As institutions around the world determine program costs at different times, it is difficult for Education Abroad to provide actual cost information until shortly before the beginning of a program. You are encouraged to consult this document on a regular basis as it is frequently updated with the most current cost and billing information available.
Students are assessed the standard University Park Penn State Tuition and Technology Fee, an Education Abroad Administrative Fee, and an Education Abroad Program Fee.
The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:
Housing and utilities (apartment)
Access to institute facilities and educational resources
On-site student service assistance
Emergency assistance services
Supplemental administrative and academic costs billed to Penn State
This budget is based off of students enrolling in up to 15-credits at FUA and living in an apartment in shared rooms. Students opting to enroll in a different credit amount or to live in an alternate FUA sponsored housing option will have different costs impacting the overall program fee. If you choose to live in a homestay, there will be a higher program fee associated with that housing choice because you will receive approximately 14 meals per week with your host family. Cost for homestay is approximately $3000 more than apartment-style living. Similarly, there is an additional program fee associated with electing a single room in an apartment.
Student Visa and Residence Permit Cost
The visa processing fee is approximately $56 and is updated by consulates every two months to adjust for inflation and exchange rate. Students should anticipate paying an additional $195 for the Permesso di Siorggiorno (Residence Permit) upon arrival in Italy. Students using a visa processor may be subject to additional processing fees.
The actual cost of the visa will vary depending on the type of visa required and the student’s country of citizenship. The Consulate General of the host country reserves the right to change their visa fees without prior notice. For exact pricing, students should contact the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate.
Program Withdraw/Refund Policy
Regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal, it is the responsibility of students to immediately notify Education Abroad in writing and to understand the implications of their withdrawal actions.
The Education Abroad Administrative fee will be assessed to students' bursar bill regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal.
In certain cases, partial program expenses may be refundable but only to extent that Education Abroad can recover expenses incurred on behalf of the student. Any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar.