2021-22 Tuition & Fees

Annual 2021-22
From departure late-August to the end of the academic year late-May

Fall 2021
From departure late-August to the end of semester late December
Spring 2022
From departure early January to end of academic year late May

Please Note: Effective with the 2023-24 academic year, Hamilton students participating in the Hamilton in France off-campus study program will be charged the equivalent of Hamilton’s comprehensive fee.

HiF comprehensive tuition and fees cover many amenities including (see details below)

  • Tuition and course-related expenses
  • Round-trip airfare from program-designated US airport
  • CISI International Health insurance
  • Full room in homestays and most board
  • A rich program of activities and excursions throughout France
  • Stipend to cover partial cost of local cultural activities and wellness activities
Tuition and Fees Covers
  • All Instruction & Advising: All courses including orientation; registration tuition at partner universities and institutions where students take courses for credit; cost of internship for selected students; visits and events included in designated courses or required for some courses; and tutorial sessions for designated classes. Students receive personal advising in support of their individual academic goals.
    *Note: Tuition insurance is highly recommended and automatically applied by Hamilton College. Students wishing to opt out of tuition insurance must contact the Student Accounts Office at Hamilton College.
  • Group Travel: Round-trip flight from a designated US airport (usually JFK) to France, and return from Paris to the same airport at the end of the year or the semester.
    *Note: All students must use our group flight with our own travel agent. Students who absolutely have to travel independently may receive partial credit after paying for their tickets, sending exact itinerary, and informing Hamilton in France in writing prior to group ticketing.
  • CISI International Health Insurance: This insurance covers medical and emergency evacuation costs for illness, accident, injury that occur while abroad (additional details). All students receive a CISI Consulate letter directly from CISI for their Visa Application.
    *Note: Students must still maintain proof of personal accident and health insurance (through home or school). Students also have the option to purchase additional insurance for personal effects in France for approximately 100 dollars.
  • Homestay: Room and half-board as stipulated under housing/homestays. Five/Six dinners and breakfasts when classes are in session. Room without board during breaks.
  • Cultural Excursions: A program of study trips that includes travel, lodging, all meals, visits by specialists, and group cultural activities (visits, films, exhibitions) in and around Paris. Access to a program of high quality speakers at Reid Hall through Columbia Global Centers.
  • Stipend: HiF reimburses up to $75 a semester for wellness/sports activities and $75 for French related cultural activities. These are reimbursed against receipts at the end of the semester.
Not Included
  • Passport and visa (approx $400)
  • health insurance
  • personal expenses
  • textbooks and study materials (approx $200 per semester)
  • cost of private music lessons or materials for fine arts classes
  • cost for baggage in excess of amount allowed by airline
  • laundry and dry cleaning in excess of agreement with host
  • Paris transportation pass (approx $300 per semester/$500 per year)
  • fees for sports activities; non-credit bearing extracurricular activities
  • trips not organized by the program; lunches and one dinner per week
  • board during winter and spring vacations (room is available during vacations)

Payment Schedule

full academic year (two semesters)
Within 14 days after acceptance (Deposit) $600
August 15 (Fall Billing Due) 50% of annual tuition & fees
January 10 (Spring Billing Due) Full balance due
fall semester
Within 14 days after acceptance (Deposit) $600
August 15 Full balance due
spring semester 
Within 14 days after acceptance (Deposit) $600
January 10 Full balance due
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