AU administers graduate awards for both incoming and current graduate students, including the United Methodist Graduate Scholarship and the Hart A. Massey Fellowship. For more information, visit the AU Graduate Scholarships page.
Advisors in the AU Office of Merit Awards help current students to identify appropriate opportunities and partner with faculty to assist with the application process. Merit Awards staff also advertise scholarship opportunities campus-wide and organize special events and workshops.
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.