Kasteel Well

2014 - 2015 Estimated Costs

Please note that all financial aid, including Emerson grants and scholarships will transfer to a fall or spring semester at Kasteel Well. If you are currently paying under a deferred payment plan such as Tuition Pay, you will want to increase your tuition cost by $2,690 (the current cost of the KW travel package).


Fall 2014 Costs

Tuition (Full Time - 12 - 16 credits) - per credit cost is $1,145 Undergrads $18,325
Room and Board per semester (14 meals per week at the castle) Single $7,798
Double $7,548
Triple $7,298
Quad $7,048
Estimated European Travel Package (see details below) Note: If you purchase your own flight ticket to/from Europe, a portion of this amount will be deducted from your bill $2,690

Estimated EC Aetna Student Health Insurance –Yearly 8/15/2014 – 8/14/2015 - this charge will automatically appear on the Fall term bill. If you have the mandatory insurance coverage required for living in Europe, you can waive this. If your current plan meets the coverage requirements, please follow instructions for the Student Health Insurance Plan Online Waiver Form.

PLEASE VIEW THE HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE FOR MANDATORY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CASTLE STUDENTS.

$1, 822 (undergrads)

Undergraduate Student Services Fee (includes Health Clinic Fee, Student Government Association Fee and Registration Fee)

$350
Orientation Fee: Europe $35
TOTAL Estimated for a student in a TRIPLE room, keeping the EC health insurance plan, and travelling on the group flight $30,520
+ Average amount of "spending money" for a semester abroad (includes average spent on weekend meals, entertainment, shopping, air and rail fare for independent travels, bus tickets & taxi money, accommodation, mobile phone costs, etc. - (see below for details) $ 4,500 - $5,000

Cost Difference between a semester in Boston and a semester at the Castle: $7,225 ($5,000 in spending money +  $35 castle orientation fee + $2690 travel package cost)

Costs in effect as of 8/25/14 - subject to change

Please see below for a breakdown of spending money and for what is and what is not included in the travel package cost.


Spring 2015 Estimated Costs

Tuition (Full Time - 12 - 16 credits) (per credit $1,145) Undergrads $18,325
Room and Board per semester (14 meals per week) Single $7,798
Double $7,548
Triple $7,298
Quad $7,048
*Estimated European Travel Package (see details below) Note: If you purchase your own flight ticket to/from Europe, a portion of this amount will be deducted from your bill $2,690*

Undergraduate Student Services Fee (includes Health Clinic Fee, Student Government Association Fee and Registration Fee)

$350
Orientation Fee: Europe $35
TOTAL Estimated for a student in a TRIPLE room who is traveling on the group flight $28,698
+ Average amount of "spending money" for a semester abroad (includes average spent on weekend meals, entertainment, shopping, air and rail fare for independent travels, bus tickets & taxi money, accommodation, mobile phone costs, etc. - (see below for details) +$4,500 - $5,000

Cost Difference between a semester in Boston and a semester at the Castle: $7,225 ($5,000 in spending money +  $35 castle orientation fee + $2690 travel package cost)

Costs in effect as of 9/4/14 - subject to change

Please see below for a breakdown of spending money and for what is and what is not included in the travel package cost.


WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN TRAVEL PACKAGE THAT APPEARS ON CASTLE STUDENTS BILLS?

Included in the European Travel Package Cost

Not Included in the Travel Package Cost

  • R/T airfare: Boston/Amsterdam.
  • * A portion of this amount will be deducted from your bill if you make your own flight arrangements (this credit varies each semester, $850 - $1100)
  • Arrival and Departure (group) ground transportation to/from Schiphol Airport to/ from Kasteel Well
  • One-way transportation to the required group excursion cities - PAY ATTENTION: students must arrange and pay for their transportation back to the castle (or other cities they may want to travel to) at the end of group excursions.
  • Required excursion city hotel accommodations and some meals
  • Required excursion city museum admissions and special event entry tickets
  • Third Party Liability Insurance. This policy will cover a student’s personal liability for damages, loss of property, injury, or death caused or inflicted while participating in the Kasteel Well Program
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY MEALS
  • Individual transportation costs for a one-way return trip back to the castle (or other travel destinations) at the end of required GROUP field excursions. This includes the group excursions to Amsterdam, Vienna and Madrid.

Additional Spending Money Needed:

Most students said they needed about €200 per weekend for spending money (not including travel and accommodation costs)

Spending Money for the Kasteel Well Program, $4,500 - $5,000: Most spring and fall semester students need $4,500 - $5,000 in spending money for the semester. Many students will spend more money, some will spend less; the amount you need depends on your personal travel style, how many weekends you travel away from the castle and how much shopping you do. A recent survey of former KW students revealed these averages:

Mobile Phone: For safety purposes, all castle students are now required to carry a mobile phone that functions in Europe.

Health Insurance Coverage in Europe: Participants in the Kasteel Well Program must have an insurance plan that provides coverage outside of the United States. Please visit the Health Insurance Requirements section to view mandatory insurance coverage requirements for castle students.

For additional information, call 617-824-8567 or email castle@emerson.edu.