US Transferable Credits: Certificate Program Costs 2020-2021

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COSTS 2020-21

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 Programs Tuition Fees 2020-2021

Certificate Programs Housing Costs 2020-2021

Housing Fall Semester 2020

The LdM housing department has revised its offer for this Fall semester 2020, taking in consideration that the students’ health is our priority.Following the updated academic calendar, we would like to inform you that the new regular housing check-in for the Fall semester will be on September 24th. The check-out will be on December 12th. We are constantly monitoring the situation to revise the procedure for the housing check-in and orientation, in order to grant a safe arrival for everybody. Once things are clearer, we will be able to provide you with more details.

Under these special circumstances, we have decided that for the Fall semester LdM housing will only offer accommodation in shared apartments (homestay option is this time not available). Our apartments will accommodate from 2 up to max. 4 students and that they will only have single rooms.

These are the new housing fees for the Fall semester in Florence:

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.


Housing 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.

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.)

 

Payment and Cancellation Policies

TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR FALL 2020, SPRING 2021, ONE YEAR and ADVANCED / PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS


In light of the current Covid-19 situation, a special tuition cancellation policy has been created for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Semester Program at LdM Florence:

TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR FALL 2020, ONE YEAR and ADVANCED / PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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.


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.

Certificate Program 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
Semester: Spring 2021 $200
Academic Year $575