Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center

Financial FAQs

Application Deposit

All Loyola students applying to the John Felice Rome Center are required to submit a non-refundable $100 application fee.

Visiting Students do not pay a deposit when they apply to the Rome Center.

Loyola University Chicago will bill Loyola University Chicago students for the tuition, room and board, health insurance, and technology fees.  They follow the same schedule as all other bills. Bills will normally be sent out in mid July for fall program, mid December for spring programs, and mid-April for summer programs. If you have any questions about items that appear of your child’s bill, please contact the Office of the Bursar.

For Visiting Students, most institutions bill the students through their own Bursar offices. Some will have Loyola directly bill the students completely outside of their home university. Students should talk to their study abroad and bursar offices for more information about how they will be billed.

CISI international student health insurance is required for all students studying abroad.  Loyola Students will be automatically enrolled.


Starting Spring 2016, visiting students will also be automatically enrolled in the CISI international health insurance plan. If the student's home institution requires their own international student health insurance they can submit the insurance plan for approval in place of the CISI insurance. Only if the insurance meets the same level of coverage as our current CISI plan will it be approved. If not approved then students will be enrolled in CISI health insurance. For more information please check out ourHealth Insurance page.

Other than tuition, study abroad costs include: on-site housing, meals, mandatory international health insurance, tours, and additional fees associated with particular courses (such as field studies), roundtrip airfare, local transportation, textbooks, consular fees, personal expenses, and travel money.   

Federal, state, and Loyola aid will apply to all Loyola students studying at the JFRC.

Visiting students should talk to their study abroad office to determine what aid they are able to take abroad.

To find out more about JFRC scholarship opportunities please see our scholarships page.

The $100 deposit Loyola University Chicago students pay during the application process is non-refundable.

For all applications the $500 deposit submitted with the intent to enroll after being offered admission is non-refundable.

Students should have cash with them when they first arrive in Rome. Most airports have currency exchange centers or ATMs. We suggest taking around 200 euro at the beginning of the trip. It is wise for students to have enough money to cover expenses for their first week or two abroad. Students may also want to research Italy's banking customs, talk to returnees, carefully read pre-departure literature, and also contact their credit card company or bank to check on the availability, locations, and fees of ATMs in Rome.

This will depend on your son or daughter’s spending and travel habits. It is a good idea to talk with your son or daughter prior to their program about establishing a travel and spending budget while abroad. We typically recommend $2,500 - $6,000 per semester. This estimate is based on expenses for food, travel on weekends and breaks, local transportation, entertainment, and personal expenses Students are encouraged to use site-specific resources to ascertain estimated expenses and to talk to former returnee JFRC students for more information. Former Rome Center students can be contacted at romepeerambassadors@luc.edu.

Here are a few examples of the ways in which students may decide to access or obtain money while abroad:

  • ATM Card
  • Exchange USD for Euro in the business office
  • Local Banks
  • Credit Cards
  • Traveler's Checks

Each week the travel section in your local newspaper should have a section on current exchange rates. You also may check the following Websites, which provide currency converter applications:


Health Insurance

Program Costs and Financial Aid

Refund Policy

Handling Money

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