Financial Aid Options for Italy Study Abroad Students

Getting Financial Aid while Studying Abroad

The Marist College Florence, Italy study abroad program is a chance for college students to take a non-traditional approach to earning their degree, while immersing themselves in one of the greatest cultural epicenters in the world. As with any college program, the financial investment can be significant for most families. That is why Marist is proud to offer several financial aid options for Italy study abroad students.

Getting financial aid while studying abroad is easier than you think, and can easily put the cost of Marist’s Florence campus within reach. All undergraduate US citizens and non-US citizens are considered for scholarship and aid.

Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated superior academic performance during their high school careers. Though there’s no set GPA or class rank for earning a Merit Scholarship, we do consider the rigor of classes taken during your high school year when awarding all scholarships. Our scholarship committee recalculates each applicant’s GPA using core subject areas, including English, Math, History/Social Studies, Science and Foreign Language. From here, scholarships are awarded at three levels:

Presidential Scholarship: $15,000

Presidential Scholarship: $10,000

Marist College Scholarship: $8,000

Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer students are also eligible for merit-based scholarship. Each year, Marist College Transfer Scholarships are awarded to talented transfer students who have excelled at the college from which they are transferring. Our Admissions Review Committee reviews each candidate’s application to gauge both academic proficiency and viability within the program. Scholarships are renewable annually, provided each student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or better.

Financial Aid

Financial aid options for Italy study abroad students are similar to on-campus options. Those seeking financial aid must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for need-based aid. Once this is complete, simply submit your form to apply for aid. For international undergraduate students applying to Marist’s Florence campus, the CSS PROFILE must be submitted for institutional grant consideration.

For more information on financial aid for studying abroad at an American school in Florence Italy, please visit https://italy.marist.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-scholarships-financial-aid-florence.html, or contact a Marist admissions counselor to answer any questions you may have.