Current Graduate Students

Questions?

For Prospective Students:
Phone: 202-885-6500
Fax: 202-885-1025
E-mail: facounselor@american.edu

For Current or Continuing Students:
Phone: 202-885-8000
Email: financialaid@american.edu

Contact Information


Required Applications

Graduate students enrolled at least half time in a Master's or PhD program may be eligible for federal loans and/or federal work study. To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no deadline, and the FAFSA will be reviewed on a rolling basis as it is received.

  • Merit Scholarships

    Scholarships are awarded by the academic departments. The Financial Aid Office does not administer these awards. Please visit your school's merit scholarship Web page for further information.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    Complete your FAFSA online. Be sure to list the American University (AU) FAFSA code, 001434, in the college release section. (A limited supply of paper FAFSA forms is available from the AU Financial Aid Office, if you prefer.)

  • Awarding Timeline

    Continuing students will receive their notification letters via the student portal in late June after spring grades have been received and reviewed. Missing grades may delay the arrival of your award letter.

  • Additional Forms

    You may be asked to download and complete a Verification Worksheet or other documentation as needed to complete your aid application. Do not complete these forms unless asked to do so by the Financial Aid Office.