Along with their application, students are charged a deposit of €160. The price of photocopies used during the year will be deducted from the deposit, and the balance returned to the student´s bank account after studies are completed. If students cancel their studies after the deposit has been paid, the school makes no refund. Some courses offer a study period abroad. In the event that a student does not want to participate in such a course, 50% of the college fees for that period will be charged. The course fees do not include teaching materials, any fees related to parts of the course held abroad or fees charged by open universities.
Students living on campus
The course fees for those who live on campus include tuition, accommodation and meals on working days (breakfast & lunch, with meals on order for the evening).
NB! Please note that on Fridays the kitchen closes after lunch for the weekend. Dormitories are furnished with kitchens for students to prepare their own meals.
Course fees depend on accommodation. For a 2-bed room in Toivola or Päivänpaiste the fee is €500 per month. Living in a 2-bed room in Loima or Paideia (equipped with WC and shower) the cost is €540 per month. Single accommodation costs €600 per week or €640 (equipped with WC and shower).
Students living off campus
Course fees for students living away from the campus are €90 per week (360€/month). The fee includes only tuition.
You can also pay the kitchen directly for each meal separately. Prices are:
Coffee only €1.00
Please inform the canteen at the beginning of your studies if you are on a special diet (allergies, vegetarian and so on).
Financial aid from kela
The purpose of student financial aid is to provide financial support towards study-related costs, to the extent that the provision of such support is not considered to be the responsibility of your parents and that you have not made other financial arrangements to secure a living income.
In order to qualify for student financial aid, you must
* have gained admission to post-comprehensive studies
* be a full-time student
* make satisfactory study progress
* and be in need of financial assistance.
More information about the study grant and the housing supplement can be found from the Kela pages.