Tuition & Fees
Tuition for the program is $850 per credit, plus a $125 activity fee to cover tours and social events. You may enroll in a maximum of three credits. Your $400 tuition deposit, which must accompany the application, will be credited against your tuition. Even if you are applying for financial aid at your school, you must include a $400 tuition deposit with your application. Read more about the Estimated Cost of Attendance.
In early March, accepted students will receive a bill for the balance of tuition and the activity fee. Full tuition payment is due on Friday, March 17, 2017 and all deposits are non-refundable on that day.
Review the Important Dates flyer for information on tuition due dates, withdrawals and refunds.
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.
Brooklyn Law School Students
Brooklyn Law School students should contact Florence Attino 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
Loyola Law School Students
Loyola Law School students who wish to borrow loans must complete a Summer Study Abroad application and contact the Office of Financial Aid at (213) 736-1140 or email@example.com for more information.
Students at other Law Schools
Students who are not enrolled at Brooklyn Law School or Loyola Law School should comply with the section on consortium agreements below.
Federal & Private Loans
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 1-5 credits. Students may borrow loan funds up to the estimated 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 can 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 or emailed to:
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
Attn: Florence Attino
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. Information about the Bologna Airport - Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna - is located at http://www.bologna-airport.it/en/travellers.aspx?idC=61676&LN=en-US. 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. Two other travel websites are http://www.studentuniverse.com/, and http://www.cheapflights.com/. These external links are provided as a convenience and because we think they may be of interest to you. Brooklyn Law School and Loyola Law School do not endorse any of the products, services or opinions of the organizations sponsoring these external links.