SIS has many partnerships with external organizations designed to help support incoming and current graduate students fund their studies. Visit the SIS Partnerships page to learn more.
Need-based aid is administered through the University's Central Office of Financial Aid. At the graduate level, it generally takes the form of a federal low-interest loan package with a work-study option. Both part-time and full-time students may apply for need-based assistance. The FAFSA code for American University is 001434.
There are award opportunities available specifically for international students at SIS. An updated cost guide for international students can be found here. For more information you can also visit the International Student Resources page.
Current Fellowship Recipients
SIS current students who have received fellowships should view this PDF to learn more about payment guidelines, tax implications, etc.