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2023-24 Tuition & Fees

Fees for 2023-24 will be announced mid/end of March 2023. As reference, below are the fees for 2022-23.

Annual 2022-23
From departure late-August to the end of the academic year, May 18

Fall 2022
From departure late-August to the end of semester late December
Spring 2023
From departure in early January to the end of academic year, May 18

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  -- usually JFK (details on group flight vs flying independently/cost will be updated at a later date).
  • Partial 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
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  • 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: At this time, students are strongly encouraged to use our group flight with our own travel agent. Students who have reasons to travel independently will have the cost of the flight removed from their bill.  Students will be informed of deadline to choose group flight or not, procedures and costs around Mid-April for Fall and AY and end of October for Spring. 
  • Partial 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 Consulate letter  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.
  • Note: Insurance provider for 2023-24 will be announced soon. 
  • Homestay: Room and half-board as stipulated under housing/homestays. Five dinners and breakfasts when classes are in session. Room without board or cooking facilities 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 $450 + travel to the French consulate in the U.S.)
  • 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 $350 per semester/$500 per year)
  • Fees for sports activities; non-credit bearing extracurricular activities
  • Trips not organized by the program; lunches and two dinners per week
  • Board during winter and spring vacations (room is available during vacations, but no cooking facilities or meals provided).

Payment Schedule

full academic year (two semesters)
Within 14 days after acceptance (Deposit) $600
August 15 (Fall 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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