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Important Dates & Current Costs

Dates & Current CostsCalendar 

We welcome students for summer terms, one semester, or the academic year.

The Fall 2024 official arrival day is August 15, 2024. If you arrive on August 15  between 8:00 am and 10:00 PM at the Memphis, Tennessee airport (MEM), we will pick you up and transport you to Oxford, Mississippi with our free shuttle service. If you plan on arriving before August 15, you will need to secure a hotel room near the airport until August 15 or arrange your own transportation to Oxford and stay in a hotel until on-campus housing opens on August 15. 
  Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Arrival Day(s) August 15, 2024 January 11, 2025
Orientation Activities August 19 - 23, 2024 January 13 - 17, 2025
Classes Start August 26, 2024 January 21, 2025
Break(s) September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)
November 23 - December 1, 2024 (Thanksgiving Break)
March 8 - 16, 2025 (Spring Break)
April 18, 2025 (Good Friday)
Exams December 9 - 13, 2024 May 5 - 9, 2025
Departure Day December 14, 2023 May 10, 2025
Click here for the full 2024-25 Academic Calendar.

Free transportation to and from the Memphis (MEM) airport will only be provided on official Arrival and Departure Days.

Orientation is mandatory. Orientation takes place during Welcome Week from August 19 - 23, 2024. You do not need to sign up or pay for orientation. As an incoming exchange student, we will have helpful information for you and will anticipate your presence at orientation!

Current Costs

Depending upon your university’s exchange agreement with UM, the cost of studying at Ole Miss will vary. Please check with your home institution advisor as to which of the following agreements apply to you:

Tuition-Only Exchanges
You will receive a scholarship that covers tuition costs. You should budget for housing and meals, health insurance, textbooks, the student health center visit, personal expenses, travel expenses, and fees.

Tuition, Housing, and Meals Exchanges (Sponsored Students)
You will receive a scholarship that covers tuition, housing, and meal benefits (the dollar equivalent of housing on campus and the dollar equivalent of a full meal plan). You should budget for health insurance, textbooks, the student health center visit, personal expenses, travel expenses, and fees.

Fee-Paying Exchange Students (Direct Enroll)
You will receive a scholarship that covers the Non-Resident Fee. You should budget for tuition, health insurance, textbooks, the mandatory tuberculosis test, personal expenses, travel expenses, and fees.
* We try our best to keep this page updated with the current costs to study at Ole Miss, but costs are constantly updating. This is not a contract or guarantee of costs, and costs may increase before the beginning of the academic year or semester. If costs are going to increase, they usually increase before the month of July. 

Estimated Costs - Exchange and Direct Enroll



(Fall or Spring)


Tuition and Direct Enroll Fees

$5,300 per semester for study abroad/direct enroll students

Waived for exchange students 


Approximately $1,400 for 3 credit hours and $2,400 for 6 credit hours

Waived for exchange students

Non-Resident Fees

Waived for all students in the value of $8,784

Waived for all students in the value of $2,105.25

Application Fee



On-Campus Housing

From $3,591 — $4,725 per semester plus $100 application fee

$712 for Summer 1 single room 

$535 for Summer 1 double room

$712 for Summer 2 single room

$535 for Summer 2 double room 

Off-Campus Housing Booked Independently

Approximately $700 —$1,200 per month; generally requires a full year (12 month) lease

Not recommended for summer

Meal Plan On Campus


* This estimate is for our unlimited option. There are other, smaller meal plan options at a lower price.

Please go to for all meal plan options.


Mandatory UM Health Insurance

$884 in Fall
$1,230 in Spring


Mandatory Tuberculosis Testing


This amount depends on individual insurance coverage.


International Study Fee



Capital Improvements Fee



Student Activities Fee

$2 per credit hour

$2 per credit hour


~$500 — $650


Special Class Fees

~$25 — $150 per class

Special course fees only applies to certain classes. These fees are more typical for science and art courses.

~$10 — $100 per class

Special course fees only applies to certain classes.       

Optional Bed and Bath Pack



Personal Spending Money

~$300 per month

~$300 per month

Please note that this table is based on 2024-2025 Academic Year costs. All costs are subject to change. Fees will be finalized in July before the start of the academic year.