Federal Student Loan Program for Graduate Students

The American University of Rome participates in US Title IV Direct Lending to cover the estimated cost of attendance for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Graduate students are eligible for Direct Unsubsidized and PLUS loans through this program. Our financial aid department is dedicated to counseling students through the entire process, from the application stage through the disbursement and management of these loans.


U.S Veterans benefits may be used for AUR's M.A. programs.


AmeriCorp benefits may be used for AUR's M.A. programs.

AUR Alumni 

AUR degree holders qualify for a 10% tuition alumni discount.

Merit Scholarship

All candidates that have completed their M.A. application (submitted all required documents and paid their application fee) by February 1st will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
Decisions are based on criteria obtained from the admissions portfolio (all supporting documents and interviews). A separate application is not necessary for this scholarship.
Candidates seeking a scholarship are encouraged to submit a sample of their academic writing along with their admissions application. These can be sent via email to gradschool@aur.edu.

Student Training Program

AUR also runs a Student Training Program for full-time graduate students. Students who apply for and are accepted to this program receive training in various areas of the university administration in exchange for a reduction in tuition (or Federal Loans if a student is using loans to cover tuition costs).