The Catholic University of America




Estimated Cost Summary


Estimated Cost Summary

Expense Cost
Application fee (nonrefundable) $100

Tuition (3-6 credits)
$750 per credit

3 credits - $2,250
4 credits - $3,000
5 credits - $3,750
6 credits - $4,500

New Student fee
(non-CUA students only)
Program Fee $450
(subject to currency fluctuation)

~$575 (double room)
~$1150 (single)

Books & shipping ~$150.00-$350.00
Estimated Airfare* ~$1,200.00- $2,000.00
Personal Items & Meals (varies)  ~$400.00- $1000.00
Evacuation & Health Insurance $55
Total Estimate*** $5,140-$9,300

PLEASE NOTE: These rates are our current best estimates and are subject to change.
*Students arrange for and pay for their own transportation to-fro Krakow

Applications are due by February 25, 2013, or until the program reaches maximum capacity

Program deposit, in the amount of $500, is due March 11, 2013. (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.

Financial aid form for Cracow only pdf

Financial aid worksheet for Rome and Cracow pdf


These costs are not applicable for Polish and Eastern European students. Applicants from these regions should contact Prof. Michal Chorosnicki 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:

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!



The program arranges housing at the Zaczek, a student hotel and dormitory located near the center of Cracow, an easy 10-minute walk from the Main Square. All students will be accommodated in double rooms with a private bathroom. A few singles may be available for a higher price. The rooms are equipped with sheets, towels, basic tableware. The dorm is near the Blonia field and Jordan recreational park, and adjacent to the modern Jagiellonian University Library, where students may become members for a very small fee.



Breakfast will be available weekday mornings at the Zaczek for a small cost. Students are responsible for their own lunches, dinners and all weekend meals. 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.