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Tuition and Estimated Living Costs

Tuition and Fees

Loyola's nationally ranked LL.M. programs offer outstanding value. The tuition for the PROLAW program is in line with that of our US-based LL.M. programs at $1,410 per credit hour. For academic year 2014-2015 the tuition will be $38,070 for the full program. In addition, there are mandatory student fees of $1,195 in total for the program.

Tuition and Fees, 2014-2015 (in $)


- LLM Program, per credit hour $1,410
- Fall 2014 semester, 12 credits $16,920
- Spring 2015 semester, 15 credit $21,150
Total Tuition, 27 credits $38,070

Mandatory Student Fees

- Student Development Fee, per semester $158
- Technology Fee, per semester $115
- Permesso di Soggiorno/Immigration Fee $313
- CISI health insurance premium (8 months) $336
Total Student Fees, two semesters   $1,195


For information on how to pay your tuition and student fees, please visit the website of the Office of the Bursar.

Estimated Living Costs

As campus accommodation is limited, PROLAW students will find accommodation off campus with the help of our Student Services who can provide a housing list of available rooms in private apartments and residences close to campus.

Although computers are available on campus, students will find that having their own laptop with MS Office software and internet access will be indispensable for successful course work.

On average, students will need a minimum of €875 ($1,200) per month to cover their living costs in Rome. For the duration of the course in Rome from September to April (see PROLAW Academic Calendar), the minimum living costs would amount to €6,500 ($9,000) in total. Please note that this is a general guideline only and does not include tuition and fees, travel to and from Italy, visa, and unforeseen costs. Individual needs and choices will determine the budget required for living costs for each student. 

Estimated Monthly Living Costs in Rome

  Per Month,
in €
Per Month,
in $
Rent, incl. utilities (room in shared apartment) €350 - €550 $485 - $760
Food €350 - €500 $485 - $760
 Local Transport (ATAC Card)  €35  $50
 Books, study materials  €40 - €60  $55 - $85
 Social Activities  €100 - €150  $140 - 210
Total Estimated Living Costs €875 -€1,295 $1,200 -$1,795

Standard Financial Requirements for Visa and Permit to Stay

Non-EU nationals entering Italy to study will need an entry visa and a permit to stay (‘permesso di soggiorno’), which are only granted if the applicant is able to finance the study and living costs during the whole period of stay.  The Italian Ministry of Interior has set a standard amount of €27.89 per day for standard living costs for this purpose plus a fixed cost of €206.58 (ca. €875 per month, equivalent to the minimum estimated living costs for the PROLAW program).  In order to be granted a visa and permit to stay for the program, students will need to show proof of sufficient funds to cover the tuition, student fees and standard living costs. The following  are accepted as proof of sufficient funds:

Students will receive further details on this process in the PROLAW New Student Bulletin when admitted.


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