Tuition & Fees


CEFAM’s academic program, based on the American model, allows students a large amount of flexibility in organizing their program. Students may take anywhere from 4 to 7 courses per semester and adapt the semester costs accordingly. A 3-credit course is billed 681 euros.

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Undergraduate Program

On average, tuition fees per academic year for the first three years at CEFAM in Lyon cost approximately 8,159 € per year.

The exact cost per year for the 2023-2024 academic year is provided below:

  • Freshman Year – 1st year: 10,384 €
  • Sophomore Year – 2nd Year: 8,976 €
  • Junior Year – 3rd year 5,117 €
  • Senior Year – 4th year (CEFAM) 12 158 €.
  • Senior Year – 4th year (USA partner) range from $32,000 to $40,000. Students pay their tuition fees directly to the partner university only for the 4th year.
  • Senior Year – 4th and 5th years (Canadian partner) Approximately 25 000 € total

The tuition fees appear in the study contract sent to each student before each registration and/or re-registration. They can be revised during the course from one year to the next.

Scholarships and Financing

Several solutions exist to help you finance your education at CEFAM:

  • Adapting your schedule and course load to be able to work part-time
  • Partnerships with banks for loans at preferential rates and many other advantages
  • Personalized financing plans available with installments
  • Honor scholarships awarded each year
  • Erasmus grants for European internships
  • Student jobs

Scholarships and Financing for the United States

Merit scholarships are awarded to CEFAM students based on their academic results when they transfer to select partner universities, ranging from $1,000 to $23,000