Study abroad program costs 2020-2021

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM COSTS 2020-2021

The following cost information applies to the LdM Italy Study Abroad Programs. For the one-year and two-year Certificate Program costs, as well as for the semester-long Certificate Programs costs, please click here.

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.

Study Abroad Tuition Fees 2020-2021

Housing Costs: LdM Florence, Spring 2021

Housing: LdM Florence Spring Semester 2021

Following the updated academic calendar, we would like to inform you that the new regular housing check-in for Spring 2021 is on February 25th and the check-out on May 15th.

Please note: a $ 300 housing safety deposit is to be added and will be refunded to students after the end of the term if no damages are found to the apartment.

Students interested in other housing options should contact [email protected]

The housing rent includes: apartment rent from the check-in date to the check-out date, average utilities (water, gas, electricity, Internet connection) and one apartment cleaning every week (instead of every 2 weeks). Please note: the housing fee refers to a spot in a single room. In case you have a specific and special request for double occupancy, we kindly ask to contact us per email to evaluate this request together.

As usual, all apartments will be located in the historical center, at a walking distance from LdM premises and from the main city highlights and services. Although every apartment is different in size and style, LdM can guarantee a list of standards for all of them.

LdM apartments usually house 2-4 students. Students are not permitted to choose their apartment or change apartment-mates. Any apartment-mate request must be specified on the LdM Housing Request Form.

PLEASE NOTE: LdM does not have co-ed apartments. All apartments are NON-SMOKING. They are not all located in the same building but are all within walking distance from the school facilities.

The standard apartment bedrooms are single rooms. If a student’s room request cannot be honored due to space limitations, LdM will assign an accommodation according to availability. The rental period begins on Housing Check-In Day and ends on Housing Check-Out Day, as per the rental period stated in this booklet.

LdM Florence Housing Includes

  • Rent with fixed check-in and check-out dates
  • Repairs not caused by students’ inattentiveness
  • Average utilities (water, gas, electricity). Any cost above average consumption will be charged to the students sharing the same apartment and deducted from the housing deposit.
  • Internet connection
  • During the semester one apartment cleaning every week

LdM Florence Housing Does Not Include

  • Meals
  • Damage(s) caused by students’ inattentiveness
  • Extra cleaning (If the apartment is not clean on the specified check-out date, students will be responsible for an additional cleaning charge. The total amount due will then be deducted from the housing deposit.)

Housing Costs: LdM Tuscania Spring 2021

Housing: LdM Tuscania Spring Semester 2021

Following the updated academic calendar, we would like to inform you that the new regular housing check-in for Spring 2021 is on February 25th and the check-out on May 15th.

Please note: a $ 300 housing safety deposit is to be added and will be refunded to students after the end of the term if no damages are found to the apartment.

Students interested in other housing options should contact [email protected]

The housing rent includes: apartment rent from the check-in date to the check-out date, average utilities (water, gas, electricity, Internet connection) and one apartment cleaning every week (instead of every 2 weeks). Please note: the housing fee refers to a spot in a single room. In case you have a specific and special request for double occupancy, we kindly ask to contact us per email to evaluate this request together.

As usual, all apartments will be located in the historical center, at a walking distance from LdM premises and from the main city highlights and services. Although every apartment is different in size and style, LdM can guarantee a list of standards for all of them.

LdM apartments usually house 2-4 students. Students are not permitted to choose their apartment or change apartment-mates. Any apartment-mate request must be specified on the LdM Housing Request Form.

PLEASE NOTE: LdM does not have co-ed apartments. All apartments are NON-SMOKING. They are not all located in the same building but are all within walking distance from the school facilities.

The standard apartment bedrooms are single rooms. If a student’s room request cannot be honored due to space limitations, LdM will assign an accommodation according to availability. The rental period begins on Housing Check-In Day and ends on Housing Check-Out Day, as per the rental period stated in this booklet.

