The American University of Rome and the staff of the Veterans Benefit Services office are grateful to you and your family members for your service to your country and are committed to providing the necessary services to successfully transition from military to civilian life. The Veterans Benefit Services office deals primarily with processing education benefits offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Please call us on +39.06.5833.0919 or e-mail us with any questions or concerns, or to schedule an appointment to find out more about AUR’s Veterans benefits. Please also note that when you apply you should indicate that you are an American Veteran and we'll be happy to waive your application fee.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Veterans Aid

The American University of Rome has degree programs (within the Associate of Applied Arts, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees) that are listed as approved training by the Department of Veterans Affairs (facility code: 31400084).

For more information please contact: Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Processing Office, P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo NY 14240-4616, Phone: 800-827-1000, or visit their website.

Veterans Housing Payment Plan

Eligible veterans can apply for a housing payment plan if they choose to stay in AUR housing. In order to apply, please fill out the Housing Plan Application and return it to the financial aid office.
Download the Housing Plan application form here.

Scholarships

The American University of Rome is committed to assisting students whose academic merit and financial need warrant support. AUR aims to give Veterans the opportunity to take advantage of a high quality education and, accordingly, offers the Yellow Ribbon Veterans Scholarship.

The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship helps Veterans who have served in the U.S. military. Initially, AUR intended to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program provided by the VA. However, due to our foreign schools status, we were not eligible to participate.

In response to that and in order for us to obtain a ‘Veteran Friendly’ school status, AUR has created its own Yellow Ribbon Scholarship for those who would have been eligible. It was calculated on the average of what AUR would have given if it were eligible (1000 Euro a semester).

To apply, please submit: an application, brief letter of request to the scholarship committee, a personal recommendation and a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA confirming Yellow Ribbon eligibility.

The scholarship is renewable for 4 years or until graduation, depending on what comes first.

For more information regarding scholarships, please visit the AUR scholarship page.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

The American University of Rome accepts the Post 9/11 GI Bill. For more information please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Processing Office, P.O. Box 4616, Buffalo NY 14240-4616, Phone: 800-827-1000, or go to: www.va.gov. After you have filled out the application and been approved by the VA, please contact AUR’s Financial Aid department at financialaid@aur.edu

Here is a brief look at the procedures:

  1. Veteran checks to make sure the program of study is covered by the Post 9-11 GI Bill
  2. Veteran applies with VA
  3. Veteran receives Certificate of Eligibility
  4. Veteran mails copy of Certificate of Eligibility to AUR’s Financial Aid office
  5. Financial Aid faxes letter of enrollment to VA Office of Foreign Schools
  6. Financial Aid certifies student tuition and fees
  7. Student receives stipend
  8. AUR receives tuition payment

For more information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

AUR Veteran’s Club

The American University of Rome’s Veteran’s Club is an organization founded by student Veterans in 2011 that provides a social group setting to help Veterans adjust and become successful in civilian and college life. The club offers support, direction, resources, and connects student Veterans and attending family members from all branches of military service with other Veterans.

Activities include 4th of July and Veterans Day BBQ’s, voter registration days, trips to local U.S. military installations (Naples, etc.), and plans to volunteer at local embassies and American military cemeteries in Italy. The AUR Veteran’s Club is a recognized chapter of the Student Veterans of America.

The Veteran’s Club meets bi-monthly as well as during organized events and activities. Membership is open to all AUR students, faculty, administrators, alumni, staff and employees.

Advisor: Francesca Zivny, President: Terry Vick (USN, Ret.)

Contact Information

The American University of Rome
Department of Administrative and Enrollment Services
Via Pietro Roselli, 4
00153 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39.06.5833.0919
Toll free to Rome from the US: 877.592.1287
Fax: + 39 06 5833 0992

Have a question?

E-mail us at: financialaid@aur.edu