On entering ENA, students become trainee civil servants, and as such receive a government salary and are subject to the obligations incumbent on civil servants.
In exchange for the government’s financing of their course of study, students agree to continue in government service for a minimum of ten years.
Student salaries are as follows:
- €1,396,82 net per month for those entering directly from the university system ("concours externe")
- €2,138,05 net per month for students coming from the civil service ("concours interne")
- €2,138,05 net for students coming from the private sector ("troisième concours").
Tuition is free. Students provide their own food and lodgings.