Federal Student Loans
IDSVA participates in the federal direct student loan program. Graduate students can borrow up to $20,500 per year in student loans to cover tuition and costs. Graduate PLUS loans are also available. To apply, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and enter the IDSVA school code: G41888.
IDSVA offers modest scholarship support, based on a combination of need and merit. Eighty percent of students receive a scholarship, and the average annual award is $4600. All students who complete the FAFSA are considered for a scholarship award. The FAFSA can be completed either before or directly after acceptance to IDSVA in order to be considered for a scholarship. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship award at the time of acceptance, or 2 to 3 weeks after the FAFSA is received, if the FAFSA was not filed with the application.
Typically, IDSVA awards one Writing Fellowship annually in the amount of $2000. The Writing Fellow attends the summer residency at Spannocchia Castle to mentor first-year students in writing skills.
Payment plans are available through IDSVA. Before attending the first year Italy residency in May, a down payment of $4500 is required. The balance of tuition due may be paid in equal monthly installments.