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.

Program Scholarship Information

A merit-based scholarship for 50% of the total tuition is available for one full-time student from each of the 15-month M.A. programs. All candidates that have submitted the required documents and paid their application fee by February 1st are eligible to apply. Candidates seeking a program scholarship are encouraged to submit a sample of their academic writing along with their admissions application.

  • M.A. in Food Studies
  • M.A. in Peace Studies
  • M.A. in Sustainable Cultural Heritage

For information on how accepted students may apply for the program-specific, merit-based scholarships, please contact financialaid@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).