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Programs : Budget Sheet

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

Spring Budget Sheet for College of Design Spring Rome Program
Spring Budget Sheet for College of Design Spring Rome Program
Budget Item Undergrad (In State) Undergrad (Out of State)
ISU program fee - Other *   $200.00 $200.00
Housing (billable) *   $3,200.00 $3,200.00
College of Design Rome Program Fee *   $3,500.00 $3,500.00
Iowa State Tuition *   $4,852.00 $12,454.00
Iowa State Fees *   $747.00 $747.00
Billable subtotal:  $12,499.00 $20,101.00
Books and Supplies   $300.00 $300.00
Food   $1,900.00 $1,900.00
Anticipated Personal Expenses   $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Passport and Mailing   $165.00 $165.00
Visa and Mailing   $65.00 $65.00
Airfare   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
College of Design Photographs for applications   $15.00 $15.00
College of Design Local ground transportation   $300.00 $300.00
College of Design Studio Key Deposit   $15.00 $15.00
College of Design Permesso di Soggiorno (Permit of Stay)   $100.00 $100.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $5,160.00 $5,160.00
Total: $17,659.00 $25,261.00

Spring 2021 Budget Notes

Differential tuition:  All students participating in this program are responsible for the ISU Tuition line on the budget table above.  Landscape architecture students will not be charged for the Tuition Differential line.

This budget provides a reasonable estimate for the 2021 program, but it is still subject to change based on enrollment in the program.
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 CISI international health insurance and emergency services plan. More information about CISI is available here: 

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 24 euros per day and the dollar amount listed here is based on an exchange rate of 1.2 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 26 euros per day includes waste disposal, telephone and wireless internet.

The miscellaneous fee covers electricity and gas costs in program apartments, housing provider procedure violations, and damages to program facilities, including program apartments.  The housing provider will give a list of procedures, violation charges, and replacement costs for damages to students. If a student causes extensive damages to the program facilities, the cost will be charged to  the student's u-bill as a separate fee.

This budget is an initial projection of the costs for the Rome Program. This estimated budget was made available on 08/15/20. 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