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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for College of Design Fall Rome Program.

Fall Budget Sheet for College of Design Fall Rome Program
Fall Budget Sheet for College of Design Fall Rome Program
Budget Item Undergrad (In State) Undergrad (Out of State)
Housing (billable) *   $4,250.00 $4,250.00
College of Design utilities/violations/damages escrow *   $200.00 $200.00
College of Design Rome Program Fee *   $3,700.00 $3,700.00
Iowa State Tuition *   $5,420.00 $14,030.00
Iowa State Fees *   $1,052.00 $1,052.00
Billable subtotal:  $14,622.00 $23,232.00
Books and Supplies   $150.00 $150.00
Food   $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Anticipated Personal Expenses   $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Passport and Mailing   $165.00 $165.00
Airfare   $1,500.00 $1,500.00
College of Design Local ground transportation   $200.00 $200.00
College of Design Studio Key Deposit   $15.00 $15.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $5,530.00 $5,530.00
Total: $20,152.00 $28,762.00
Fall 2024 budget sheet notes

The program fee covers academic activities for students in Rome (including field trips), provides support to faculty members teaching in Rome, and includes automatic enrollment in the OnCall international health insurance and emergency services plan.

Housing costs are charged to the Rome Program in euros and will appear on the U-Bill as an amount that has been converted to dollars, which will depend on the constantly fluctuating exchange rate between the euro and the dollar. The housing costs are 32 euros per day and the dollar amount listed here is based on an exchange rate of 1.1 dollars per euro. Actual housing costs after all payments are made could be higher or lower than what is stated here. Sometimes fluctuating exchange rates require us to make a second smaller charge to the U-Bill to accurately reflect the total amount charged to the program. Regardless of the estimate stated here, the U-Bill will be charged the actual housing cost.  

The non-refundable deposit covers electricity and gas costs in program apartments, housing provider procedure violations, and damages to program facilities, including program apartments. If no one accepts responsibility for apartment damages or housing provider procedure violations, all students in that apartment will be charged equally. If no one accepts responsibility for damages to other program facilities, all students will be charged equally. 

This budget is an initial projection of the costs for the Rome Program. This revised estimated budget was made available on 01/22/24 and replaces the previous year's budget.  Please keep in mind that these numbers are projections and may be subject to change. Furthermore, the amounts given represent base estimates only and may vary among individual students depending on spending habits. Nevertheless, the amounts should provide a reasonably accurate basis for initial financial planning.

Financial aid contact: Office of Student Financial Aid, 0210 Beardshear Hall, 515.294.2223,,

* Billable item