writing, accept or reject the offer within two weeks of the offer of admission. At that time a non-refundable $500 deposit must be submitted.
  3. Students who officially withdraw, in writing, from Programme participation by the deadline by which the balance of fees is due will not only forfeit the non-refundable deposit (the $500 Programme deposit) but will also be billed for all expenses already incurred or committed by ASE for the student's participation.
  4. Students who withdraw from Programme participation after the final payment deadline will be held accountable for the entire Programme fee.
  5. Only for well-documented, serious emergencies or medical problems will ASE consider a modification of any of the policies described above. All appeals will be decided by the Programme Director.