The American University Financial Aid office is prepared to answer any questions you might have regarding financial aid, and to share information on external scholarship and funding sources. The staff will work with you to create the best possible financial aid package and payment plan. Your aid may include an AU scholarship or grant, federally funded grants, and/or low-interest federally funded loans. The process of applying for financial aid requires time and attention to detail.
Please review all of the information posted on the AU Financial Aid website to ensure that you thoroughly understand the various aid options and application process. Early filing of a complete and accurate financial aid application will help ensure that you receive the best possible combination of university and non-university financial aid available.
American Payment Plan
American University offers the American Payment Plan (APP) to students as an alternative to paying your bill in full at the start of each term.
The plan splits your Fall or Spring semester balance into convenient monthly payments, with no interest charged. By budgeting ahead for the upcoming term's charges, you may be able to reduce the amount of loans needed for the school year.
All applicants are considered for merit scholarships; a separate application is not required for consideration. Scholarship recipients are notified at the time of admission. In general, scholarship recipients have excellent academic credentials and exhibit exceptional leadership skills.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Applicants interested in learning more about American University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program should visit the Yellow Ribbon section of the Financial Aid website for more information.