Housing and Residential Life

Options and Prices

The housing options available through John Cabot University Housing are the Gianicolo Residence, Lungara Apartments and the Viale Trastevere Apartments. For Fall and Spring semesters, Independent Apartments become available only after the Gianicolo, Lungara and Viale Trastevere Apartments have reached capacity. The same basic amenities and services are provided in the Independent Apartment as in the residences. The Independent Apartments are managed by a third-party contractor, including the cleaning and maintenance services.

John Cabot University housing is Italian by nature in every way! Our apartments can have varied floor plans, aesthetics, furnishings or locations. Students can enter up to three housing options on the application as their preferred housing options; however, the actual placement may vary based on the availability and the date of submission. 

Minors: Students are only permitted to move into John Cabot University Housing on or after their 18th birthday. For further information, please contact our Housing Office: housing@johncabot.edu.


Gianicolo Residence


The Gianicolo Residence consists of over 70 varying apartments, as well as the JCU Housing and Residential Life Office itself, and it is located steps away from the Guarini Campus and a short walk to the Tiber Campus. The Gianicolo Residence offers security guards on duty 24/7, a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and air conditioning/heating. During the Fall semester, the Gianicolo Residence is an entirely alcohol free residence building and houses a number of freshman students.

Viale Trastevere Apartments


The Viale Trastevere Apartments can house around 150 JCU students in addition to having the benefit of integrating students into a building with local Italian neighbors. These buildings are located steps from the tram line and they are a 20-25 minute walk from both the Guarini and Tiber Campuses. The Viale Trastevere Apartment buildings also have a 24/7 security guard on duty, a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and heating.

Lungara Apartments


The Lungara Apartments are conveniently located across from the Guarini campus and have the benefit of integrating students into a building complex with local Italian neighbors. Regular cleaning service is provided, as well as WiFi and air conditioning/heating. At night, the complex is accessible through a code-protected gate and there is a guard on duty.

Independent Apartments


In the event that both JCU residences reach capacity, the Housing Office will contract independent apartments through a third-party provider. Independent apartments also offer a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and heating.


Students placed in JCU Housing are responsible for reading and abiding by the policies and procedures outlined in JCU Housing Policies and Regulations


Duration: 16 weeks
Application deadline (including non-refundable deposit): November 1
Full payment deadline: November 30

Housing Options* for Spring 2020 Basic  Single 
Gianicolo Residence €4,300 / $6,050 €5,100 / $7,150
Lungara Apartments €4,300 / $6,050 €5,100 / $7,150
Viale Trastevere Apartments €3,600 / $4,900 €4,400 / $6,000
Independent Apartments €3,600 / $4,900 €4,400 / $6,000


Duration: 5 weeks (Summer I), 5 weeks (Summer II), 11 weeks (Both Summer I & II)
Application deadline (including non-refundable deposit): April 30 (Summer I), May 15 (Summer II), April 30 (Both Summer I & II)
Full payment deadline: May 5 (Summer I), June 6 (Summer II), May 5 (Both Summer I & II)

Housing Options* for Summer Sessions 2020 Basic  Single 
Summer Session I** €1,150 / $1,650 €1,400 / $1,950
Summer Session II** €1,150 / $1,650 €1,400 / $1,950
Both Summer I & II €2,300 / $3,300 €2,800 / $3,900

FALL 2020

Duration: 15 weeks
Application deadline (including non-refundable deposit): June 1
Full payment deadline: July 31

Housing Options* for Fall 2020 Basic  Single 
Gianicolo Residence €4,300 / $6,050 €5,100 / $7,150
Lungara Apartments €4,300 / $6,050 €5,100 / $7,150
Independent Apartments Plus*** €4,000 / $5,500 €4,800 / $6,600
Viale Trastevere Apartments €3,600 / $4,900 €4,400 / $6,000
Independent Apartments €3,600 / $4,900 €4,400 / $6,000

(*) ONLY students who are US citizens residing in the United States, permanent residents of the United States or Canadian citizens pay in USD; citizens and residents of other countries will pay tuition and fees in EUR according to the schedules posted on the Tuition and Fees section.
(**) Summer Housing options include Gianicolo and Lungara or Trastevere Apartments based on availability.  Students are notified of housing placement before arrival.
(***) Limited availability. Please contact JCU Housing.


The non-refundable deposit of USD/EUR 1000 is due at the time of the housing application. For students receiving financial aid, contact provider(s) to arrange billing and payment with the Housing office. The deposit will count towards the full housing fee and must be paid in full by the payment deadline, and before moving into the assigned unit. All payments submitted after the due dates will have a USD$/EUR€ 150 late fee applied to them.

It is important to note that submitting the payment for a preferred housing option does not guarantee that a student will be placed in their desired location. Students are encouraged to wait until they receive their official Placement Notice before submitting the full housing payment.

What are the payment deadlines?
For other payment deadlines, please consult the Tuition and Fees section of the website.

What if I don't get assigned to my first choice option and there is a cost difference?
Should students request one type of housing as their first choice and it is not granted, they will be billed for the housing they are assigned. Students will be notified of any outstanding housing balances upon the conclusion of the drop/add period.

What happens if I paid for a single upgrade and don't get assigned a single?
Final billing for housing is done in compliance with the University's drop/add schedule. If a student who requested and/or paid for a single does not receive it, he or she will not be billed the cost of the single upgrade. If the student has already paid for the upgrade, his/her account will be credited for the fee. For questions on the status of student accounts, please contact the Finance Office at accountsreceivable@johncabot.edu. You will be notified of the single upgrade should you receive it.

How am I reimbursed if I've paid too much?
Refunds are issued after the drop/add period for the session that is over and the final tuition fees have been updated for all students. Please contact the Finance Office at accountsreceivable@johncabot.edu for more details.

What if I'm on Financial Aid and my funds aren't released in time for the deadline?
In all cases, the Housing Deposit must be paid, in order for a student to be considered for JCU Housing. Housing placement is not affected by the timeliness of Financial Aid payments, but you must present appropriate documentation to the University ahead of time. For further information, please contact our Financial Aid Office: financialaid@johncabot.edu.

What happens to my housing payments if I defer for a semester?
Students who defer for a semester can have all of their payments (minus the non-refundable housing deposit) transferred to the following session, within the same academic year.  In order to ensure that their application is successfully deferred, students should contact JCU Admissions: admissions@johncabot.edu.

How much will I be reimbursed if I cancel my housing request or withdraw from the University?
The Housing Deposit is non-refundable. Please refer to the University's refund policy for further information.

When will I receive confirmation of my housing?
Students should expect to receive a Placement Notice Shortly following the application deadline for the corresponding semester.

When and how do I pay for housing? Will I receive an invoice?
The housing deposit must be paid when you submit your Housing Application and it is applied toward the corresponding housing fee. The Placement Notice serves as a payment reminder as well as confirmation of your placement. After receiving this, the remaining housing fee should be paid by the final payment deadline shown on the chart above. If you are a study abroad student, please check with your study abroad advisor if your home university has an agreement with JCU which affects your billing procedures.