You have finally finished the agony of five years of high school, you have graduated and can finally start deciding about your life and your future, making a choice of your own (at least it should be) and without conditioning: you can choose the university faculty that will make you become what you will one day, with a degree in hand. You have so many options ahead of you and you will have to know how to juggle in the sea of Universities that exist in Italy. And above all you will have to learn that – from the first year of enrollment up to the graduation session – not only dozens of exams, but well-defined deadlines, will fall on your head, within which you will have to pay your university tuition. But if you're wondering exactly where to pay college fees, know that the times are evolving and there are different ways to do it. Let's see them together.
- 1 How much does the University cost?
- 2 How to know how much I have to pay university fees?
- 3 Where to pay university fees?
- 4 How to pay university fees?
How much does the University cost?
Did you graduate and are thinking about enrolling at the University? Probably your family will be trying to find out about the costs and expenses that will hang on your head when you become a university student. And they do well, because they are not minor expenses. The University requires a not indifferent economic commitment, both private and public. And even if private universities are decidedly more expensive, the public one does not joke. The fact that it is state does not exonerate students from having to contribute to the maintenance and proper functioning of their University through the hated university fees: technically defined as an all-inclusive contribution required to all students to cover the costs of the services offered (educational and administrative). Each University can decide the amount of these taxes, to which, however, must also be added another mandatory amount: the regional tax for the right to study (which usually is around 120-150 euros).
How to know how much I have to pay university fees?
Do you already know which faculty you want to subscribe to? This is better because the amount of university fees varies from Faculty to Faculty, from University to University and from Region to Region. For example, attending Medicine at the Sapienza University in Rome will not be the same thing as enrolling in Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Bologna. And the same is true even when one is wondering where to pay university fees. Each University decides for itself, except to now respect common methods.
Like all other universities, even the one you choose will decide how much tax to pay to your students on the basis of income brackets, taking into consideration the family income. And it does so by asking them to deliver the Isee (equivalent economic situation indicator), in addition to the application for registration, upon registration. Once the income has been established, with the help of this document, the student will know in which income bracket he / she is placed by his / her University and so will be calculated his / her university tuition due.
One thing the state asks the universities: to respect a minimum income threshold, within which the student is totally exempted from paying university fees . This threshold is set at € 13,000, but each university can remodel it at will. For example, there are universities that have raised it to 23 thousand euros (the University of Bologna), others to 14 thousand euros (La Sapienza of Rome).
From that threshold onwards we proceed to payment for income brackets. Just to give an example:
- From 0 to 13 thousand – exemption
- From 13.001 to 30 thousand – amount in euros for the first band of income
- From 30.001 to 50 thousand – amount in euros for second band of income
- Above 50 thousand – payment of the maximum amount
This is just one of the many facilities provided for university students, who enjoy various incentives for income, merit and disability.