Monday, January 18, 2010

One Step Closer to Rome!

Instead of using my nap/blogging time today for blogging I used it to do a little digging about graduate school funding. When I began I wasn't very hopeful. I don't know why, but from the very beginning Paul and I assumed that he wouldn't be eligible for US Student Loans if he went to Italy to study (see his dream school here). After a half dozen unsuccessful internet searches I found this.

The next part was a little bit trickier because in order to find a school's code you need to have the right name (or a part of the correct name anyway). I tried to type in the whole name in English but ran out of room after "Pontifical University." So I searched that with no luck. Then I tried "Thomas" since it's "The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas." I was starting to feel a little depressed when I finally typed in "Tomasso."


The Pontificia Universita San Tommaso has the Federal School Code: G11044! So there's actually a chance we'll be able to get a loan!

Since Paul worked the 10-7am shift last night he is asleep and will not appreciate this phenomenal news for another few hours. And in an extraordinary act of willpower I will not run down to the cabin to wake him up.

This opens up a whole new world of possibilities (and the tuition is like 20x cheaper than the comparable US school!) and I can just see myself living here...


  1. That's wonderful news! :) I can't imagine living in Rome, I'd be over the moon.

  2. wow, I think I am going to just read your blog and then I won't have to do my own research... lol

  3. I lived in Rome through the University of Dallas' Rome program. I have so many fond memories of my time there and the delicious food. It is a great, beautiful place to raise a child or many children as they are so loved and treasured by everyone there. I think I may still have a book about living and working in Italy which you would really like, written by some expats. I will look and see if I can find it and send it to you if you are interested.

  4. I am so excited!

    Hi Maria-

    I'd definitely be interested in reading it if you wanted to pass it along! I'm so excited I've been reading everything I can get my hands on! I really hope this is part of God's plan for us!


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