The Aristotle University is one of Greece's public Universities and therefore it is a legal entity with full self governance. It is primarily state-funded and functions under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs. Other financial resources for the university are donations from individuals, participation in various EU research programmes and profits generated through management of the university assets. It is important to note that no fees are charged to the students of the university.
The administration of the university consists of collective bodies who take decisions within the framework of the Greek laws. Main objective of the administration's efforts is to ensure the proper function of the university and pursuit the benefit of the academic community as a whole.