Thinking about studying in Europe? Can you afford not to?
The average cost of tuition at a public college in the United States is $9,970 if you stay in-state and $25,620 if you go out of state. In-state tuition is at its highest in New Hampshire and Vermont, while out-of-state tuition can hit as much as $36,840 in Michigan. This does not include room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other expenses. When it comes to making such an important financial decision, you need to be certain you have considered every option to make the right choice for you and your future.
Cheaper than you might think!
Tuition fees at universities in Switzerland are relatively low compared to other countries in Europe and can be as little as $1,500 per year. Swiss scholarships are also available to international students to help towards living costs and academic fees. Of course, studying in Europe is not cheap but you may find that it is not as expensive as you first thought, particularly when you consider all the benefits studying abroad and experiencing a different culture can offer and the advantages it provides when you’re looking to enter the world of work after graduation. The opportunity to acquire an American style education in the heart of Europe is one many US students find hard to resist. The cost of living in Europe can be tailored to fit all budgets and making the most of your experience by visiting as many countries as possible is affordable and easy. Once you’re in Europe you will also become savvier about knowing how to keep costs down, as opposed to tourists who don’t know any better and can often find themselves exploited by high prices.
Cost benefits of studying at Franklin University Switzerland
Per-year tuition fees at Franklin University Switzerland are on a par with most out-of-state costs at New England universities, and are actually cheaper than those at the University of Vermont, for example.
Tuition fees at Franklin also include two required weeks of Academic Travel per semester, allowing you to experience everything Europe has to offer in a way that fits in well with your curriculum and is taught by a faculty member in a field related to their academic expertise. Embarking on such a trip from the US could run well into thousands of dollars but once you’re already in Europe these experiences become much more affordable.
Swiss law requires all students to be covered by Swiss medical insurance, the cost of which varies according to age and circumstance but for non-Swiss citizens costs an average of just $1,580 per year, giving you peace of mind that any unforeseen medical issues would be dealt with affordably.