For 2012-13 academic year the fixed cost of education before financial aid is:
Tuition $ 9,800.00
Scaptopara I & II $ 1,240.00
Scaptopara III $ 1,550.00
Student Activities Fee $ 350.00
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for 2012-2013 is $9,800. 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. All full-time students are expected to live in an AUBG residence hall unless they receive a waiver of this requirement. In addition, all students are charged a Student Activity fee to cover co-curricular activities, clubs, special events, and recreation and athletic activities. This activity fee is applied to all students, including those living off campus, dependents of employees, and students from Blagoevgrad.
Tuition for part-time students is calculated on a credit-hour basis. The current rate for 2012-2013 is $408 per credit hour. Part-time non-degree-seeking students are ineligible for any financial aid through AUBG. Part-time students are ineligible for student loans, work-study and scholarships.
AUBG students enrolled in independent study, senior thesis, senior project, or academic internships over the summer pay $204 per credit hour.
Costs for dining at the Canteen are estimated at $1,200 per year and required textbook expenses are estimated at $300. There are no additional fees for health service, Internet service, use of the technology labs, or counseling services. International students are responsible for mandatory health insurance ($120 estimated), entry visa fees (EUR 100) and Bulgarian ID card for foreigners (EUR 285). Students will want to include the travel costs to and from their home and the University as part of their financial planning.
Accounts are opened for each student in order to handle both charges and credits. Tuition, housing fees, and student activity fees are charged to the student account before the start of each semester. These charges must be paid in full by August 20 for the fall semester and by January 10 for the spring semester. Students who fail to make payment by the deadline are assessed a $50 late payment fee and are subject to cancellation of their course registration at any time.
Throughout the semester, students may charge purchases from the AUBG Bookstore and Canteen. Credits for work-study, 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.
AUBG reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of its financial aid policies, tuition, and other fees.