Housing and Residential Life

Options and Prices

The housing options available through John Cabot University Housing are the Gianicolo Residence and the Viale Trastevere Apartments. For Fall and Spring semesters, Independent Apartments become available only after the Gianicolo Residence and Viale Trastevere Apartments have reached capacity. It should be noted that, although the Independent Apartments include the same basic amenities and services as the primary housing options, they are managed by a third party contractor and all related cleaning services and maintenance requests are coordinated and overseen by the third party company.

Students should understand that John Cabot University housing is Italian by nature in every way. Our apartments can have varied floor plans, aesthetics and furnishings. Quiet hours are to be respected and are strictly enforced in an effort to maintain a good rapport with the local community.

Wireless Internet, though available free-of-charge in all apartments, is not included as a basic standard amenity since local internet providers can be unreliable. John Cabot University does not accept any liability for problems with internet providers and will not intervene in internet maintenance. For academic research, students should utilize the wireless internet service available on the Guarini and Tiber Campuses.

Minors: Students are only permitted to move into John Cabot University Housing on or after their eighteenth birthday. For further information, please contact our Housing Office: [email protected].


Located in Rome's popular Trastevere neighborhood, the Gianicolo Residence consists of over 70 varying apartments, as well as the JCU Housing and Residential Life Office itself. The residence combines the classic architectural features common to the neighborhood with modern amenities and furnishings. This learning and living community is just steps away from the Guarini Campus and a short walk to the Tiber Campus. The apartments can house from two to nine students and each apartment includes a full kitchen, bathroom(s), bedrooms, and common areas. The Gianicolo Residence also offers security guards on duty 24/7, a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and air conditioning/heating. The Gianicolo Residence houses Resident Assistants (RAs) throughout the building for student support. During the Fall semesters, the Gianicolo Residence is an entirely alcohol free residence building and houses a number of freshman students.


The Viale Trastevere Apartments offer students the opportunity to live in a residential building in a more residential area of the Trastevere neighborhood. 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. The apartments offer common areas and large apartments with modern amenities and furnishing. The apartments can house up to 9 students and include a full kitchen, common areas, bathrooms, and balconies. 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. All residents are assigned a Resident Assistant (RA) who may also live in their same building or neighborhood.


The Lungara Apartments are conveniently located across from one of the University’s campuses and provide a perfect combination of independence and comfort. Situated in close proximity to the University and JCU community, the Lungara Apartments have the benefit of integrating students into a building complex with local Italian neighbors. The apartments can house between 3 and 9 students and vary in layout. Each apartment offers modern amenities and furnishings, has a fully equipped kitchen, common area, washing machine and 1 or 2 bathrooms, depending on the apartment size and arrangement. Regular cleaning service is provided, as well as WiFi and heating. At night, the complex is accessible through a code-protected gate and there is a guard on duty.


In the event that both JCU residences reach capacity, the Housing Office will contract independent apartments through a third-party provider. These apartments offer the same standard amenities as JCU's housing options (a full kitchen, bathroom(s), common areas) and can house from 2 to 9 students. While completely modern and furnished, students will realize that no two independent apartments are alike, creating a truly charming and unique Roman experience. Independent apartments also offer a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and heating. Students living in independent apartments have assigned RAs, who provide the students with useful tips and support throughout the semester at all these locations.

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


Housing Options    Housing Prices*
Duration    Application Deadline (including Housing Deposit)
 USD     EUR      
Spring Semester 2018
Gianicolo Residence
Basic Option $5,850 €4,100 15 weeks June 1
Single Option $6,950 €4,900
Viale Trastevere Apartments Basic Option $4,800 €3,500
Single Option $5,900 €4,300
Independent Apartments
Basic Option $4,800 €3,500
Single Option $5,900 €4,300


Summer Session 1

Gianicolo Residence

 Basic Option $1,650 €1,150 5 weeks April 15
Single Option $1,950 €1,400


Summer Session 2

Gianicolo Residence 

Basic Option $1,650 €1,150 5 weeks May 15
Single Option $1,950 €1,400


Both Summer 1 & 2

 Basic Option $3,300 €2,300 11 weeks April 15
Single Option $3,900 €2,800
Fall Semester 2018
15 weeks June 1
Gianicolo Residence and Lungara Apartments
 Basic Option $6,050 €4,300
Single Option $7,150 €5,100
Viale Trastevere Apartments Basic Option $4,900 €3,600
Single Option $6,000 €4,400
Independent Apartments
 Basic Option $4,900 €3,600
Single Option $6,000 €4,400
Spring Semester 2019
16 weeks November 1
Gianicolo Residence and Lungara Apartments
 Basic Option $6,050 €4,300
Single Option $7,150 €5,100
Viale Trastevere Apartments Basic Option $4,900 €3,600
Single Option $6,000 €4,400
Independent Apartments
 Basic Option $4,900 €3,600
Single Option $6,000 €4,400

(*) 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.


The Housing Fee (see above) is due according to the payment schedule that can be found on the Housing Request Form and must be paid before a student is allowed to enter his or her apartment. The USD$/EUR€ 1,000 Housing Deposit is deducted from the Housing Fee and is non-refundable. All payments submitted after the due dates will have a USD$/EUR€ 150 late fee applied to them. If a student is assigned a single bedroom the fee for this added option will be billed after move-in.

Housing Billing FAQs

1. What do I need to pay for housing?
Please refer to the Housing Prices table above.

2. What are the payment deadlines?

  Application deadline (*)
(including housing deposit)
Payment Deadline
Fall June 1
July 15
Spring November 1 November 30
Summer I April 15 April 30
Summer II May 15 May 30

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

3. What if my payment is made after the posted date?
Late payments are subject to a late fee of USD$/EUR€ 150.

4. 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.

5. 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 [email protected]. You will be notified of the single upgrade should you receive it.

6. 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 [email protected] for more details.

7. 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: [email protected].

8. 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. Students should make sure they are in close contact with our Admissions Office: [email protected].

9. 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.

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

11. When and how do I pay for housing? Will I receive an invoice?
The housing deposit must be paid when you submit your Housing Request Form 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.