Tuition & Fees
Tuition for the program is $800 per credit, plus a $100 activity fee to cover tours and social events. Your $400 tuition deposit, which must accompany the application, will be credited against the tuition.
In early March, accepted students will receive a bill for remaining payments for tuition and activity fees. Full payment will be due on March 22, 2013.
Review the Important Dates and Application Checklist for information on tuition due dates, withdrawals and refunds.
Payment of tuition in FULL is required by Friday, March 22, 2013. Even if you are applying for financial aid at your school, you must include a $400 tuition deposit with your application.
Students who wish to apply for financial aid must first apply to the study-abroad program and should submit financial aid applications as early as possible. Summer is considered a separate term for financial aid awarding purposes. Financial aid for the summer term is not automatically awarded based on prior eligibility or acceptance to the program.
Loyola Law School students who wish to borrow loans must complete a Summer Study Abroad application. Watch for announcements from the Office of Financial Aid concerning the summer study abroad aid and application deadlines. Loyola students should contact Maura Boden at (213) 736-1023 or email@example.com for more information.
Brooklyn Law School students should contact Janet Solomon in the Office of Financial Aid at (718) 789-7915 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . More information on summer loans for study abroad is available on our Applying for Aid page at https://blsconnect.brooklaw.edu/finances/Pages/applying-for-aid.aspx
Students who are not enrolled at Brooklyn Law School or Loyola Law School should comply with the section on consortium agreements below.
Financial Aid in the form of Federal Graduate Plus Loans (GPLUS) may be available for students enrolled in a total of 6 credits or more for summer programs. Thus, students who are enrolled in summer courses or internships for credit in addition to the study abroad program may be eligible for GPLUS Loans. Private Alternative Educational loans may be available for students enrolled in 3-5 credits. Students may borrow loan funds up to the cost of attendance (COA). The COA is determined by the Office of Financial Aid and includes tuition and fees, as well as an allowance for room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Under no circumstance can financial aid exceed the cost of attendance.
Federal regulations do not allow federal loan funds to be disbursed earlier than 10 days prior to the start of the program. Students borrowing Private Alternative Educational Loans should check with their lender as to the earliest disbursement date for their loans. Tuition costs may be deferred pending receipt of summer aid. However, students must be prepared to pay for some expenses (such as airfare) out-of-pocket before their loan funds are disbursed.
Students who are not from Brooklyn Law School or Loyola Law School must obtain financial aid for program costs through their home institutions. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid at their home institution to begin the consortium agreement process. There are several requirements that must be met before financial aid can be awarded and disbursed via a consortium agreement. Students should begin this process immediately after applying to the program.
Consortium agreement forms must be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: Florence Attino
Facsimile: (718) 228-6796
Students are responsible for their meals (the hotels include breakfast). Bologna has many self-service restaurants, fast-food restaurants, bars, cafes, and pizzerias where students can eat for about $15 to $20 per meal. Program participants may also eat in the University's cafeteria.
You should plan to bring a reasonable amount of money in traveler's checks or a bank debit card (ATM card) that can be used in Italy to cover personal expenses such as meals, souvenirs, local transportation, etc., as well as to provide a safety cushion for the unexpected.
Students will arrange and pay for their own round trip travel between the U.S. and Bologna, Italy. Several airlines fly from various U.S. cities to Bologna, with connections in London, Paris, Frankfurt and other cities. Students may also fly to Milan with rail connections to Bologna. You can check the travel sections of local newspapers or travel websites for discount airfares.
STA Travel is a travel agency that specializes in student travel. They may offer a lower fare for the summer.
Changes, Cancellation and Refunds
Brooklyn Law School and Loyola Law School reserve the right to make changes to the program. Should any significant changes to the program occur; students will be advised of the changes and given the option to withdraw with a full refund.
Cancellation or Termination
Brooklyn Law School and Loyola Law Schools reserve the right to cancel or modify the program should circumstances, such as the need to protect the health of students and staff, or to ensure the integrity of the program, or insufficient registrations warrant it. In the event that the program is canceled or terminated, students will be notified by email and, upon request, the program director will endeavor to assist students in finding a similar program.
In the event that the program is canceled or terminated, the following refund policy will apply:
- If the program is canceled prior to the commencement of the program, students will be notified immediately and issued a full refund. The program director will assist the students in identifying another suitable program, if the students so desire.
- If the program is terminated during the course of the program, students will be notified immediately, given the opportunity to withdraw from the program, and refunded all tuition/fee charges except room and board charges utilized prior to withdrawal.
Under no circumstances are Brooklyn Law School and Loyola Law School responsible for financial losses caused by travel arrangements due to the cancellation or termination of the program.
Travel Warnings and Alerts
In the unlikely event that the U.S. State Department issues a Travel Warning or Alert covering the destination and dates of the program, the following refund policy will apply:
- If the warning or alert is issued prior to the commencement of the program, students will be notified immediately and given the opportunity to withdraw from the program with a full refund.
- If the warning or alert is issued during the course of the program, students will be notified immediately, given the opportunity to withdraw from the program, and refunded all tuition/fee charges except room and board charges utilized prior to the withdrawal.