The Tuition and Fees shown below are in US Dollars (USD). These prices apply to US nationals or permanent residents and to Canadian nationals. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please see the same information in Swiss Francs (CHF).

Undergraduate Programs
(Bachelor of Arts, AYF, Study Abroad)

Cost of Attendance

The actual cost of attendance will vary depending on circumstances, based on how far you have to travel to reach Franklin, the choices you make regarding meals and housing, and more. The costs can be broken into Direct vs. Indirect costs (see below).

Direct Costs

These will appear on the billing statement each semester and may vary based on the cost of housing and meal plan the student chooses. These costs include tuition, university fees, room and board as well as Swiss health insurance. Exact amounts or averages for these costs (for example for housing or insurance) are provided below.

Tuition and Fees Per Semester Per Year
Academic Tuition
Includes Academic Travel
(Required, two weeks each semester)
$21,000 $42,000
Annual University Fees $710 $1420
Orientation Fee (new incoming students only) $500 $500
Housing and Meals    
Average Residence Hall $5,045 $10,090
Meal Plan (required for all first-year students) $1,600 $3,200
Health Insurance    
Average Insurance for Non-Swiss citizens* $790 $1,580

*Swiss law requires that all students are covered by Swiss medical insurance. The cost varies according to the age of the student. For information regarding the cost of Swiss medical insurance for 2017-2018 please see Health and Counseling.

Indirect Costs

These costs are incidental to the student’s attendance and are fully managed by the student and their family. These costs include travel costs to/from Franklin each semester, the purchase of books and supplies as well as personal costs for weekend travel, toiletries, and such. Each family can reduce these costs by planning travel early, sending care packages from home that include lower priced toiletries, buying used books and more.

Typical Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Books and other materials $700 $1,400
Travel to and from campus (average cost of an intercontinental flight) $1,000 $2,000
Average cost for personal expenses, off-campus meals, independent travel (based on student surveys) $1,500 $3,000

Total Average Cost of Attendance

Based on the above estimates and average costs, the typical total cost of attendance for a non-Swiss, new incoming undergraduate student (e.g. a first-year undergraduate student, incoming study abroad student or transfer student) coming from the US or Canada would calculate as follows:

  Average Direct Costs   Average Indirect Costs   Total
First Semester $29,045 + $3,200 = $32,245
Second Semester $28,545 + $3,200 = $31,745

Payment Due Dates

The payment dates for 2017 are as follows:

Summer I 2017 May 2, 2017
Summer II 2017 June 2, 2017
Fall 2017 July 28, 2017
Spring 2018 December 18, 2017

Refund policy

For information on refund policy, please see Payment and Refunds.

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Graduate Programs

Tuition for the Master of Science in International Management is paid in Swiss Francs only.

As a graduate student you should expect the following average direct and indirect annual costs:

Tuition CHF 22,500
Academic Travel CHF 2,300
Housing (if living on campus) CHF 11,020
Health Insurance CHF 1,590**
Meal plan (optional) CHF 3,200
Other expenses (travel, books, meals out, entertainment, personal items - estimate) CHF 7,500

**CHF1,930 if born on or before 31.12.1990. Rates for non-Swiss citizens. Different rates apply for Swiss citizens (including dual nationality).

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Summer Programs

Undergraduate Programs

You may register for a maximum of two courses in each summer session. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States or Canada can pay in US dollars at the prices listed below. Students from all other countries must pay in Swiss francs. For more information on ways to pay, please see Payment Options.

Application Fee*** $40
Enrollment Deposit**** $150
Tuition (per course) $3,375
Housing (per 4-week session) $1,100
Estimated cost for textbooks (per course) $200
Meal plan***** (per 4-week session) $350

*** The application is fee due upon submission of your application.
**** A per student non-refundable enrollment confirmation deposit is due at the time of course enrollment.
***** The meal plan is an open account/dining credit plan that covers approximately 6 meals per week (breakfast, lunch or dinner).

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High School Programs

Tuition, room and board $3,380

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Summer payments and refunds

Invoices will be sent to students after they are accepted to the summer session. Late payment fees will apply after payment due dates. For students accepted after payment due dates, invoices are payable within 10 days of invoicing or before the first day of class, whichever first applies. No student will be admitted into courses or residences if full payment has not been remitted.

Refund and Cancellation Policies

There is a refund of 75% of the tuition for courses dropped within the schedule change deadline (drop/add). Students who withdraw from a class within the first week will receive a 50% refund of tuition. There are no tuition refunds thereafter. The housing fee is not refundable. Travel deposit (mandatory for off-site travel courses) is non-refundable.

Late Withdrawal Fee

Withdrawals from the program must be communicated in writing. A withdrawal is considered late when it is received after the withdrawal deadline specified for each summer session (after payment due date). A late withdrawal fee of $375 will be assessed in such cases. Payment will be refunded in full for withdrawals received before the specified withdrawal deadlines.

Medical and Accidental Insurance

All students are responsible for their own accident and medical insurance coverage. Generally this is easily obtained by extending existing medical and accident insurance to include worldwide coverage during the time the student is away from home.

Note: Franklin University reserves the right to modify or cancel courses or programs as may be required by unforeseen circumstances. In cases of cancellation by Franklin University, all payments made to the University will be refunded in full.