The fee for the 2013-14 Hamilton Junior Year in France academic year is $48,100. The fee for the 2014-15 academic year will be announced in the acceptance letter.
The annual fee is set from the period extending from departure in late August to the end of the academic year. Every effort has been made to avoid hidden expenses in order to keep the overall cost as low as possible.
The annual fee covers the following:
The annual fee does not include the following: insurances, personal expenses, textbooks and study materials, passport and visa, cost for baggage in excess of amount allowed by airline, laundry and dry cleaning, Paris transportation, fees for sports activities, trips not organized by the Junior Year in France, lunches and one dinner a week, board during winter and spring vacations.
(non-refundable, to be paid when application is submitted)
Within 21 days after acceptance
(non-refundable, applicable to HCJYF tuition fee)
|August 15 (1st payment)||35% of yearlong tuition & fees|
|October 15 (2nd payment)||35%|
|December 15 (3rd payment)||Balance remaining|
For Fall semester students, HCJYF tuition and fees are due in full by: August 15.
For Spring semester students, HCJYF tuition and fees are due in full by: December 15.
Many colleges have cooperative arrangements that transfer fellowships and financial aid from the home institution to the Hamilton College Junior Year in France. In addition, most educational loan arrangements will apply to our study abroad program. For further details, please inquire at the financial aid office of your college or university, or call the Hamilton College Junior Year in France office.
All payments should be made by check, payable to HAMILTON COLLEGE JUNIOR YEAR IN FRANCE (in care of the Hamilton College Business Office, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323) in order to guarantee proper crediting to the student's individual account.
The refund policy for HCJYF students who withdraw from the program voluntarily or due to illness, or who are dismissed during any semester, is administered by the Business Office, under Student Accounts. Please see our policy at:
Amounts refunded refer to tuition and fees only. The HCJYF cannot refund travel expenses. Students who have purchased a ticket with the group should contact the airlines about any changes or refunds on their ticket.
Annual students who withdraw after one semester will be billed at the cost for Fall semester and will pay a $1500 administrative fee to cover expenses incurred in their early withdrawal.
Please note that the date of withdrawal is understood as the date on which the student leaves the program and moves out of the host family's residence.
Accident and health insurance is required of all students. All members of the group must submit evidence of insurance coverage for their time in Europe. The HCJYF encourages its students to purchase tuition insurance.
The program may provide modest scholarship aid to students who demonstrate financial need. Students must return proof of need with their application material to be considered for financial aid.
In April and in July prior to departure, the director sends bulletins to accepted students containing important pre-departure instructions and detailed practical information concerning the year's study abroad.