Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris

Program Cost and Payment

Program Fees for 2017-2018

Download JYF Fee Sheet 2017-18

Fall Spring Year
Tuition $12,000 $12,000 $24,000
Room & Board $8,300 $9,000 $17,300
Insurance $350 $350 $700
Overall program fee * $20,650 $21,350 $42,000

* Does NOT Include fees for sports activities, personal purchases nor art and music instruction which does not result in college credit, nor studio and piano rentals.

  • Your home school financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available from the JYF in Paris program.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to inquire with their home institution regarding payment arrangements and financial aid transfer for study abroad.
  • Students receiving financial aid through their colleges MUST provide notification in writing from their financial office guaranteeing the allocation of their financial aid together with an indication of when these fees can be expected and from whom JYF may expect payment.
  • Every effort is made to keep the cost of JYF as low as rising prices and foreign exchange rates permit.
  • The fees for the next year will be announced in February and will depend on the exchange value of the dollar at the time. This fee will then be guaranteed and will not be subject for increases or rebates arising from exchange rate fluctuations.

The fee covers:

  • Tuition for courses receiving academic credit, and full or partial fees for ateliers in studio art, dance, etc. receiving academic credit. (including orientation, registration at Paris institutions, all instruction, turorials, and advising, all group excursions organized through the semester.
  • Comprehensive health and travel Insurance, liability insurance for the duration of the semester/year.
  • Room and board for the semester/year (Includes host family lodging and demi-pension: breakfast 7 days/week and dinner 6 days/week, household linens, and laundry, except during Christmas and spring vacations. Independent living students are refunded by the same amount).
  • Group excursions to Loire Valley chateaux, Mont Saint Michel (for full-year and spring semester students), trips to the South of France and Versailles (for full-year and fall semester students), various day trips and several social events.

The fee does NOT include:

  • Group flight, round-trip airfare to France: $800-1,000
  • Excess baggage fees (more than 1 bag): $100
  • Passport fees (new or renewing): $110-135
  • Visa application fees, photographs, residency permits: $300
  • Meals not included in fee: $1,500
  • Books and academic supplies: $200
  • Rental or purchase of required cell phone – does not include usage fees: $20-100
  • Local transportation: $300
  • Personal expenses: $1,000
  • Personal Travel (depending on amount and destination of weekend and vacation travel): $1,500


1. Non-refundabe $50 application fee.
2. Non-refundable deposit of $650 due within 2 weeks after acceptance into the program.
3. Balance of program fee due upon receipt of invoice (July 1 and December 1).

Students must check with their home college or university to inquire about payment procedures.

Deposits, tuition fees, and other payments may be paid by:

  • Check payable to JYF in Paris, P.O. Box 1075, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
  • Online using a debit card, credit card, or e-check at Sweet Briar College Online Payments. For Payment Type, please select “JYF in Paris”

Payment Plans

As a convenience, Sweet Briar has arranged with Tuition Management Services to facilitate payment terms. Please contact Tuition Management Systems at 800-722-4867 or sbc.afford.com. If you have any questions about this option, please contact the JYF office.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Refunds are made only when withdrawal is requested by JYF or the student’s home college for academic reasons or reasons of health. In the event of withdrawal, home college and/or student will be refunded according to the following schedule:

Fall semester

Spring semester

Amount of
paid balance refunded

March 15– April 30

Oct. 15 – Nov.15

Full refund

Between to
May 1 – August 31

Nov. 15 – Dec. 31


After September 1

After January 1

No Refund