|COSTS BILLED TO COLUMBIA ACCOUNT VIA SSOL|
Tuition and Fees: You will pay Columbia’s home school tuition through SSOL. The fall tuition invoice will be sent via e-bill mid-August and will be due mid-September, the spring tuition invoice will be sent in December and due in January. It covers Columbia tuition and fees, course excursions, most course materials, some local transportation and cultural activities. It does not cover housing, meals, airfare, medical insurance, some course materials, personal travel, and personal expenses. Please see the Tuition Rates and Fees on the Student Financial Services website for specific information about fees. Note that you should look at the pages for your home school (Columbia College, School of General Studies, Columbia Engineering) for accurate rates.
|COSTS BILLED BY THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL PROGRAMS|
|Total billed by the Office of Global Programs||$1200|
Program Fee: The program fee is due in three installments. The first installment ($500) is due when you confirm program participation and functions as a non-refundable deposit. The second installment ($300) is due once you have started the program in Paris. The third installment ($400) is due at the beginning of your second semester in Paris. The program fee subsidizes the following: program activities, some course materials, university fees, required French housing and liability insurance and printing supplies. All program fees are payable online through your OGP application portal.
|COSTS BILLED FOR HOUSING (IF APPLICABLE)|
|Total billed by Host Families in Paris||Variable|
Students not doing program housing: Please add your estimated housing expenses to the out-of-pocket expenses below. Note that if you are opting out of program housing, you will need to pay an administrative fee of approximately 40€ once you arrive in Paris. This is to cover the administrative processing for your required housing insurance.
|OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT BILLED TO STUDENTS (ESTIMATED)|
|Books and Course Materials||$400|
|Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses||$13,350-$15,450|
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses are not billed by Columbia.The estimated amounts in this section provide a basis for students to determine their individual budgets for expenses related to their time overseas for the duration of the program. The above estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program. Note that all on-site expenses have been estimated for a 9-month period at an exchange rate of 1 euro = 1.20 USD.
Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits and the number of meals taken with a homestay family. Costs can be kept down by preparing your own meals, taking advantage of student cafeterias, and only eating out occasionally.
Local Transportation: You will be responsible for paying for transportation to and from the airport in Pairs at the start and end of the program. A monthly Navigo pass is currently 70€/month.
Visa: You are responsible for visa fees.
Cellphone: All students are required to have a working cell phone capable of making and receiving both local and international calls throughout the duration of the program.
Airfare: Estimated cost of 2 round trip airfares from NYC to Paris. You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements from your preferred departure city to the program.
Personal Expenses: Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits. They may include entertainment and personal travel.
It is required that you maintain a health insurance policy that will also provide coverage outside the U.S. for routine, urgent and emergent care. This cost is not included in our estimates.