Payment and Refund Policies

Payment Policies

Once you have indicated your top five housing options in your AUP Status page, our office will register you for one of your selections depending on availability. Once registered, you will receive confirmation of registration and an invoice by email. Payment deadlines are as follows:    

  • December 1, 2023: 20% of the semester rent (non-refundable) 
  • December 15, 2023: 80% of the semester rent plus a one-time Housing Fee of 150€ (see refund policy)
  • January 3, 2024: Housing security deposit (see refund policy)

*If you sign up after  December 1, 2023, your first (non-refundable) payment will be due within a week after Housing has confirmed your reservation. Please keep in mind that the first payment cannot be covered by loans.


Students and families can complete their housing payments via wire transfer or via credit card payments. Payments made by credit card will be subject to a 2% fee which either may be levied at the time of initial payment or retrospectively debited to the student’s account.

Using Loans for Housing Payments

Students who intend to pay for the bulk of their housing costs with student loans will still have to complete the first payment out of pocket by the December 1, 2023 deadline, as it is a non-refundable payment securing the reservation before loans are disbursed. They can, however, have a deferred timeline for the remaining payments, as those can be covered when loans are disbursed at the start of the semester.

The Office of Financial Aid will need to certify students’ loan applications for them to receive a deferral of second and third housing payments. Please direct any questions about the loan process to your Admissions Counselor. Please note that any student who has not completed their payments on time may lose their reservation and may be assigned to one of their other choices depending on availability.

Refund Policy

Please read the following AUP Housing Refund Policy very carefully:

  • The first payment, due December 1, 2023 , is non-refundable
  • The second payment*, due December 15, 2023 , is partially refundable as follows:
    • 100% refundable until December 31, 2023 
    • 50% refundable as of January 7, 2024
    • NO RENT REFUND after January 7, 2024
  • The Security Deposit is 100% refundable (dependent on a successful move-out with no recorded damages to the student’s room)
  • Early departures will not result in refunds (with the exception of the Security Deposit, fully refundable upon successful move-out with no recorded damages to the student’s room)

* Students who intend to use US student loans to finance their second payment will have to follow a specific process detailed in the payment form

Housing Payment Policies FAQ

Will the housing first payment be refunded if I cannot obtain a VISA to study in Paris?

The first housing payment (20% of your semester rent) is non-refundable. The second housing payment (80% of your semester rent) is refundable (see refund policy), and the security deposit is 100% refundable.

Can I use student loans to cover housing fees? If I am using student loans to cover all of my housing fees, what do I need to pay in advance?

Students using loans to pay for tuition and all housing fees must still pay the non-refundable first payment (20% of semester rent). You can use your loans to cover remaining housing payments, but in order to do this we must have confirmation from the Office of Financial Aid at AUP that your loans are complete and will cover tuition and living expenses. Contact your Admissions Counselor for help.

Will the housing deposit be refunded if I defer admissions to the subsequent semester?

Unfortunately, housing payments can only be applied if students defer within the same academic year. Students who defer acceptance to the subsequent Fall semester will have forfeited any non-refundable housing payments and may not apply them to future reservations.