Graduate Students 




UNDERGRADUATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS


To apply for financial aid, please complete your Common App application and click Financial Aid in the left menu. If you do not have an account, you can register for Common App here.

 

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students


Merit-Based Scholarships
 

ACM offers the following merit-based scholarships:

President's Scholarship -This Very selective scholarship, which covers full tuition costs, is awarded to first year undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performancework experience, course rigor and outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and leadership. Recipients are selected based on the application for admission and reviewed by ACM’s Scholarship committee. The President’s Scholarship covers tuition only. Students are responsible for paying for program fees and housing. 

Provost Scholarship
Awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and consistent academic and extracurricular achievement; the Provost’s Scholarship awards up to $10,000 per academic year

Dean’s Scholarship - Awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and consistent academic and extracurricular achievement; the Dean’s Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per academic year.

 

Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship

ACM’s Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all ACM students and the excellence of ACM. 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 $4,000 per academic year, which will be divided among the semesters.

Grants for Undergraduate Students


Alumni Grant 

The American College of the Mediterranean welcomes and encourages alumni of either the Institute for American Universities (IAU), ACM's study abroad institute, or ACM to return to ACM. Alumni who enroll in an ACM program are eligible to receive a $5,000 grant, which will be divided among the semesters. This grant is awarded for the first year of their program only.

Need-Based Institutional Grant 

Need-based institutional grants are considered for students who demonstrate high financial need and/or financial distress. These grants can range from $1,000 or more per academic year and will be divided among the semesters. For more information about need-based grants, please contact admissions@acmfrance.org 

Private Student Loans

While ACM is under review for regional accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), one of its longest-standing university partners, Fairfield University, has generously agreed to serve as ACM’s School of Record, providing course-by-course equivalencies and accredited transcripts to ACM undergraduate students as needed. Because of this, students who enroll as non-degree-seeking students with Fairfield are eligible to apply for private student loans that can be used towards their ACM program tuition and fees. Please visit the Transcripts & Schools of Record page for more detail.

Interested students should contact ACM’s Office of Admissions at admissions@acmfrance.org or 800-221-2051 as soon as possible for more information on what steps are needed to begin the process and/or with any questions.

Please contact admissions@acmfrance.org with any questions.

GRADUATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS


To apply for financial aid, please log into your MyACM Account and click Financial Aid in the left menu. If you do not have an account, you can register for a MyACM Account here.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Merit-Based Scholarships 

ACM offers the following merit-based scholarships:

President's Scholarship -This Very selective scholarship, which covers full tuition costs, is awarded to first year undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performancework experience, course rigor and outstanding out-of-classroom and co-curricular involvement and leadership. Recipients are selected based on the application for admission and reviewed by ACM’s Scholarship committee. The President’s Scholarship covers tuition only. Students are responsible for paying for program fees and housing. 

Provost Scholarship
 - Awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and consistent academic and extracurricular achievement; the Provost’s Scholarship awards up to $10,000 per academic year

Dean’s Scholarship - Awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and consistent academic and extracurricular achievement; the Dean’s Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per academic year.

Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship

ACM’s Board of Directors Diversity Scholarship recognizes the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance the education of all ACM students and the excellence of the American College of the Mediterranean. 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, which will be divided among the semesters and summer.

 

Grants for Graduate Students


Alumni Grant 

The American College of the Mediterranean welcomes and encourages alumni of either IAU or ACM to return to ACM. Alumni who enroll in an ACM program are eligible to receive a $5,000 which will be divided among the semesters and summer.

Need-Based Institutional Grant 

Need-based institutional grants are considered for students who demonstrate high financial need and/or financial distress. These grants can range from $1,000 or more per academic year and will be divided among the semesters and summer. For more information about need-based grants, please contact admissions@acmfrance.org.  

On-site Professional Development Grant for Graduate and Undergradute Students

ACM's On-site Professional Development Grant was created to financially assist the maximum number of students possible. 

*Students receiving the President's Scholarship are not eligible for the On-site professional Development Grant.

Eligible students may apply for the following positions/departments throughout the ACM campus:  

Library 

Student Success Center 

Front Desk 

ACM Events 

Department of International Relations 

Marchutz 

Cafe 

Professors 

French Tutoring 

Provost's Office 

Wine Studies 

Custom Programs 

Social Media  

IT assistance for the ACM computer labs

Event preparation (orientation, receptions, lecture series, etc.) 

Study tour and field studies support 

Social media correspondent for the ACM US Office 

Clerical duties as needed by the on-site staff (copying, printing, filing, etc.) 

Leadership roles in student activities and organizations 

Additional opportunities as needed 



Please see 2024-2025 Academic Year award amounts below:

Tier  Fall Spring Year Total Application of Funds
1 $2,250 $2,250 $4,500 In exchange for 10-15 hours of work per week.
2 $3,250 $3,250 $6,500 In exchange for 10-15 hours of work per week.
3 $4,250 $4,250 $8,500 In exchange for 10-15 hours of work per week.

***Students will receive the following amounts per semester towards their tuition 

Students pursuing the On-Site Development Grant should note: 

  • The On-site Professional Development Grant must be approved by their advisor to continue in the program for the second semester. 

  • Those interested in moving down a tier may do so after completion of their first semester. 

To apply please contact Dr. Mary Boyington by email at : Mary.Boyington@iau.edu


Marchutz Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Alumni of the Marchutz School of Fine Arts who apply for the MFA are eligible to receive a Marchutz Alumni Professional Development Grant during their time in the MFA program. This grant involves around 10 hours of work per week specific to the needs of the Marchutz School. The grant program creates a special opportunity for returning alumni to work at the Marchutz School as artists, assistants, and apprentices, enriching the entire Marchutz curriculum with their focus and experience.  Grant recipients pursue their own graduate-level practice alongside current undergraduate students, creating an atmosphere of youthful enthusiasm for painting and the study of art. They train as future art educators and administrators through observation of faculty members as they engage with students and assist in studio management and communications. Recipients receive a stipend toward their tuition costs.

Institute Payment Plan (IPP)

The American College of the Mediterranean offers the Institute Payment Plan (IPP) to students in the fall and spring terms as an alternative to paying your bill in full at the start of each term. The plan splits your Fall or Spring semester balance into convenient monthly payments, with no interest charged. There is a $30 non-refundable enrollment fee due each semester for enrollment in the Institute Payment Plan. Students may enroll until August 15th for the Fall semester and until January 15th for the Spring semester.

Private Student Loans 

While ACM is under review for regional accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), one of its longest-standing university partners, Northern Illinois University (NIU), has generously agreed to serve as ACM’s School of Record, providing course-by-course equivalencies and accredited transcripts to ACM students as needed. Because of this, students who enroll as Students at Large (non-degree-seeking students) with NIU are eligible to apply for private student loans that can be used towards their ACM program tuition and fees. Please visit the Transcripts & Schools of Record page for more detail.

Interested students should contact ACM’s Office of Admissions at admissions@acmfrance.org or 800-221-2051 as soon as possible for more information on what steps are needed to begin the process and/or with any questions.

Third-Party Scholarships

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

Please contact admissions@acmfrance.org with any questions.