Art & Design Program Costs

Art & Design at PCA - Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Full Academic Year

Program Fees

Single Semester (Fall 2023 or Spring 2024): $24,350

Program Fee: $16,750
Homestay Fee: $7,600

Full Year (2023-2024): $44,730

Program Fee: $31,050 ($16,750 in fall, 14,300 in spring)
Homestay Fee: $13,680 ($7,600 in fall, $6,080 in spring)

Students with documented need may inquire about financial assistance.

What the Program Fee Includes

The Program Fee includes instruction as well as an extensive cultural program:

  • Orientation program
  • On-going academic support
  • Access to extensive studio facilities
  • Independent study projects and internships for eligible students
  • Liability insurance
  • Public transportation pass for unlimited travel within Paris and Ile-de-France
  • Computer facilities
  • Free access to most museums
  • Carte Louvre Jeunes, unlimited access to permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at the Musée du Louvre.
  • Walking tours and visits in Paris
  • Other student-life activities (pétanque, parties, movie nights, etc.)

Please note: Personal expenses, passport and visa/titre de séjour fees, textbooks and study materials, musical instrument rentals, practice rooms, art supplies, cell phones, personal health insurance, transatlantic transportation or any trips not organized by CUPA or Paris College of Art are not included in the program fee.

What the Home Stay Fee Includes

  • Room and board during the length of the Program
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners per week*
  • Household linens
  • Laundry facilities

*Except during School breaks

Estimated Additional Expenses

The following are estimates of additional expenses not covered by the CUPA tuition fee. These figures are obtained by averaging reported student expenses over the course of a semester. How much you actually spend during your time in Paris will ultimately depend on your lifestyle.

Required Expenses

  • Additional meals: 1 800 € *
  • Books, art, and academic supplies: 450 €
  • Cell phone expenses: 550 €
  • Insurance, visa, and passport fees: 550 €
  • Personal items: 300 €
  • Transatlantic airfare: 900 €

Optional Expenses

  • Cultural expenses: 250 €
  • Cafés, restaurants, etc.: 375 €
  • Vacation travel, major purchases: 600 €

*For students who have chosen to live independently, this figure will be higher.