LdM Tuscania Housing Includes

  • Rent with fixed check-in and check-out dates
  • Repairs not caused by students’ inattentiveness
  • Average utilities (water, gas, electricity). Any cost above average consumption will be charged to the students sharing the same apartment and deducted from the housing deposit.
  • Internet connection
  • During the semester one apartment cleaning every week

LdM Tuscania Housing Does Not Include

  • Meals
  • Damage(s) caused by students’ inattentiveness
  • Extra cleaning (If the apartment is not clean on the specified check-out date, students will be responsible for an additional cleaning charge. The total amount due will then be deducted from the housing deposit.)

Housing Costs: LdM Two Italies Spring 2021

Housing: LdM Two Italies Spring Semester 2021

Arrival in Florence + Housing check-in: Monday, February 15th
Housing check-out and transfer to Tuscania: Thursday, March 25th
Housing check-in Tuscania: Thursday March 25th
Housing check-out and departure: Friday, May 7th

Room Type: Single Occupancy Semester
Cost: $3,550

Please note: a $ 300 housing safety deposit is to be added and will be refunded to students after the end of the term if no damages are found to the apartment.Students interested in other housing options should contact [email protected]The housing rent includes: apartment rent from the check-in date to the check-out date, average utilities (water, gas, electricity, Internet connection) and one apartment cleaning every week (instead of every 2 weeks). Please note: the housing fee refers to a spot in a single room. In case you have a specific and special request for double occupancy, we kindly ask to contact us per email to evaluate this request together.As usual, all apartments will be located in the historical center, at a walking distance from LdM premises and from the main city highlights and services. Although every apartment is different in size and style, LdM can guarantee a list of standards for all of them.LdM apartments usually house 2-4 students. Students are not permitted to choose their apartment or change apartment-mates. Any apartment-mate request must be specified on the LdM Housing Request Form.PLEASE NOTE: LdM does not have co-ed apartments. All apartments are NON-SMOKING. They are not all located in the same building but are all within walking distance from the school facilities.The standard apartment bedrooms are single rooms. If a student’s room request cannot be honored due to space limitations, LdM will assign an accommodation according to availability. The rental period begins on Housing Check-In Day and ends on Housing Check-Out Day, as per the rental period stated in this booklet.LdM Two Italies Housing Includes

  • Rent in Florence and Tuscania with fixed check-in and check-out dates
  • Repairs not caused by students’ inattentiveness
  • Average utilities (water, gas, electricity). Any cost above average consumption will be charged to the students sharing the same apartment and deducted from the housing deposit.
  • Internet connection
  • During the semester one apartment cleaning every week
  • The following transfers:
    • From the Florence airport to Florence
    • From Florence to Tuscania
    • From Tuscania to Rome’s train station, Roma Termini.

LdM Two Italies Housing Does Not Include

  • Meals
  • Damage(s) caused by students’ inattentiveness
  • Extra cleaning (If the apartment is not clean on the specified check-out date, students will be responsible for an additional cleaning charge. The total amount due will then be deducted from the housing deposit.)

Housing Costs: Summer Sessions 2021

Please note: a $300 housing safety deposit is to be added and will be refunded to students after the end of the term if no damages are found to the apartment.

Students interested in other housing options should contact [email protected]

Payment and Cancellation Policies

Study abroad Payment Policies 2020 2021


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

  • Semester/Academic Year: $1500 Housing Advance ($300 housing deposit and $1200 advance rent payment) if securing student apartment through LdM
  • Summer/Intersession: Housing Payment ($300 housing deposit plus full rent for session, if securing student apartment through LdM). See Housing Booklet for specific costs per site.
  • Half of program cost due by application deadline.
  • Final half of program cost due on final program  payment deadline.
  • If students apply on or after the application deadline but before the final program payment deadline, they must pay half of the program cost, including Housing Advance-Semester/Academic Year or Housing Payment-Summer/Intersession, 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 a student apartment through LdM.
  • All students must submit the initial program payment and housing advance (if applicable), but program balances (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 for semester and academic year programs 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 FALL 2020, SPRING 2021, TWO ITALIES PROGRAM

