US Transferable Credits: Certificate Program Costs

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COSTS 2019-20

The following cost information applies to the Certificate Program, including Semester Certificates, One-Year Certificates, and One-Year Professional/Advanced Certificates. For the LdM Italy Study Abroad Program costs, please click here.

Costs are dependent upon program and housing selection. We encourage students coming from an affiliate institution to contact their Study Abroad office regarding enrollment costs.

Please be sure to read carefully all conditions regarding your selections. Dates refer to arrival/departure, for more information please consult the academic calendar.

Certificate Programs (Year 1) are for students with no prior knowledge in the selected field. Professional/Advanced Certificate Programs (Year 2) are for student with a solid background in the selected field.

Certificate Program Tuition 2019-2020

Program                                                             Academic Sessions               Dates (arrival/departure) Tuition Cost 
Semester Certificate
• Architecture in Urban Context
• Interior Design in Contemporary Living
• Product Design towards Sustainability
• Visual Communication for Fashion
• Art of Cooking: Italian Gastronomy
• Art of Cooking: Balance in Nutrition
Fall 2019
Academic Semester
8/27 – 12/14 $8,600
Spring 2020
Academic Semester
1/28 – 5/16 $8,600
One-Year Certificate (Year 1)
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
• Fine Arts
• Graphic Design and Visual Communication
• Interior Design
• Jewelry Design
• Restoration and Conservation
Academic Year 2019-2020
(Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters)
8/27 – 5/16  $15,050
One-Year Professional / Advanced Certificate (Year 2)
• Fashion Design
• Fine Arts
• Interior Design
• Jewelry Design
• Restoration and Conservation
Academic Year 2019-2020
(Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters)
8/27 – 5/16  $16,000

Certificate Program Housing 2019-2020

Student Apartment Housing

Housing costs include coverage of utility costs up to $75. Utility expenses above $75 will be charged to student residents.
Please note: a $300 housing safety deposit is to be added and will be refunded to students after the students’ departure, if no damages are found to the apartment.

Academic Sessions Dates (arrival/departure) Room Type Cost 
Fall 2019
Academic Semester
8/27 – 12/14 Double $3,800
Single $4,550
Academic Year* 2019-2020
(Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters)
8/27 – 5/16 Double $7,600
Single $9,100
Spring 2020
Academic Semester
1/28 – 5/16 Double $3,800
Single $4,550

*Academic Year housing placement is for exact dates of the programs. Students must vacate between program sessions. Students who are enrolled for the Academic Year may store luggage/belongings between sessions. LdM will assist students in finding storage and students will pay storage provider directly on site.

HOME STAY

To request information about the home stay costs and the specific home stay form you can contact [email protected] 
Housing with a host is available on a very limited basis.

For further information and to know more about Independent Housing options, please contact [email protected].

Certificate Program Health Insurance 2019-2020

This supplemental insurance through GeoBlue is required of students who do not have alternate, comparable coverage. Please contact LdM Academic Relations + Student Services for questions regarding coverage and policy information.
Session Cost
Semester $285
Academic Year $680

Certificate Program Total Program Costs 2019-2020

Total Program Costs

These costs are based on Semester or One-Year Certificate Program tuition, LdM transcript, double occupancy student apartment housing, and student insurance. Costs are listed for one semester during 2019-2020 academic year.
Certificate Program Total Program Cost
Semester Certificate $12,685
One-Year Certificate $23,330
One-Year Professional /Advanced Certificate $24,280

Total Program Cost Description
The following description details items and services included in your LdM Certificate Program, as well as costs associated with your time abroad.

Items and services included:
• Tuition
• Housing in double occupancy student apartment
• Utilities up to $75/month
• Student medical insurance and international assistance, unless otherwise stated
• 24 hour emergency line to advisors (health/safety issues)
• Grade report from LdM
• Welcome and farewell receptions
• Free mobile telephone or international SIM card
• Internet access (on-campus and in LdM apts.)
• Pre-departure guide
• On-site orientation
• Student services incl. some cultural/social events
• Special interest clubs (some require additional fees)
• On-campus library facilities
• Post-program evaluation
• Access to an LdM Advisor
• Revenue stamp and assistance in preparing documents for Permit of Stay or Declaration of Presence
• Advice on acquiring a visa

What additional costs can I expect?
• Airfare
• Visa application fee
• Excursions
• Permit of Stay/Declaration of Presence application fee and services through EduItalia
• Books, labs, material fees, academic field trips, cultural events
• Transportation in Italy, including from airport to LdM campus
• Meals
• Phone service/calls
• $300 Housing Deposit (refundable)
• Housing between academic sessions (consecutive summer sessions excluded)
• Luggage storage fees
• Payment plan fee

Certificate Program Payment Policies 2019-2020

All payments are payable to “Lorenzo de’ Medici, Inc.” and mailed to:

LdM Academic Relations + Student Services
3600 Bee Caves Road, Suite 205 B
Austin, TX 78746 USA

Upon acceptance to LdM, students must pay:
• $500 Initial Program Payment (toward tuition/insurance)
PLUS
• $1500 Housing Advance ($300 housing deposit and $1200 advance rent payment) if securing student apartment through LdM

Additionally, Semester Certificate Program students must pay:
• Half of program cost by June 15 for Fall 2019 or November 15 for Spring 2020.
• Remaining program balance by July 15 for Fall 2019 or December 15 for Spring 2020.

