Study Abroad Program Costs 2021-2022

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 2021-2022

Florence Housing Costs: 2021-2022

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.
*Academic Year housing is for exact dates of programs. Students must vacate between program sessions. Students who are enrolled for the Fall semester and wish to stay for the Spring semester may store luggage/belongings between sessions. LdM will assist students in finding storage and students will pay storage providers directly on site.
** Students who stay for BOTH summer sessions will receive housing at no extra cost during the break between the two summer sessions, even if the students are attending the LdM program in two different cities. In this case, the students will spend the break always in Florence.

For more information regarding housing costs, please contact [email protected]

Tuscania Housing Costs: 2021-2022

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.
*Academic Year housing is for exact dates of programs. Students must vacate between program sessions. Students who are enrolled for the Fall semester and wish to stay for the Spring semester may store luggage/belongings between sessions. LdM will assist students in finding storage and students will pay storage providers directly on site.
** Students who stay for BOTH summer sessions will receive housing at no extra cost during the break between the two summer sessions, even if the students are attending the LdM program in two different cities. In this case, the students will spend the break always in Florence.

For more information regarding housing costs, please contact [email protected]

Two Italies Housing Costs: 2021-2022

For more information regarding housing costs, please contact [email protected]

Payment and Cancellation Policies

Study Abroad Payment Policies 2021 2022

Upon acceptance to LdM, students should expect to pay the following: *

  • $500 Initial Program Payment (toward tuition)

PLUS:

  • Semester/Academic Year:
    • If requesting student apartment through LdM, $1500 Housing Advance ($300 housing deposit and $1200 advance rent payment)
    • If requesting home stay through LdM, 1000 Euro reservation payment
  • Summer/Intersession:
    • If requesting student apartment through LdM, Housing Payment ($300 housing deposit plus full rent for session)**
    • If requesting home stay through LdM, full rent payment in Euro**
  • Half of program cost by the application deadline.
  • Final half of program cost by the final program payment deadline.

 Note:

  • 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 any applicable housing payments, upon acceptance to the program.
  • If students apply on or after the program payment deadline, they must submit the program cost in full, including any applicable housing payments, upon acceptance to the program.
  • 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. (Students requesting home stay through LdM must pay their housing balance in full according to the home stay payment deadline specified, however.)
  • 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.

*This payment schedule applies to students enrolling through LdM Academic Relations + Student Services and may vary according to the billing arrangement with the student’s home institution. Applicants will receive specific payment instructions upon acceptance to the program.

**See Housing Costs for costs per site and session.


TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR FALL 2021

IF AN OFFICIAL CANCELLATION NOTICE IS RECEIVED BY LdM:

• 30-16 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for $500 tuition.

• 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.

• Depending on the Covid-19 pandemic evolution and consequent Covid-19 related Institutional and/or Government regulations onsite, students will transition to the distance learning model or hybrid model onsite and will not be eligible for a tuition refund.


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 FOR FALL 2021:

If an official cancellation notice is received from LdM

  • If a student cancels 45 days or MORE prior to the Housing Check-In date, no penalty will be applied.
  • If a student cancels 44-31 days preceding the Housing Check-In date, the student will lose the security deposit ($300).
  • If a student cancels 30-14 days preceding the Housing Check-In, the student is liable for the $300 security deposit and 25% of the total rent
  • If a student cancels 15-8 days preceding the Housing Check-In, the student is liable for the $300 security deposit and 50% of the total rent
  • If a student cancels 7-0 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 and the security deposit for the entire academic term.
  • The student will be fully liable for the total Housing cost and security deposit if no official notice of the student’s cancellation is received by LdM before Housing Check-In date.

The LdM Fall 2021 Housing Cancellation Policy allows for a later cancellation than the standard policy. Given the costs paid to external housing providers on behalf of the students are non-recoverable, refunds beyond those outlined above are not possible, regardless of reason (including but not limited to those related to COVID).

 Housing withdrawal policy

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 security deposit refund following a checkout inspection of their Housing accommodation. Security 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 security deposit  45-days following the end of the academic term.
  • Eligibility for security 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.