Costs and Aid

Costs and Aid

AUBG is a unique university where talented students from diverse backgrounds come together to benefit from a world-class American liberal arts education. While students attending a similar four-year, liberal arts college in the USA would expect to pay costs four or five times higher than ours.

At AUBG, we believe costs should not limit a student's abilities and aspirations. That is why we provide an extraordinary $5 million annual financial assistance fund and why almost 74% of our students receive some form of financial aid. If you have academic potential, a thirst for knowledge, and a burning desire to succeed and make difference, we will do our best to assure that AUBG is within your financial means.

When you apply to AUBG, we work with you to identify all the resources available to you, including family resources, loans, and employment opportunities as Student Assistants and with work-travel programs. Our Admissions Counselors are here to help you with deadlines and the application process for financial assistance.

Tuition and Fees

For the  2016-17 Academic Year the fixed cost of an AUBG education are as follows:

Average Tuition* $ 6,500
Housing
   Skaptopara I and II $ 1,410
   Skaptopara II triple rooms $ 1,210
   Skaptopara III

$ 1,750

Student Activity Fee $ 580

AUBG offers a variety of scholarships, financial aid and student loans available to qualifying students. For more information about tuition cost, please contact our admissions team at admissions@aubg.edu or visit the Contact Us pageGet your personalized advice today!

All full-time students are expected to live on campus unless they live locally with their immediate family. In addition, all students are charged a Student Activity fee to cover co-curricular activities, clubs, special events and recreation and athletic activities.

Tuition for part-time students is calculated on a credit-hour basis. Part-time students are ineligible for student loans, scholarships and participation in Student Assistants Program. Part-time non-degree-seeking students are ineligible for any financial aid through AUBG.

Students enrolled in an independent study, senior thesis, senior project, or summer academic internship over the summer pay one half of the standard credit-hour cost.

*Tuition is set annually and students may anticipate some increase over the four years of study. For those students receiving financial aid, AUBG practice has been to increase financial aid awards proportionally to the increase in tuition.

Additional Expenses

Costs for dining at the Canteen are estimated at $1,200 per year and required textbook expenses are estimated at $300. Incoming full-time students make a meal plan deposit of $300 per semester that can be used for purchasing meals in the student restaurant or in campus cafes. Additional funds can be deposited to the meal card.

There are no additional fees for use of health service, internet service, technology labs, or counseling services. 

International students are responsible for mandatory health insurance ($120 estimated), entry visa fees (EUR 100) and a Bulgarian ID card for foreigners (EUR 290). Students are encouraged to include the travel costs to and from their home and the University as part of their financial planning.

Student Accounts

Accounts are opened for each student in order to handle both charges and credits. Tuition, housing fee, student activity fee and meal plan deposit are applied to the student account before the start of each semester. These charges must be paid in full by August 10 for the fall semester and by January 10 for the spring semester. Students who fail to make payment by the deadline are assessed a $100 late payment fee and are subject to cancellation of their course registration.

Throughout the semester, students may charge purchases from the AUBG Bookstore and Canteen to their student accounts. Credits from Student Assistants Program, scholarships and other sources are applied to the account during the semester or at the beginning of the next semester. All students must pay any outstanding balance at the end of each semester and before pre-registration for next semester. 

Student accounts do not need to be pre-paid, but they must be settled before the deadline for the next semester or, for graduating seniors, before commencement. Students seeking a leave of absence must pay any balance due (including a late leave of absence fee, if applicable) before the leave is requested. Students with overdue accounts are subject to cancellation of their registration without prior notice.

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AUBG reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of its financial aid policies, tuition and other fees.

* For more detailed information on the costs at AUBG, click here.

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