The program fee will be $5,315 (based on current exchange rates, though this may be subject to change). This fee includes: the $450 study abroad fee, instructional costs, room and board, excursions, and some textbooks. No additional tuition payment is required, resident and non-resident students all pay the same fees.
Fees do not include: airfare (approximately $1,200-1,500), food (approximately $40 per day), mandatory health insurance ($1.74 per day) and other health-related expenses, or personal spending money.
So how much might you spend on airfare, weekday lunches, and personal expenses?
Airfare is even less predictable than exchange rates, but you might spend up to $1,500 for a plane ticket. Personal expenses can be a tough thing to estimate, since they can vary so much from person-to-person, but considering that participants will already have paid their basic expenses as part of the program fee (program fee, room and board, excursions), personal expenses consist of food and pocket/shopping money. You can eat really well on $40 a day (€34 exchange rate as of 12/7/17) and if you are economical as little as $25 (€21 exchange rate as of 12/7/17); other costs will vary immensely depending on what you like to do, and whether you like to shop. Rome is a fairly expensive city with lots of good things to spend money on. A ballpark figure for a moderate spender has been about $1,000 for the five weeks ($200/week); if you like to shop and eat out a lot, it will be more, but if you are economical, you can get by with a little less.
Program fees will be posted to participants' MyUW student accounts and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees.
- $450.00 non-refundable Study Abroad Office fee due July 6, 2018.
- $4,865 (based on current exchange rates) remaining program balance due July 6, 2018.
Total fees: $5,315 (based on current exchange rates).
Note: Program fees are paid in dollars; most program expenses are paid in euro. The English Department program in Rome reserves the right to modify the program fee based upon dollar devaluation or severe inflation. In this unlikely event, students will be notified of the increase and an adjustment will be made to the final program payment.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Matriculated UW students can apply most forms of financial aid to support their study abroad costs. Summer quarter financial aid requires a separate application from the academic year (Autumn, Winter, Spring quarter FAFSA). You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.
Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.
In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:
1. Revision Request Form
2. Budget of student expenses for your program: available under the "documents" tab on participants' study abroad accounts after a payment contract has been submitted to the Study Abroad Office.
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 Summer quarter will need to apply for a short term loan before the end of Spring Quarter.
UW Study abroad website provides Scholarship information to UW Study Abroad students who have been accepted into a study abroad program and have checked the appropriate scholarship box on their application. Please see: http://www.washington.edu/studyabroad/students/resources/finances/scholarships/
The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards is an excellent resource for additional undergraduate scholarship advice and options.
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 Summer in London Program. It has a very low premium: approximately $62 per month for the duration of the program.
Please visit the Study Abroad Website for more information.
Mandatory UW Study Abroad Health Insurance Plan
$350 of the total program fee and the $450 Study Abroad Office Fee are non-refundable once a payment contract has been submitted. 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, completing the following steps:
1. Provide notice in writing to the program director 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.