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Finance Your Future: Other Resources

Funding for Graduate Study Abroad

SIS Research, Conference & Internship Grant

Award recipients are given up to $1000 for travel abroad and $500 for domestic travel to engage in academic research or participate in an internship or conference. Learn more about this grant and other resources for funding graduate study abroad.

AU Merit Graduate Scholarships

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.

University-wide Scholarships and Awards

Visit the Internal Funding Resources page for information on scholarships/awards and eligibility criteria.

AU Office of Merit Awards

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.

Career Center

learn more about American University's Career Center.

Jobs on Campus

Learn more about on-campus and near-campus job opportunities.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Learn more about the provisions in The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 extended to those who are employed in public service. More about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

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For U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

For International Students

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) suggested Fellowship and Scholarship opportunities

Tuition and Fees

Graduate and non-degree students are charged tuition on a per credit hour basis. Tuition is subject to increase on an annual basis. For more information, visit AU Tuition and Fee website.


About Need-Based Aid

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.


International Students and I-20 Requirements

International students are required to demonstrate the ability to meet a certain level of financial obligation. For more information and a detailed cost guide, visit the AU International Student and Scholar Services website.