Tuition & Fees
AUP educates global citizens and future leaders by offering a special kind of American liberal arts education. While the programs and faculty are second to none, AUP makes sure to keep undergraduate and graduate degrees affordable so that its unique classroom experience is available to a diverse group of students. To understand how University costs will impact your financial planning, please have a look at:
- General payment information
- Graduate cost of attendance
- Undergraduate cost of attendance
- Payment plan options
- Other required payments
- Health Insurance
- Lost or damaged library and multimedia items
All payments must be made in euros and tuition paid in full before classes begin. Full-time tuition is the same whether students enroll in three or four courses per semester (12-18 credits). Students are considered part-time with a course load of 11 credits or less. Part-time tuition for 2013-14 is 812 euros per credit and is determined on a per-credit basis.
AUP's financial aid program is open to students of all nationalities. Please contact your admissions counselor for information about how to apply for financial aid. American students may also apply for federal loans.
Graduate students should refer to their program’s cost of attendance page and consult a payment plan according to the tables below. Further information about fees is available at the bottom of this page.
There are three payment plan options illustrated with fees covering tuition, health insurance, and orientation for undergraduate students. More information about the undergraduate overall cost of attendance is available at the financial aid office.
The American University of Paris is sensitive to the financial pressure that may arise over the payment of each semester’s tuition. As a result, the University has developed three payment plans to meet different students’ needs. These options are available only to full-time students.
Yearly payment plan
Full-time students may pay for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters). Payment must be received by July 15. Students using this plan benefit from a tuition reduction. Students receiving a University tuition grant are not eligible for this tuition reduction. Yearly payments may not begin during the spring semester.
|Fall 2013 (4 months)||Spring 2014 (5 months)||2013-2014 Academic Year|
|Health fees (*)||890||0||890|
|Orientation fee (**)||510||0||510|
|Required fees (sub-total)||€14,390||€12,990||€27,380|
* The health fees are subject to minor changes.
Semester payment plan
Full-time students may opt to pay one-half of the annual amount of tuition prior to the start of each semester. The payment deadline for the fall semester is July 15 and December 15 for the spring semester. Students who do not pay for the entire semester’s tuition prior to the beginning of the semester are automatically enrolled in the monthly payment plan.
Tuition and fees for students on the semester payment plan, for visiting students spending only one semester at AUP, and for degree-seeking students starting AUP in the spring semester:
|One semester only (5 months)|
|Health fees (*)||550|
|Orientation fee (**)||510|
|Required fees (sub-total)||€14,050|
(*) The health fees are subject to minor changes.
Monthly payment plan
Full-time students may apply to pay on the monthly payment plan. This plan consists of four monthly payment installments for each semester. For the fall semester, the four monthly installments will be paid in May, June, July, and August. To avoid late fees, the payments must be received by September 1. For the spring semester, the payments must be submitted during the fall and be received by January 1. All non-tuition fees will be divided and included within each payment. A service fee is charged for the monthly plan.
Tuition and fees for any student who wishes to pay in installments. Tuition and fees due in full prior to the start of a semester.
|First month||Remaining 3 months|
|Health fees (*)||890 or 550||--|
|Orientation fee (**)||510||--|
|TOTAL (in Euros)||€4,357 or €4,017||€3,307|
(*) The health fees are subject to minor changes.
With the monthly payment plan, tuition and fees are due in full prior to the beginning of the semester. There are four payments per semester, and the first month is due upon receipt of invoice. The following three payments are due on the first of the month of the three months preceding the start of the semester. For example:
|Payment schedule for monthly payment plan|
|Fall||Upon receipt of invoice||1 July||1 August||1 September|
|Spring||Upon receipt of invoice||1 November||1 December||1 January|
Full-time tuition (12-18 credits) covers basic tuition for four courses per semester. Course overloads are possible: once approved and registered, they’re charged on a per-credit basis, on top of full-time tuition.
Full-time tuition includes the cost of student activities, academic support services, and housing services.
Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis for students enrolled in 1-11 credits during fall and spring semesters.
Auditors pay a reduced fee determined on a per-credit basis.
Late payment fee
A 200€ late payment fee will be charged for any tuition received after the published payment deadlines.
The nonrefundable application fee must be sent with the application form. For more information, please consult the admissions pages.
Upon acceptance to the University, new students are required to pay a €500 nonrefundable confirmation deposit that is credited toward the first semester's tuition. If students confirm and then fail to register for the semester for which they have reserved a place, the deposit will not be returned. New students will receive invoices from student accounting services once they complete the online confirmation process. The confirmation deposit will be deducted from the refunds of new students who withdraw during the full-refund period.
Orientation and advising fee
The orientation fee covers all activities that occur during the orientation program of a student's first semester including temporary housing during orientation, academic advising, course registration, workshops, cultural activities, and materials.
The University is legally responsible for ensuring that all full-time students have adequate health insurance coverage. Degree-seeking students are automatically enrolled in, and billed for, the comprehensive and mandatory plan arranged for by the University. The health insurance fee is paid once a year during your first semester and will cover you for the year. A waiver is possible for visiting students upon receipt of proof of valid insurance.
Students are responsible for materials borrowed with their AUP student identification card. Fees are charged for damaged, lost, or unreturned materials at the end of each semester. Unpaid overdue fines block further loans and grades. Fines of 15€ and over will be billed by student accounting services.