Fees and Funding


Fees for Summer 2019 

The tuition fee covers classroom instruction and all field trips and cultural activities. Other fees include health insurance, accommodation, access to AUB's gym and beach and a $200 general deposit (refundable). Students may pay the fees all at once, or they may pay a deposit of $500 to hold their place in the program, as long as the total fees are paid by May 15, 2019. The $500 will be applied towards the tuition fees but is not refundable in case the student does not attend the program. All students attending the program must have mandatory health insurance coverage through AUB's Health Insurance Program (HIP). Students may choose to live in the student dorms on campus or look for their own accommodation off campus. The fee for access to AUB's gym and beach is also optional.

​Mandatory fees: tuition, insurance & general deposit

  • ​​$4,999 - Tuition fee for Arabic Language and Culture program OR Colloquial Lebanese Arabic ​​program
  • $176 - AUB Health Insurance Program
  • $200 - General deposit (refunded to each student after the program)​

​Optional fees for AUB campus services

  • $500 - Optional deposit (non-refundable, will be applied towards tuition fees)
  • $95 - Access to AUB gym and beach  
  • Accommodation in the dorms on AUB campus:
    • $1,724 - Private room (Limited number available - single-occupancy room sharing a communal bathroom)
    • $1,193.50 - Semi-private room (Women’s dorms only - limited number available - 
      two double-occupancy rooms sharing a bathroom)
    • $1,028 - Double room (Double-occupancy room sharing a communal bathroom)

​​Other expenses 

Books and meals are not included in the tuition fees. See the Practical Guide for more information about the cost of living in Beirut. 

​​​Payment of Fees

​Full details about how to pay the fees will be provided in the letter of acceptance. For more information please email us

  • A deposit of $500 may be paid upon acceptance and will be counted towards each applicant's tuition fees. This deposit is not refundable in case the student does not attend the program.
  • The full fees are due by May 15, 2019. 
  • Accepted students who have not paid their tuition fees may not attend any part of the program, including Orientation Day. 
  • Payments can be made by check, cash, or bank transfer. Credit card payments are not accepted. ​


Students who meet the following criteria may apply for financial support through AUB to help offset the costs of the CAMES summer Arabic programs: they should have an excellent academic record; and they should currently be receiving need-based financial aid at their home university. Students may apply for any of the scholarships below by filling out the "Funding Information" section on the CAMES summer Arabic programs application form​

  • CAMES Tuition Waivers
CAMES offers a number of partial tuition waivers that can be used to offset some of the program costs. These tuition waivers provide reductions of 25% - 50% of the $4,999 tuition fee.

  • R. Bayly Winder Endowed Scholarship
With a mission to act as a link between the Arab World and the United States, and in recognition of the importance of the language, culture and history of the region, the R. Bayly Winder Endowed Scholarship provides partial tuition support one or more qualified undergraduate student who is a United States citizen.

  • David S. Dodge Arabic Fund
The David S. Dodge Arabic Fund award was established in 2010 by the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation​. The award covers the cost of tuition for one or more students each summer. Preference is given to students from Princeton University, which was David S. Dodge’s alma mater, but if there are no students from Princeton applying, students from other universities will be considered for the scholarship. As in all other CAMES scholarships, the award is need-based.​

​To consider a student for any of the AUB scholarships above, CAMES must receive the following:

  • A letter from the financial aid department of the student's home institution stating that they currently receive need-based financial aid and including details about the aid they receive 
  • A scan of the award letter that was issued to the student by their funding body with details about the aid they receive
  • A financial aid statement from the student which provides details (in 250-300 words) about the student's financial aid situation including the following points​:
    • How much the student/their family can contribute to the CAMES summer Arabic program
    • The amount/percentage of funding the student hopes to receive

Ema​il CAMES if you need any further information.