CYA Semester / Year Fees




Tuition $16,800 Tuition $29,400
Room $3,900 Room $7,800
Board $1,150 Board $2,240

Depending on your home college/university, your cost for the billable fees above may be different.  Be sure to check with your study abroad office.

Full year students receive a 25% reduction on tuition for the second semester and are permitted to stay in CYA housing, at no extra charge, during the interval between semesters.

Public University Scholarships 

Students from public universities in the United States and Canada will receive an automatic scholarship of $3,000 per semester. They are also eligible to apply for a CYA Supplemental Scholarship.

What’s Included

The College Year in Athens tuition and fees cover:

  • Tuition (four or five courses per semester)
  • Housing
  • Mid-day meal: Monday through Friday (except on field study, holidays, and recesses)
  • Field study (including entrance fees to sites and museums)
  • Pre-departure material
  • Supplemental hospitalization insurance
  • Arrival day airport meet-and-assist services
  • Orientation and acculturation activities
  • Use of course materials during the semester
  • Free Internet access in the CYA computer lab as well as free Wi-Fi for laptop users throughout the Academic Center and in the student apartments
  • Assistance in obtaining Greek telephone numbers
  • Student support services
  • Transcript sent to home institution

Program fees do not cover personal travel (including travel between home and Athens), meals other than those mentioned above, costs associated with obtaining a student visa and residence permit, personal belongings insurance, medical care not covered under the program’s supplemental hospitalization insurance, personal expenses and incidentals (see Semester Estimated Budget).

Students living with relatives in Athens are charged for board but not for housing.

Students are encouraged to consult with their home institutions about total costs: some schools charge an additional administrative fee for off-campus study, while others keep students fully enrolled and charge regular on-campus fees.