Financial Aid – 2024-2025 Lower your education costFinancial Aid 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! Financial Aid Home Forms, Policies, FAQ SCHOLARSHIPS Academic Athletic Presidential Thomas S. Monaghan Founders Aquinas Saint Rita Mary Cross Tippmann Honors Academic Department scholarships National Home School Michigan Toledo Brilliant Jewel Additional scholarships GRANTS Federal Grants State Grants Sibling Grant Legacy Grant Visit Grant Florida Catholic Grant HEERF Grants Loans Federal Loans Private Loans STUDENT EMPLOYMENT VETERAN BENEFITS OTHER SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES Office of Financial Aid AMUFinancialAid@avemaria.edu Phone: (239) 280-1669 Fax: (239) 280-2566 5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL, 34142-9505 Open Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sandy Shimp, Director email@example.com Niurka Lopez, Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org Pedro delRio Rodriguez, Assoc Director email@example.com Karina Sanchez, Financial Aid Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org Scholarships 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 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. LOANS 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. Student Employment 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. Veteran Benefits 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.