In addition to program fees, you should budget for the following out-of-pocket expenses
Transport to/from Athens, Greece$1,500$1,500
Other estimated expenses (see breakdown below)$5,400$10,900
Out-of-pocket estimates total
Breakdown of other estimated expenses
Meals not provided by CYA*
(dinners, meals on holidays, recess & study travel)
Local transportation$150$300
Books & supplies$150$300
Personal expenses **$900$1,800
Greek cellphone costs***$100$200
Visa/Residence Permit$200$500
Total Other Estimated Expenses

*As questions about food costs and budgeting for food arise frequently, CYA has put together an Estimated Food Budget guide based on information collected from previous students.  This budget guide refers only to food and not to any incidentals or other personal expenses.

**Please note that personal expenses (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 (€).

*** Students are required to maintain a Greek cellphone connection for the duration of their stay in Greece. CYA assists students in obtaining and activating a basic pay-as-you-go connection through Vodafone upon arrival.

Total cost of attendance
Estimated out of pocket Expenses $6,900$12,400
Total Billable Fees **** $25,500$46,200

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

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).