Semester Program Application Deadlines Payment Deadlines
(on or before):
Program Dates
 Fall 2019  June 15  July 15  August 28 – December 15
 Spring 2020  November 15  December 15  January 29 – May 18

Additionally, Year-Long Certificate Program students must pay:
• Half of program cost by July 15.
• $500 tuition deposit plus $1,200 advance rent payment for Spring 2019 (if securing student apartment through LdM) by November 15.
• Final balance by December 15.

Academic Year Program Application Deadline Fall Payment Deadline Spring Deposit Payment
Deadline
Spring
Payment Deadline       
Program Dates                   
 One-Year Certificate  June 15  July 15  November 15  December 15 August 28  – May 18
 One-Year Professional /Advanced Certificate  June 15  July 15  November 15  December 15  August 28  – May 18

• If students apply on or after the application deadline but before the program payment deadline, they must pay half of the program cost, including Housing Advance if securing student apartment through LdM, upon application.

• If students apply on or after the program payment deadline, they must submit the program cost in full upon application, including Housing Deposit/Payment if securing student apartment through LdM.

• All students must submit the initial program payment and Housing Advance (if applicable). If a student is currently degree-seeking at his/her home institution and has approval to transfer his/her financial aid to LdM, the program balance (or a portion thereof) may be paid upon disbursement of financial aid, provided LdM has received both verification of anticipated aid from the home institution and a personal guaranty.

• Payment plans may be established for a fee of $130. An approved payment plan may extend the final payment deadline to mid-term or earlier specified date.

• If a student’s application is denied, all deposit and payments will be refunded in full.

TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SEMESTER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

IF AN OFFICIAL CANCELLATION NOTICE IS RECEIVED BY LdM:

• Prior to the 45 days preceding the program start date, the $500 initial tuition payment can be refunded net of bank fees.

• 45-31 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for the $500 initial tuition payment.

• 30-0 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for half of the tuition cost.

• If the student withdraws after the start of the program, liability amounts to full tuition and no refund will be made.

• The student will be fully liable for the total tuition cost if no official notice of the student’s cancellation is received by LdM before the start of the program.

TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

IF AN OFFICIAL CANCELLATION NOTICE IS RECEIVED BY LdM:

• Prior to the 45 days preceding the Fall semester start date, the $500 initial tuition payment can be refunded net of bank fees.

• 45-31 days prior to the beginning of the Fall semester, the student will be liable for the $500 initial tuition payment.

• 30-0 days prior to the beginning of the Fall semester, the student will be liable for half of the Fall semester tuition cost.

• If the student withdraws after the start of the Fall semester, liability amounts to full tuition of the Fall semester plus the $500 initial tuition payment for the Spring semester.

30-0 days prior to the beginning of the Spring semester, the student will be liable for half of the Spring semester tuition cost.

• If the student withdraws after the start of the Spring semester, liability amounts to full tuition of the Spring semester and no refund will be made.

• The student will be fully liable for the total tuition cost if no official notice of the student’s cancellation is received by LdM before the start of the program.

HOUSING CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SEMESTER PROGRAMS

• Any cancellation must be communicated in a written withdrawal form which can be requested. Please remember that once the student arrives in Italy, no refund will be made for any reason whatsoever in the event of a student deciding to cancel change or vacate an assigned apartment.
• If a student cancels 45 days or MORE prior to the check-in date, the $300 security deposit and $1200 advance of the rent payment will be refunded.
• If a student cancels 44-31 days preceding the check-in date, the student will lose the security deposit (US$300) but will be refunded the $1200 advance of the rent payment.
• 30-11 days preceding the check-in date, the student is liable for the $300 security deposit and $1200 advance of the rent payment.
• If a student cancels 10-0 days preceding the check-in date – or fails to check-in to his or her housing assignment – the student is responsible for the full rental amount of the accommodation for the entire academic term.
• The student will be fully liable for the total housing cost and housing deposit if no official notice of the student’s cancellation is received by LdM before check-in.

Please be aware that the $300 security deposit and housing rent are not kept by LdM but retained by the landlord to partially cover the loss of the occupant.

Housing cancellation policy above applies to the student’s apartment option. Please refer to the LdM Housing Booklet for policies applicable to alternate housing options.

LdM HOUSING WITHDRAWAL POLICY

Students deciding to withdraw from their housing assignment during the academic term are eligible to receive a housing deposit refund following a checkout inspection of their housing accommodation. Housing deposit refunds are processed 45-days following the end of the academic term.
• The student will be required to vacate his or her LdM housing assignment within 24-hours of completing the LdM Withdrawal Form.
• The student is required to follow LdM check out procedures.
• The student is responsible for paying all housing debts and will be eligible to receive a refund of his/her housing deposit 45-days following the end of the academic term.
• Eligibility for housing deposit refund will be based on inspection of the apartment at time of check out.
• LdM reserves the right to withhold the release of transcripts until all debts (if any) are paid.