The program is limited to 15 students.
To be accepted into the Summer in Italy program, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Anyone who is accepted but later falls below these requirements will be withdrawn from the program, even if the program has already started. Tuition money will be refunded, but the student will continue to be responsible for all housing costs and any other costs that might be incurred by the student.
Qualified students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis with priority going to second-year students. This application is not complete until a $250 deposit has been paid (see below).
- Deposit amount - $250.00
- Deposit due - within 7 days of acceptance
- Full payment - $7,750 (Tuition, five credits and fees - $4,500; Housing - $3,250)
- Full payment due - May 15
- Deposit is nonrefundable.
- Housing must be paid whether attending or not attending program.
- Housing cannot be paid through Federal Aid if one does not attend the program.
- With the exception of the non-refundable deposit and housing costs, the refund policy located in the current Student Handbook will be followed.
Once a student is accepted into the Parma Program, deposits are refunded only in cases of bonafide medical withdrawal, or student withdrawal/suspension from Albany Law School, any of which must occur and be documented, including a written request for return of the funds, prior to the Parma Program departure date. In the case of bonafide medical withdrawal, the student must also submit to the Program Director, prior to departure date, a physician's statement of reasons why the student cannot/should not undertake the trip. In all cases, any refund may be reduced to the extent Albany Law School itself is unable to obtain a refund or where a penalty or extra charge is imposed for a cancellation or change.
Should a student withdraw while the Program is in progress, he/she will forfeit the deposit and all non-recoverable fees and will also be responsible for any additional fees that result from the withdrawal (such as additional airfare).
Albany Law School must make an irrevocable commitment on housing each year. For this reason, any student who withdraws from the program after March 8 will remain obligated in full for the housing non-refundable costs incurred by Albany Law School and will not be able to use Federal aid to pay for the non-refundable housing costs.
This program may be cancelled in the following circumstances:
- Fewer than 8 students enrolled in the program;
- Issuance of a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert covering Italy and/or surrounding countries;
- Other compelling circumstances, which will be identified by Albany Law School.
In the event of program cancellation, all monies including the $250 deposit and housing will be returned to the student.
State Department Travel Warnings and Alerts
If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert covering the program dates and the country of Italy is issued, all registrants will be notified promptly and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. If the registrant withdraws under this section prior to commencement of the program the registrant will receive a full refund of all monies, including housing, advanced within twenty (20) days after the withdrawal.
If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert covering the program dates and the country of Italy is issued, students will be notified promptly and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. If the student withdraws under this section during the program the registrant will receive a refund of fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of termination or withdrawal.
Federal financial aid is available for this program. Please complete the 23-24 FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. In addition, you must complete the Summer Aid Request Form and return it to Financial Aid. This form will be sent via e-mail to all students in late February.
- Cost of Attendance for aid recipients:
- Tuition and Housing $7,750
- Transportation $1,300
- Food $1,250
- Personal $1,000
- Total $11,300
Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions at 518-445-2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.