The program fee will be $4,565 (based on current exchange rates). This fee includes instructional costs, group field trips, housing, Rome Center services, and facilities at the Palazzo Pio. No additional tuition payment is required. Resident and non-resident students pay the same fees. Graduate Students also pay the same fees.
Fees do not include the $300 non-refundable Study Abroad Office fee, airfare, food, mandatory Study Abroad Insurance, other health expenses, or personal spending money.
Non-Matriculated participants must also pay an additional, non-refundable administrative fee of $250.
Note: program fees are paid in dollars; most program expenses are paid in euros. Unavoidably, we must reserve the right to modify charges in case of unfavorable currency fluctuation. In this unlikely event, students would be notified, and an adjustment made to the final payment.
Program fees will be posted to participants' MyUW student accounts and can be paid the same way that they pay tuition and other fees. A $350 non-refundable program deposit and $300 non-refundable IPE Fee will be charged to students' MyUW accounts once their signed contracts have been received by the Study Abroad Office.
- $350.00 non-refundable deposit charged after the payment contract is received and processed by the Study Abroad Office.
- $300.00 non-refundable IPE fee due by July 11, 2014.
- $4,215.00 remaining program balance due by July 11, 2014.
Total fees: $4,865.
The University of Washington has a mandatory comprehensive health insurance plan that is specifically for students studying abroad on UW programs like the Department of English Spring in Rome Program. It has a very low premium: it costs approximately $42 per month for the duration of the program.
Please visit the webpage or contact the Study Abroad Office for more information.
Mandatory UW Study Abroad Health Insurance Plan
The $350 program deposit and the $300 Study Abroad Office Fee are non-refundable. Students withdrawing from the program will be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee, determined by the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in participants' payment contracts. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the Study Abroad Office.
Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing, according to the following steps:
1. Provide notice in writing to the program directors that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.
2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.
Matriculated UW students can apply any federal, state, or institutional aid awarded to support their study abroad costs but cannot use tuition waivers or work-study awards. Private scholarships are generally applicable to study abroad but you must verify the conditions of your award with the scholarship administrator or donor directly.
You can request an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds) from the Financial Aid Office if the cost of the program exceeds the regular budgeted amount for a student living in the Seattle area. To do this, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:
1. Summer Application for Financial Aid (scroll to bottom of page)
2. Revision Request Form
3. Budget of student expenses for your program: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember that financial aid and most scholarships will be disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid award will not be disbursed until after the start of the program. If your program begins after the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid award will be delayed until the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare and health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you plan your foreign study.
The Financial Aid Office does have a Short-Term Loan Program to assist students with temporary cash flow problems. To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in regular classes in the UW Student Database. Students studying abroad during spring quarter will need to apply for a short term loan before the end of winter quarter.
There are funding opportunities through the Global Opportunities Program, and students should also reference the UW Study Abroad website, including their Funding Options page, for more information about Financial Aid and scholarships, including the quarterly Fritz Grant and Go Global Scholarships.
UW Scholarship Office