Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Financial Resources

Getting to Rome shouldn't be a problem.  In fact, with our affordable payment plan, scholarships, and discounts, a semester at the JFRC can actually cost less than staying at home! 

Use these resources to discover how affordable a semester, full year or summer in Rome can be! Also check out of Financial FAQs

Additional Costs to Consider before Studying in Rome

  • Roundtrip flight: $700 – $1500 
  • Study trips (purchased at JFRC in Euro): $35 – $1500 
  • Books & class supplies: $200 – $500/semester  
  • Mandatory CISI health insurance: $300/semester
  • Approximate amount for spending during a semester : $2,500 – $6,000

Some advice for deciding how much spending money you will need in Rome

  1. What do you normally spend in one semester at your home institution?
  2. Convert that amount in to the current Euro exchange rate.
  3. You will be spending more than your normal amount while in Rome.
  4. Remember: You will be going out to dinners more frequently than during a normal semester, traveling, participating in student activities (i.e. playing on the JFRC intramural soccer league €40/semester), and shopping!

TIP: Review our Pre-departure Handbook to learn about how to handle your finances while in Rome and to learn more about currency and currency exchange rates in Europe.

TIP: When in Rome try to budget your money. Ask the SLA(Student Life Assistant)s for advice on how to experience "Rome on a Budget" and cheap ways to travel.

Speak to one of our Global Center Ambassadors who just recently returned from studying in Rome and find out how they budgeted.  Contact them by emailing your questions or phone number to GlobalCenterAmbassadors@LUC.edu or call 773.508.2760 or 1-800-344-ROMA

Loyola University Chicago Students: Financial Aid Resources

Tuition and Fees at the Rome Center cost less than a semester in Chicago!

As a Loyola Chicago student, studying at the JFRC is affordable because you can apply your federal (non-work study), state, and Loyola aid to your Rome Center semester fees!

Financial Aid Advising

If you have questions, please email the Office of Student Financial Assistance to determine what type of financial aid will transfer to your study abroad program: abroadfinaid@LUC.edu

Visiting Students: Financial Aid Resources

 All Visiting students should consult your home study abroad advisor to confirm the costs of the JFRC and what aid may apply.  You should also speak with your Financial Aid office for assistance on what type of aid is available to you for study abroad. Visiting students also have the opportunity to apply for JFRC specific scholarships.

Withdrawal & Refund Policies

Refund Policy

The semester is considered as beginning the day on which a student's presence is required at the Rome Center as listed in the official school calendar.

Students withdrawing completely will have their room and board charges pro-rated according to the number of days spent at the Rome Center. Tuition and fees will be adjusted according to the schedule determined by the LUC Office of the Bursar.