Cost Breakdown for ESSCA Angers (Summer)

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your study abroad program. Students often pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships, grants, and alternative loans. The total amount listed as the Total Program Cost is the maximum amount of aid you can receive from GVSU. This estimated cost of attendance does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, simply the cap on how much could be award to you.

Costs Billed to GVSU




GVSU Tuition - up to 6 credits


Paid to GVSU. Covers in-state, upper level tuition for 6 credits.

ESSCA Program Fee


Paid to GVSU. ESSCA program fee, (2300 Euro) covers the cost of housing, transportation to Brussels and Paris, some meals, & entrance fees. Subject to change due to exchange fluctuations

IS 380 Course Fee


Paid to GVSU. The course fee for IS 380 is $28 per credit hour. Participants on this program will register for 6 credits of IS 380.

Additional Costs




Passport & Visa


Passport processing fees $145.



Paid to Airline Provider.

Health insurance/ISIC

$28 - $200

ISIC basic card or ISIC Premium card. Students who have insurance coverage that meet the program requirements do not have to purchase an additional policy.



On-site personal expenses. Costs for meals will largely depend on a person's spending habits. Students who prepare meals at home rather than eating out regularly may dramatically reduce the cost for meals. This estimate is based on approx. 85 Euro per week.


included in program fee

see ESSCA brochure for housing details.

Books & Supplies


On-site personal expenses. 

Personal Expenses

$500 - $600 (based on $100-$150 USD per week)

On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation not provided by the program, laundry and other basic necessities.


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$9,023 - $9,295*** (based on upper level, in-state tuition rates for 2018-2019)


***The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant’s personal spending habits and lifestyle. Personal travel, entertainment, gifts, souvenirs, and other types of personal spending are costs not reflected in the above estimates.

Page last modified August 29, 2018