Estimated Cost Summary - For planning purposes, students may anticipate the tuition, fees, travel and living expenses for the 2019 Cracow Summer Law Program will be approximate to costs in 2018, which appear in the chart below. Costs may be subject to minor increase.
Estimated expenses are based on Summer 2018 
and may be subject to minor increases in Summer 2019
Application fee (nonrefundable) $100
Tuition (3-6 credits)
$1,100 per credit
3 credits = $3,300
4 credits = $4,400
5 credits = $5,500
6 credits = $6,600
New Student fee
(non-CUA students only)
Program Fee $475
Accommodations -
(Double rooms at 120 Polish Zl. per person; single rooms at 180 Polish Zl. per person; conversion calculated at an exchange rate of 3.42; subject to change due to currency fluctuation)
$1,122 (double room)
$1,684 (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)
$7,500 - $10,800 

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

*Students arrange and pay for their own transportation to-from Cracow

Applications are due by March 17, 2019, or until the program reaches maximum capacity.

Program deposit, in the amount of $500, is due March 31, 2019. (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. Piotr Szwedo at


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.

Here are a few links to helpful Web sites:

Aer Lingus

British Airways


Council Travel




LOT (Polish airlines)

Northwest Airlines

Ryanair (within Europe)


United Airlines


Check out Cracow Life to learn more about one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities. The website will give you information about Cracow, including maps, restaurants, hotels, shopping, entertainment, and more! Find out more about this great city where you could spend your summer!

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 Bratniak student dormintory located at Joblonowskich 10/12, 30-001 Cracow, Poland. Rooms consist of Jack and Jill suites with shared full bathrooms. Single rooms with a bathroom may be available at a higher price, but singles are very few. Although the facility is not handicap accessible, with advanced notice, the Bratniak may be able to accommodate students with special needs.

Each room is furnished with beds, desks, chairs, and a wardrobe for your clothes (type of wardrobe varies with each room). Rooms are provided with sheets, pillows, comforter and towels. Rooms are cleaned once a week. Each room comes with a television and a small fridges.

The Bratniak front desk is operated by a guard on duty. There is a cafeteria in the basement of the building, where students may purchase meals. Additionally, students have use of the common room with cable TV, the laundry room (washing machines only), and a shared refrigerator. The Bratniak is not air-conditioned, but Cracow summer evenings tend to be cool.

The Bratniak is centrally located to the city's Main Square and it is within walking distance to the Larisch Palace, where classes are held. Students who chose to stay at the Bratniak will be billed through CUA Enrollment Services.

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 Bratniak 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