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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$66,478
Tuition and Fees
$49,889
Room and Board
$14,880
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$909
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
facounselor@american.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001434
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,242 (78.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
761 (71.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
753 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
151 (46.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$35,229
Need-Based Gift
Received by 706 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,188
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 680 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,267
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 180 (25.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
254 (9.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,347

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,517 (63.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,655 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,598 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
422 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$33,952
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,279 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,651
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,281 (90.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,940
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 938 (27.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
594 (8.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,410

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,122
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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