Undergraduate 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:

If you are currently enrolled as an AUP undergraduate student and please refer to the academic year 2014-2015 tuition and costs.

General information about payments

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 2015-16 is 850 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.

All payments can be made online.

Undergraduate Payment plan options

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 15 July . Students using this plan benefit from a tuition reduction of €540, thus making full tuition €26,680.

Students receiving a University tuition grant are not eligible for this tuition reduction. Yearly payments may not begin during the spring semester.

  Fall 2015 (4 months) Spring 2016 (5 months) 2015-2016 Academic Year
Tuition 26,280 0 26,680
Health fees (*) 845 0 845
Orientation fee (**) 420 0 420
Required fees (sub-total) €27,945 €0 €27,945

* The health fees are subject to minor changes.
** The orientation fee is a one-time cost for new students.
*** Final figures to be published in summer 2015.


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 following payment deadlines pertain to each semester: 

Fall 2015 - July 15
Spring 2016 - December 15
Summer 2016 - April 30

If payment is not received by the deadline students are charged a €250 late payment fee and need to get in touch with the Student Accounting Services Office. Note that all American citizens borrowing U.S. federal loans are automatically on a semester payment plan. Learn more about U.S. loans at AUP

Tuition and fees for students on the semester payment plan and for degree-seeking students starting AUP in the spring semester:

  One semester only (5 months)
Tuition 13,610
Health fees (*) 530
Orientation fee (**) 420
Required fees (sub-total) €14,560

(*) The health fees are subject to minor changes. Final figures to be published in Summer 2015.
(**) The orientation fee is a one-time cost for new students.

Installment plan

Full-time students may apply to pay on the installment plan. This plan consists of four installments for each semester before the beginning of the semester, and the first month is due upon receipt of invoice.

Tuition and fees are due in full prior to the start of a semester.

Fees are due in full on the first payment. Tuition is divided into four installments.

A service fee of €200 is charged for the installments plan.

Tuition and fees for any student who wishes to pay in installments:

  First month Remaining 3 months
Tuition 3,403 3,403
Health fees (*) 845 or 530 --
Orientation fee (**) 420 --
Service fee 50 50
TOTAL (in Euros) €4,718 or €4,403 €3,453

(*) The health fees are subject to minor changes. Final figures will be published in Summer 2015.
(**) The orientation fee is a one-time cost for new students.


  Payment schedule for installment plan
  1st payment 2nd payment 3rd payment 4th and final payment
Fall Upon receipt of invoice or 1 June 1 July 1 August 1 September
Spring Upon receipt of invoice or 1 October 1 November 1 December 1 January


Full-time tuition

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.

Part-time tuition

Tuition is charged on a per-credit basis for students enrolled in 1-11 credits during fall and spring semesters. Tuition for 2015-16 is €850 per credit.

Auditor fee

Auditors pay 50% of the per-credit basis. As tuition for 2015-16 is €850 per credit, the auditor rate is €425 per credit.

Required fees

Required fees for the year include health insurance and, for incoming students, an orientation fee.  

Health insurance fee

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 health plan arranged for by the university. The health insurance fee is paid once a year during the fall semester and covers the entire year.

The health insurance fee for 2015-16 is €845 for students 27 years and younger.  It covers the mandatory AUP health fee, the annual French Social Security and the complementary insurance. For additional information please consult the Health Care Plan. For students 28 years and above the fee in 2015-16 is €970. 

Orientation fee

The orientation fee covers all activities that occur during the orientation program of a student's first semester, as well as academic advising, workshops, cultural activities, and materials. The orientation fee in 2015-16 is €420.

Additional fees and services

Late payment fee

A €250 late payment fee will be charged for any tuition received after the published payment deadlines.