In addition to program fees, you should budget for the following out-of-pocket expenses
Semester Year
Transport to/from Athens, Greece $1,500 $1,500
Other estimated expenses* $3,250 $6,600
Out-of-pocket estimates total
*Breakdown of other estimated expenses
Semester Year
Meals not provided by CYA $2,000 $4,000
Local transportation $150 $300
Books & supplies $150 $300
Personal expenses # $750 $1,500
Visa/Residence Permit $200 $500
$3,250 $6,600
$21,850 $39,500
TOTAL Cost of Attendance (COA)
$26,600 $47,600

** Again, please check these fees with your home study abroad office.

# Please note that personal expenses (meals, entertainment, laundry, incidentals) vary widely from student to student and can range between €40 and €100 per week. Visit OANDA for currency conversion between US Dollars ($) and Euros (€).

Independent travel outside of Athens has not been calculated in the above COA. There is a weeklong recess each semester and a number of free 3-day weekends during which most students choose to travel on their own. In planning a budget students should also take into account their own individual travel costs.

Please note that the Visa costs given can vary due to changes in Greek government requirements and/or exchange rates.

Damage Deposit:  CYA issues you a set of keys for your apartment, a remote control for the clima unit (heating/cooling) in your bedroom, and books and course materials for your personal use during the semester.  A $250 deposit will be collected from each student prior to arrival to cover the damage or loss of items issued.  The deposit will be returned after items have been returned in good condition.  The $250 does not cover the replacement cost for all items issued; therefore, failure to return all items issued by the end of the semester may result in replacement costs beyond the deposit amount.  Please be aware that a transcript will not be issued until all items are returned or replacement costs, if necessary, are paid.

Full-Year Students

Students who attend College Year in Athens for two consecutive semesters receive a 25% discount on tuition for the second semester. Full-year students are permitted to remain in student housing, at no extra charge, during the interval between semesters. The dining room, however, is not open between semesters, so students should budget for meals for this period as well as any travel they may wish to do (or for a second transatlantic airfare if they choose to go home).