Line items on the budget sheet are sorted into two sections:
Cashier Billed Expenses: Charges applied to your UNC Student Account. You will not pay tuition or program fees to your host institution abroad
Out-of-Pocket Estimates: In addition to the program costs paid to UNC, you will have expenses associated with international travel and living abroad. These are estimated out of pocket expenses you pay yourself. The given amounts are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host institution and past participants. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided. Please note that these expenses do not include vacation travel or sightseeing.
Remember that even fixed costs, such as a visa application fee, are subject to change without notice.
Billing and Payments
Line items listed under Billable Expenses will be charged to your UNC Student Account. Charges and deadlines occur on the same timeline as billing for the term at UNC. See the University Cashier’s Important Dates page for more information.
Tuition & Fees: Students will be billed by UNC the program sponsor/host university tuition rates (rate listed is an estimate and is subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations - charges to your student account may be adjusted once UNC receives the final invoice from the host institution, which may be after you have paid your UNC bill).
Please note: Additional lab fees from $100-$200 may be required for certain courses.
Application Fee: The Application Fee is non-refundable and must be paid by the Application Deadline. See your program application for more details.
Study Abroad Fee: The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. If you withdraw from a program after accepting the offer, you still will be charged in the same billing cycle. However, you may apply the paid fee to a future UNC Study Abroad program.
Deposit - Housing: This fee is paid directly to SACI and is refundable if your room is left in good condition and no other charges have been assessed.
Program costs: Includes housing and fees from SACI. Housing: The price quoted above is for a double room in a shared apartment. A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional cost (+$1850). Starting Fall 2021, SACI has also partnered with the The Student Hotel, a residence hall where students have a single room and bathroom. The cost is $5400 and thus Program costs would be: $7500.
Immigration - Registration Fee: This is a one-time fee for the required Italian Residency Permit fee. The amount listed are U.S. dollar equivalent of cost in Euros (118 Euros). Final cost you pay is subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations.
This budget is an estimate valid at the time of printing and is subject to change. Last cost update: 2/25/2021