Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris and Nice

Cost: Year & Semester Programs in Paris

Fees

Fees for 2014-15
Full Year $40,500
Fall Semester $21,400
Spring Semester $20,800
(airfare is not included)

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.

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

The fee covers:

  • Round-trip air transportation (group departure) from Washington, DC to Paris (fall and year only), bus travel from Paris to Tours and Tours to Paris, and baggage handling from Washington, DC to Paris (fall semester)
  • 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 Paris:
    • 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 Christmas and spring vacations
    • 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 cover:

  • Round-trip airfare to France (spring only)
  • 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
  • Excess baggage fees (more than 1 bag)

Other Expenses

Estimate of Other Expenses for 2014-15
Expenses Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
Meals not included in fee $5,400 $2,400 $3,000
Books and academic supplies $700 $350 $350
Public transportation in Tours and Paris $810 $500 $500
Passport, photographs, vis, residency permit fee, etc. $350 $350 $350
Additional personal expenses and trips $5,400 $2,400 $3,000
Total $12,660 $6,000 $7,200

The 2014-15 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 Academic Management Services to facilitate payment terms. Information about this payment plan is available from the JYF office.

Some colleges and universities will collect fees for 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.

Payment

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 2014-15

Academic Year
Upon Acceptance $500
July 1 $20,900
November 1 $19,100
(remaining balance)

Fall Semester
Upon Acceptance $500
July 1 $20,900

Spring Semester
Upon Acceptance $500
November 15 $20,300

Refunds for 2014-15

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 $10,450
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 $10,450
Withdrawal After August 15 No Refund

Spring Semester
Withdrawal Prior to November 15 $250
Withdrawal After December 1, but Before December 15 $10,150
Withdrawal After December 15 No Refund