Financial Assistance & Scholarships for Degree Students

IAU College offers several scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities to degree students each year. To be eligible for IAU scholarships and work-study opportunities, students must abide by all IAU policies and regulations as stated on the policies page.

Undergraduate Students (BBA, BAIR, L3):


Graduate Students (MFA, MAFS, MAIR):



UNDERGRADUATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Presidential Scholarship - IAU College’s Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic ability who also have demonstrated outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and leadership. Students applying for this scholarship should have had a 3.5 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $10,000 per academic year.

Dean's Scholarship - This is a merit-based scholarship available to students with outstanding academic achievement. Students applying for this scholarship should have had a 3.0 GPA or higher. Selected recipients receive up to $6,500 per academic year.

Diversity Scholarship - IAU College’s Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all IAU students and the excellence of IAU College. Open to students who have been traditionally under-represented in degree programs abroad. This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. It would also include first generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Selected recipients receive up to $5,000 per academic year.

For more information on IAU scholarship and grant opportunities and the application process, please contact degree@iaufrance.org

Grants for Undergraduate Students

IAU also offers need-based grants as a way to help offset tuition costs.  For questions regarding need-based aid, please email degree@iaufrance.org.

Alumni Grant:  IAU College welcomes and encourages alumni to return to IAU, either to enroll in programs that drew them to IAU in the first place or to experience IAU through one of the many new offerings. Alumni who enroll in an IAU degree program are eligible to receive a $1,000 grant per semester, and a $500 grant for the summer term.

Need-Based Institutional Grant: Need-based institutional grants are given to students who can demonstrate a certain amount of need and/or financial distress. These grants can range from $2,500 per academic year up to a full tuition grant. For more information about need-based grants, please contact degree@iaufrance.org.

Work-Study Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

IAU College offers work-study opportunities each semester and summer term in Aix-en-Provence, France. Eligible students will decide on their duties together with faculty, staff and students to fulfill various tasks throughout their term including:

  • IT assistance for the IAU College computer labs
  • Event preparations (orientation, receptions, lecture series, etc.)
  • Study tour and field studies support
  • Social media correspondent to the IAU College US Office
  • Clerical duties as needed by the on-site staff (copying, printing, filing, etc.)
IAU's Work-Study program was created to financially assist the maximum number of students possible with their study abroad experience.  With nearly 60 years of experience mentoring students and expanding their global awareness, we are convinced that the highest benefit comes from host family living. In exchange for work-study responsibilities, IAU will cover the costs associated with the homestay, which includes lodging, daily breakfasts, and six dinners per week (usually totaling $4,130 per semester).

While we understand the desire to live independently for a second semester of a yearlong program, only so many funds have been allotted for this.  IAU can offer you an award of $2,500 towards your living experience for the second semester with a commitment to working 10 hours per week.


Extended Payment Plan

As an institution based in Europe, IAU College falls outside of the US Department of Education requirements for determining level of need. Therefore, IAU is unable to accept the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as part of the process for determining student need. Because of this, students at IAU are not eligible for federal student loans (Perkins, Plus, etc.). However, IAU is committed to offering eligible students access to need-based financial assistance and strives to work with the students to determine need through a fair and transparent process. Extended payment plans are available for students who qualify, up to $5,000 per academic year. Students will be able to pay back these amounts after graduation, interest-free through a trusted payment plan provider. For more information about this extended payment plan option please contact the US Office of Admissions at degree@iaufrance.org.


Payment Plans

IAU provides an option of making automatic monthly tuition payments through the Higher One Inc. Tuition Payment Plan. Students are able to spread their payments over a period of several months, interest free. Higher One Inc. Tuition Payment Plan Agents can help determine the lowest-cost payment strategy. If interested, please register on their website or call 800-635-0120.

*When enrolling in a new plan, you will select the school state as Arizona and the school name as IAU College.


GRADUATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS


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Scholarships for Graduate Students

Presidential Scholarship - IAU College’s Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic ability who also have demonstrated outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and leadership. Selected recipients receive up to $10,000 for the academic year.

Dean's Scholarship
- The Dean's Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available to students with outstanding academic achievement. Selected recipients receive up to $5,000 for the academic year.

Diversity Scholarship - IAU College’s Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all IAU students and the excellence of IAU College. This scholarship is open to students who have been traditionally under-represented in degree programs. This group includes, but is not limited to, students identifying by a certain race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, disability, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnic origin or veteran status. It would also include first generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Selected recipients receive up to $4,000 per academic year.

For more information about scholarships and how to apply, please contact degree@iaufrance.org.

Grants for Graduate Students

Alumni Grant:  IAU College welcomes and encourages alumni to return to IAU, either to enroll in programs that drew them to IAU in the first place or to experience IAU through one of the many new offerings. Alumni who enroll in an IAU degree program are eligible to receive up to a $2,000 grant per academic year.

Need-Based Institutional Grant: Need-based institutional grants are given to students who can demonstrate a certain amount of need and/or financial distress. These grants can range from $2,500 per academic year up to a full tuition grant. For more information about need-based grants, please contact degree@iaufrance.org.

Work-Study / Alumni Fellow Opportunities for Graduate Students

Work-Study: IAU's Work-Study program was created to financially assist the maximum number of students possible with their study abroad experience.  With nearly 60 years of experience mentoring students and expanding their global awareness, we are convinced that the highest benefit comes from host family living. In exchange for work-study responsibilities, IAU will cover the costs associated with the homestay, which includes lodging, daily breakfasts, and six dinners per week (usually totaling $4,130 per semester).

While we understand the desire to live independently for a second semester of a yearlong program, only so many funds have been allotted for this.  IAU can offer you an award of $2,500 towards your living experience for the second semester with a commitment to working 10 hours per week.

MFA Alumni Fellows Program: Alumni of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts who apply for the MFA are eligible to be Alumni Fellows at the Marchutz School. This involves around 10 hours of work per week specific to the needs of the Marchutz School. MFA Alumni Fellows receive a stipend toward their tuition costs.

For more information about scholarships, grants, and work study, including how to apply, please email degree@iaufrance.org.


Payment Plans

IAU provides an option of making automatic monthly tuition payments through the Higher One Inc. Tuition Payment Plan. Students are able to spread their payments over a period of several months, interest free. Higher One Inc. Tuition Payment Plan Agents can help determine the lowest-cost payment strategy. If interested, please register on their website or call 800-635-0120.

*When enrolling in a new plan, you will select the school state as Illinois and the school name as IAU College.

Extended Payment Plans

As an institution based in Europe, IAU College falls outside of the US Department of Education requirements for determining level of need. Therefore, IAU is unable to accept the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as part of the process for determining student need. Because of this, students at IAU are not eligible for federal student loans (Perkins, Plus, etc.). However, IAU is committed to offering eligible students access to need-based financial assistance and strives to work with the students to determine need through a fair and transparent process. Extended payment plans are available for students who qualify, up to $5,000 per academic year. Students will be able to pay back these amounts graduation, interest-free through a trusted payment plan provider. For more information about this extended payment plan option please contact the US Office of Admissions at degree@iaufrance.org.

Third-Party Scholarships

IAU encourages students to apply for Third-Party Scholarships in addition to IAU Scholarships. Some scholarship search engines include:


For a list of study abroad-specific scholarships for which students may apply, please visit the IAU's study abroad third-party scholarship page.


Click here to apply for IAU scholarships and financial assistance.