Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris and Nice

Cost: Year & Semester Programs in Nice


Fees for 2015-16
Full Year $40,000
Fall Semester $21,200
Spring Semester $21,700

Every effort is made to keep the cost of JYF as low as rising prices and foreign exchange rates permit.

The fees for 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.

Please note that financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available.

The fee covers:

  • Tuition for courses receiving academic credit, and full or partial fees for Ateliers in studio art, dance, etc. receiving academic credit
  • Medical insurance and personal liability while abroad
  • In Tours (for full-year and fall semester students):
    • Room and demi-pension (breakfast seven days a week and dinner six days a week) for approximately two weeks
  • In Nice:
    • Room for approximately eight months (for full-year students), or four and a half months (for fall and spring semester students)
    • Demi-pension (breakfast seven days a week and dinner six days a week), except during semester and spring vacations
    • Group excursions to Paris, Avignon and Marseille, day trips to Villefranche, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes, Saint Paul de Vence, etc. and several social events

The fee does not cover:

  • Round-trip airfare to France
  • Books and academic supplies
  • Independent art and music instruction which does not result in college credit
  • Studio and piano rentals
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees

Other Expenses

Estimate of Other Expenses
Expenses Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
Meals not included in fee $4,500 $2,300 $2,500
Books and academic supplies $400 $200 $200
Public transportation in Tours and Nice $500 $250 $250
Passport, photographs, vis, residency permit fee, etc. $350 $350 $350
Additional personal expenses and trips $4,500 $2,000 $2,250
Total $10,250 $5,100 $5,550

The above estimate of expenses not included in the JYF program fee is based on the following exchange rate: 1€=$1.37. It excludes vacation travel, telephone bills and major purchases.

As a convenience to parents, Sweet Briar College has made arrangements with Tuition Management Systems to facilitate payment terms. Information about this payment plan is available from the JYF office.

Some colleges and universities will collect fees for the JYF and forward them to the Virginia office. Their schedule of payments may be slightly different from the above. They may add various fees payable by students away for the year in order for them to remain enrolled.


Deposits, tuition fees, and other payments may be submitted via personal check or online using a debit card, credit card or e-check. To pay online:

Payment Schedule for 2015-16

Academic Year
Upon Acceptance $500
July 1 $20,700
November 1 $18,800
(remaining balance)

Fall Semester
Upon Acceptance $500
July 1 $20,700

Spring Semester
Upon Acceptance $500
November 15 $21,200

Refunds for 2015-16

Refunds are made only when withdrawal is requested by JYF or the student’s home college for academic reasons or reasons of health.

Academic Year
Withdrawal Prior to April 1 $500
Withdrawal Prior to June 1 $250
Withdrawal After July 1, but Before August 15 $10,350
Withdrawal After August 15 No Refund

Fall Semester
Withdrawal Prior to April 1 $500
Withdrawal Prior to June 1 $250
Withdrawal After July 1, but Before August 15 $10,350
Withdrawal After August 15 No Refund

Spring Semester
Withdrawal Prior to November 15 $250
Withdrawal After December 1, but Before December 15 $10,600
Withdrawal After December 15 No Refund