IF AN OFFICIAL CANCELLATION NOTICE IS RECEIVED BY LdM:

  • Prior to the 30 days preceding the program start date, the $500 initial tuition payment can be refunded.*
  • 30-16 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for the $500 initial tuition payment.*
  • 15-0 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.
  • In case of program interruption due to Covid-19 related Institutional and/or Government regulations (at home country or in Italy), prior to program start, students will be given the option to remain enrolled in the distance learning model or withdraw from the program. Full tuition will be refunded in case of withdrawal from the program.*
  • In case of program interruption due to Covid-19 related Institutional and/or Government regulations (at home country or in Italy) once onsite, with required return to the home country, students will transition to the distance learning model and will not be eligible for a tuition refund.

Please note: Program interruption referenced herein does not include withdrawal from the on-site program due to individual circumstance.

*Students will receive the refund minus the cost of any associated bank fees.

TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ALL OTHER TERMS

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.

HOUSING CANCELLATION POLICY FALL SEMESTER 2020: 

Due to the current Covid 19 situation the housing department has decided to revise our housing cancellation policy for Fall 2020

  • 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 30 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 29-16 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.
  • 15-10 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 9-0 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.
  • In case of program interruption due to Covid-19 related regulations (at home country or in Italy) prior to program start, students will be refunded for the housing deposit and full housing cost.
  • In case of program interruption due to Covid-19 related regulations (at home country or in Italy) once onsite, students will be refunded for the housing deposit and the unused portion of housing cost.

HOUSING WITHDRAWAL POLICY FALL SEMESTER 2020:

Students deciding to withdraw from their housing assignment during the academic term remain liable for their total housing cost. When formally withdrawing from LdM Housing during an academic term, however, students 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. Cancellation Policy.
Standard Housing Cancellation Policy Spring 2021
  • If a student cancels 45 days or MORE prior to the Housing 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 Housing 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 Housing 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 Housing 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.

Housing through LdM is a free service facilitated by LdM through collaboration with local agencies and landlords. LdM does not benefit financially from students securing housing through LdM, nor from any particular cancellation/refund policy.

COVID CANCELLATION POLICY Spring 2021

  • In case of program interruption due to Covid-19 related Institutional and/or Government regulations (at home country or in Italy), or individual cancellation due to documented COVID illness, prior to 8 days to program start, students will be refunded for the housing deposit and full housing cost.
  • In case of program interruption due to Covid-19 related Institutional and/or Government regulations (at home country or in Italy), or individual cancellation due to documented COVID illness, from 7 to 1 days to program start, students will be liable for the 25% of the housing cost.
  • In case of program interruption due to Covid-19 related Institutional and/or Government regulations (at home country or in Italy) once onsite, with required return to the home country:
    • after the check-in day till the date of ending of the first month: the student is liable for the 50% of the housing cost
    • from the date of beginning till the date of ending of the second month: the student is liable for the 75% of the housing cost
    • from the date of beginning of the third month till the end of the semester: the student is liable for the 100% of the housing cost

Housing through LdM is a free service facilitated by LdM through collaboration with local agencies and landlords. LdM does not benefit financially from students securing housing through LdM, nor from any particular cancellation/refund policy.

Therefore, LdM is not able to guarantee any refund beyond that outlined above. Note: Program interruption referenced herein does not include withdrawal from the on-site program due to individual circumstance.

Study Abroad Insurance Costs

This supplemental international health insurance through GeoBlue is required if the student is not in possession of alternate, comparable coverage. Although it is not included in the Tuition Cost, it is included in the Total Program Cost farther below. Please contact LdM Academic Relations + Student Services for questions regarding coverage and policy information.

Session 2020-2021 Cost
Semester: Fall 2020 $200
January Intersession $75
Semester: Spring 2021 $200
Semester – Two Italies $200
Summer (per four-week session) $90
Academic Year $575