CVEC: Student and Campus Life Contribution

WHAT IS IT ?

Students admitted to an institution of higher education in France are subject to a fee known as the CVEC, which helps to finance on-campus programs that enhance the student experience. Only students currently pursuing a degree at another university (COOP exchange students and independent visiting students) are exempt from this fee.

 

Who needs to complete the CVEC?
Student status Do I need to do the CVEC?
First-year student Yes
First-year abroad (USC/GW/Tulane) student Yes
Transfer student Yes
Graduate student Yes
Visiting student (one-semester and one-year) No

 

COST / PAYMENT
  • The amount of this new annual fee for the 2021/22 academic year is €92.
  • The fee is to be paid directly to the French Authorities each year. AUP needs you to show proof of payment before you can check in for Fall 2021.  You will not need to pay this fee again in Spring 2021.
  • The CVEC may be paid online or in cash (at the post office)

 

PREPARE THESE DOCUMENTS AS YOU WILL NEED TO UPLOAD THEM:
  • AUP Enrollment Certificate: Download a PDF from the Student Portal; entering students can upload their AUP Acceptance Letter instead
  • A picture or scan of your ID document (passport, driver's license, government issued ID card)

 

NEXT STEPS
  1. Go to cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr (for more information on the CVEC). 
  2. Select “OBTENIR MON ATTESTATION” to create your account and obtain your proof of payment. At present the payment platform is only available in French. You can download English language instructions from Campus France or follow the CVEC – AUP Student Guide.
  3. When asked to select your university (établissement) select: AUTRE
  4. Uploading your “CVEC attestation” here.  Please ensure the document you upload is the formal Attestation PDF; your proof of payment or a screenshot of the page will not be accepted.

Please Note:

  • Save your “CVEC attestation” PDF as you will need it when you apply for Social Security in France
  • Uploading your “CVEC attestation” will allow you to check in for the semester. If you do not check in, you risk your courses being dropped, as per our check-in policy.
 

 

What can I have access to through CVEC?

CROUS

Restaurants are accessible to all students including AUP, but due to the current context, the CROUS de Paris offers only take-out.

They offer a full menu (starter, main dish, dessert) in university restaurants at 3.30 € for students from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please have a look at the CROUS list open restaurants which offer a full menu for take-out and accept cash payments.

Students need to present their student cards when paying to benefit from this discount.

1Euro meal offer/ IZLY Account:

Once you have paid the CVEC, you will receive an email sent to the email address you have provided with the title "Activating your Izly account". This email contains an activation link and a temporary secret code. Click on the activation link and enter the secret code to be redirected to the activation form. Please look for this email in your spam.

After that, you would need to create your IZlY identification account (email, first name/last name or your phone number).

Once you completed all these steps, you will be able to charge your IZLY account, which will allow you to benefit from the 1Euro offer.

If you don’t receive an activation email for Izly, you need to email assistance-izlyatcrous-paris.fr with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Student Number: (you can obtain this from the PDF you upload to AUP to prove your CVEC payment)
  • Name of school
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • CROUS city: Paris

Once you receive the code, you will be able to activate your account online.

 

 

Frequently asked Questions

 

Does this apply to me as well, as a French citizen?

Yes, absolutely. It applies to all students in France.

 

I will graduate from AUP at the end of the Fall semester, do I still have to pay this fee?

Yes you do. This annual fee is due every academic year, even if you don’t stay for the whole year.

 

AUP doesn’t show in the drop down list of universities. What do I do?

Please select “Autres

 

Can AUP pay this fee and charge my student account?

No, as per governmental regulations every student has to pay themselves and present their payment attestation to their university. AUP students upload their attestation here.

 

I am only registered into an Internship or a Thesis Extension semester, do I owe CVEC ?

Your internship/thesis registration gives you student status, therefore you owe the CVEC fee.

 

Payment by Cash at a La Poste office (Eficash)

By choosing this payment method:

  • You immediately receive a payment notice to present at any La Poste office (Eficash). In addition to 92 €, you must pay a postal fee of 5 €.
  •  Within 2 business days after your payment, you will receive an attestation d’acquittement by e-mail, to be submitted to your establishment.