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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Law: International Business and Trade.

Summer Budget Sheet for Law: International Business and Trade
Summer Budget Sheet for Law: International Business and Trade
Budget Item CatholicU Students
Total: $0.00
Expense Cost
Application fee (nonrefundable) $100
Tuition (3-6 credits)
$1,000 per credit
3 credits - $3,000
4 credits - $4,000
5 credits - $5,000
6 credits - $6,000
New Student fee
(non-CUA students only)
Program Fee $475
(subject to currency fluctuation)
~$575 (double room)
~$1150 (single)
Books & Materials ~$150 -$350
Estimated Airfare* ~$1,100 - $1,350
Meals & Personal Items (varies)  ~$1,200 - $1,600
Total Estimate
(On average, student's overall expenses)

$6,600 - $9,600
(AVG: $8,450)

PLEASE NOTE: These rates are our current best estimates and are subject to change.

*Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements between the United States and Cracow, Poland. There are regular flights to Warsaw from the U.S. and ground transportation from Warsaw to Cracow is convenient and inexpensive. Cracow's new international airport offers regular flights between selected U.S. and European cities. Ground transportation from other European cities to Cracow is also available at a reasonable price. American passport holders do not need visas to enter Poland.

Applications are due by March 6, 2016, or until the program reaches maximum capacity.
Program deposit, in the amount of $500, is due March 18, 2016. (Note: Class preferences and housing accommodations are determined by order of deposits.)

Financial Aid - Students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credits to be eligible for financial aid. Catholic University law students should plan to meet with our Financial Aid Director, David Schrock ( to discuss their plans with him. Law students from other law schools should consult their school's financial aid office to determine what assistance may be available.
These costs are not applicable for Polish and Eastern European students. Applicants from these regions should contact Prof. Michal Chorosnicki at or Prof. Izabela Krasnicka at
The Summer 2016 book list will be made available to enrolled students in early April to allow sufficient time for students to seek the lowest cost options available. To keep book costs to a minimum, students are encouraged to purchase used textbooks as early as possible.
Housing Options:
Students have the option of registering for CUA-arranged housing or securing their own accommodations.
CUA-arranged Housing  - The program arranges housing at the Hotel Studencki Zaczek, more commonly referred to as the Zaczek, a student dormitory located at al.3 Maja 5, 30-063 Cracow, Poland. Students who chose to stay at the Zaczek will be billed through CUA Enrollment Services. All students will be accommodated in double rooms with a private bathroom. A few singles may be available for a higher price. Rooms are equipped with sheets, pillows, a comforter, and towels. Rooms are cleaned once a week or upon request, with advanced notice of one day; towels are changed on demand, as long as one returns the used towels to the reception clerk.
The Zaczek is near the center of Cracow, an easy 15-minute walk from the Main Square, and adjacent to the modern Jagiellonian University Library, where students may become members for a very small fee.
Independent Housing Arrangements - Students may seek their own housing, as they are not required to reside in CUA-arranged accommodations. This may be an attractive option for students who are familiar with Cracow or who wish to share the cost of more spacious accommodations with classmates attending the program. Students who may be traveling with family members or anticipate visitors during the course of the program should seek independent housing, as CUA-arranged housing is only for students enrolled in the program.
Students who chose to arrange their own housing assume all responsibility for those arrangements. Before entering into any housing agreements, students are advised to understand the terms of the agreement, including costs, amenities, and refund policy concerning deposits and other payments. Cracow is an ancient city, therefore rental properties may or may not offer air conditioning, elevators or Wi-Fi access as standard features. Students should seek accommodations convenient to the Larisch Palace of the Jagiellonian University, where classes are held. Larisch Palace is located at 12 Bracka Street, Old Town, Cracow, Poland.
Students are responsible for their own meals. Breakfast may be purchased weekdays at the Zaczek for a small cost. Prices in Poland are still very reasonable by Western standards and are subject to modest fluctuation, depending on changes in the Polish economy. Students can enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner for the equivalent of $6-$12. Elaborate meals are more expensive, but a student can savor the wide expanse of Polish cuisine without taxing the pocketbook.

Metro Students
Tuition rates and program fees may vary for students enrolled in the CUA Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. Please contact the Office of Education Abroad for more details.