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American University
Washington, DC
TUITION AND EXPENSES
Cost of Attendance $61,360
Tuition and Fees $44,853
Room and Board $14,526
 
Books and Supplies $800
Other Expenses $1,181
Payment Plans Installment plan, prepayment discount, deferred payment
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Office
E-mail facounselor@american.edu  
Web Site Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
 
Application Process
Application Deadline  
Award Notification On or about April 1
Method 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 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID
Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants 1,235 (73.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Need 939 (76.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 939 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 458 (48.8%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 90%
Average Award $36,320
  Need-Based Gift Received by 871 (92.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,045
  Need-Based
  Self-Help
Received by 870 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,616
  Merit-Based Gift Received by 255 (27.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift 174 (10.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,234
 
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants 4,316 (61.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Need 3,711 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid 3,711 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met 710 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Avg. Pct. of Need Met 70%
Average Award $31,064
  Need-Based Gift Received by 3,229 (87.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,024
  Need-Based
  Self-Help
Received by 3,426 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,281
  Merit-Based Gift Received by 1,003 (27.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift 630 (9.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,579
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Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates Not reported
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans
  Parents of Students Receiving Aid Not reported
  Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid Not reported
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 Academic scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, Minority scholarships, State scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships, Religious affiliation scholarships
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
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
  Number of Awards Not reported
  Top Areas (By
  Money Awarded)
 
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Employment
Work-Study Programs Federal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
Not reported