Financial aid portal

Tuition and Costs

Welcome to our comprehensive tuition and cost information hub! Here, students can effortlessly access detailed breakdowns of our university's tuition fees and associated expenses for every academic year. From tuition rates to housing and meal plans, we've got you covered. Plan your educational journey with clarity and confidence. Explore our page now and pave the way to your academic success!


Scholarships at Ave Maria University come in various forms, including academic, athletic, and mission-fit. These diverse opportunities cater to students with exceptional academic achievements, athletic talents, or those who align with the university’s mission and values. Thanks to these scholarships, deserving students can pursue their education and passion while receiving financial support.


Grants are a type of financial assistance provided by federal, state, or local government entities to help students pay for their education. In addition, Ave Maria offers special grants for visiting campus or having siblings or parents at the University.


Students have access to federal and state loans to assist with funding their education. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students can determine their eligibility for federal loans, such as Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. Additionally, state-specific loan programs may be available, depending on the student’s state of residence. These loans offer competitive interest rates and flexible repayment options, enabling students to bridge the financial gap and invest in their academic journey at Ave Maria University.

Financial Aid Resources

We understand the cost of private, Catholic higher education can be challenging. Ave Maria is dedicated to offering you a high-quality Catholic education at a cost you can manage, and we’ll be with you every step of the way as you navigate your path. Start exploring how you can receive an authentic Catholic liberal arts education at an affordable price today!


A wide variety of student worker positions are available. First and second year students can work up to 15 hours per week and upperclassmen up to 20 hours per week. This work directly builds skills for future employment.


Veterans can utilize a variety of programs to receive financial support for their education at Ave Maria University. These programs help cover tuition, fees, and housing expenses, ensuring veterans can pursue their academic goals with less financial burden.

Graduate Financial Aid

AMU offers competitive Merit Based Scholarships for some of our Graduate programs. While the Office of Financial Aid focuses on processing federal and private loans for graduate students, these special scholarships are awarded directly by each Graduate School.

Financial Aid FAQs

Getting financial aid can sometimes come with a lot of questions, and AMU is here to help you get the answers you need.

Financial Aid Policies

Discover a comprehensive guide to the criteria, procedures, and regulations governing the allocation and disbursement of financial assistance to eligible students. This resource aims to provide clarity, ensuring students understand their rights, responsibilities, and available avenues for financial support within the university's framework.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Discover the privileges and duties students possess in relation to financial aid processes and support. This resource aims to empower students with a clear understanding of their entitlements, obligations, and ethical considerations, fostering responsible stewardship and access to financial assistance within the university community.

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5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL, 34142-9505
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Sandy Shimp, Director
Niurka Lopez, Assistant Director
Pedro delRio Rodriguez, Assoc Director
Karina Sanchez, Financial Aid Specialist