Financial Aid for M.A. in Spanish Students


SLU-Madrid is committed to making the cost of a graduate degree affordable. Tuition fees for the Masters in Spanish are up to 50 percent lower than those for comparable programs in the U.S. and in Spain. We have a range of financial aid options for students pursuing the M.A. in Spanish on a full-time basis during the academic year as well as students pursuing the degree during the summer.

The SLU-Madrid Scholarship and Financial Aid staff is available to help you find the resources you need to earn your M.A. degree in Spain.

For more information, Contact: admissions-madrid@slu.edu.

  1. Loyola Scholarship
  2. Manresa Assistantship
  3. Grants and Loans: Available to U.S. students
  4. Madrid Campus Jesuit Award for Graduate Programs
  5. Madrid Campus “Antiguos Alumnos” Award for Graduate Programs
  6. External Funding

You may be eligible for multiple programs, increasing the affordability of your SLU-Madrid graduate degree. Scholarships will not be applied in excess of your tuition bill.

Loyola Scholarship

The Loyola Scholarship is merit-based and is available to incoming graduate students. The scholarship has a value of 150 € per credit (up to 4,500 €) to entering graduate students who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment, scholastic achievement, and intellectual promise. To receive a Loyola Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Be admitted to the SLU-Madrid's M.A. in Spanish program.
  2. Not already hold a post-baccalaureate degree.

Manresa Assistantship

SLU-Madrid seeks to encourage its diverse graduate student population to contribute to its academic community. Manresa Assistantships are awarded based on students' academic excellence, experience, and professional interests (as expressed in the Manresa Assistantship Application Form). The assistantships provide tuition discounts of 85 € per credit (up to 2,550 €).

To be considered for a Manresa Assistantship, you must submit the Manresa Assistantship Application Form by March 1 for the fall semester and by September 1 for the spring semester.

Grants and Loans

Loans provide additional means of financing a SLU-Madrid Master's degree. Click here to get more information on loans. U.S. citizens and permanent residents with questions about their loans should contact the Office of Student Financial Services at the St. Louis Campus. For contact information, click here.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents eligible for Saint Louis University need-based financial aid (federal, state and private-funded grants and loans) must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The online FAFSA application becomes available on January 1 of each year at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. (Saint Louis University’s school code is 002506).

Madrid Campus Jesuit Award for Graduate Programs

The Madrid Campus Jesuit Award for Graduate Programs provides tuition discounts of 50 € per credit (up to 1,500 €). This award will be automatically granted to entering graduate students who meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be admitted to the SLU-Madrid M.A. in Spanish program.
  2. Hold a B.A. (or equivalent) from a Jesuit university anywhere in the world.
  3. Not already hold a post-baccalaureate degree.

Madrid Campus Antiguos Alumnos Award for Graduate Programs

The Madrid Campus Antiguos Alumnos Award for Graduate Programs provides tuition discounts of 50 € per credit (up to 1,500 €). This award will be automatically granted to entering graduate students who meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be admitted to the SLU-Madrid M.A. in Spanish program.
  2. Hold a Bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University, attending SLU-Madrid for at least one year of study, OR, is a child (natural born or adopted) of a Saint Louis University graduate who attended SLU-Madrid for at least one year of study.
  3. Not already hold a post-baccalaureate degree.

External Funding

What sources of financial aid are available outside of Saint Louis University? Check with your employer, the ministry of education in your country, and other organizations by using the Web. For U.S. students, a good starting point is federal government’s webpage for students.

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