Costs and Fees

Costs and Fees

There are various scholarships and forms of financial aid available to assist in offsetting the cost of the Rome study abroad experience. In addition to the following scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information and remember to submit your FAFSA on time to receive the maximum aid possible.
If you are considering taking out loans for your Rome semester we encourage you to accept the federal direct student loans first. The Federal Parent PLUS loan is available here: ( for parents that need additional funds. Students and parents can also compare private loans, some of which are available here: offices/finaid/undergrad-fa/ undergrad-loans/undergrad- private-loan.php.
All Rome students are also required to select a refund preference with the university's refund program, BankMobile Disbursements, in order to expedite the process of receiving any refunds. For more information about this program please contact the Office of Finance at (972) 721-5244 or visit

Costs and Fees

The Rome semester costs approximately $7,000 more than a standard semester on the Irving campus. However, there are various scholarships and forms of financial aid available to assist in offsetting the cost of the Rome study abroad experience.

Rome Fee: All students pay a Rome Fee, which covers the Italian visa fee, Italian public health insurance, Italian permesso tax, book rental, Orientation, local transportation in Rome, and express mail of visas.

Tuition, Room and Board:  Tuition is the same for Rome as for Irving. Rome room and board is slightly less than the standard Irving Room and Board. Commuters in Irving will have to factor in the additional cost of room and board when calculating their Rome costs. For a further breakdown of Irving and Rome tuition costs please review the cost comparison sheet

Airfare: Students are required to fly with our group arranged travel to Rome. Group airfare is estimated at $1800 and will be added to students' tuition bills once pricing is confirmed with the travel agent.    

Rome Program Trips Fee: This fee covers the costs of faculty-led trips to such destinations as Assisi, Pompeii, Florence, Venice and Greece. It also covers transportation costs of day trips and museum entrance fees for all the trips. This fee will be added to your tuition bill the semester the student goes to Rome.

Spending Money: The amount of money your student will need for their study abroad semester depends on where your student will travel and what they want to see and do. Our office recommends students aim to bring approximately $3,500 for spending money.

Payment Procedures: Payment procedures for Rome differ from those for an Irving semester. Students must either have paid their term bill in full or must have made payment arrangements with Student Account Services and be current with installment payments in order to receive clearance from the Bursar. Questions should be directed to

Scholarships: Students can apply for scholarships once they have been accepted to the program. Instructions for how to apply will be included in their status letter.