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American University Grants


Prospective Student Financial Aid
Fax: 202-885-1025
Financial Aid Building, Room

Mon.-Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed.: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Prospective Student Financial Aid
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001

American University (AU) grants are offered to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Grants may be offered in addition to an AU scholarship. To renew this award each year, you must still demonstrate sufficient need per the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

The AU Grant is for tuition only and may be adjusted if you receive any additional tuition awards from other sources. These awards may be replaced at any time by University funds from endowed sources to meet fund restriction requirements.

Supplemental AU Grant

A one time only grant is occasionally offered as the result of an special circumstances appeal decision. This will be listed on your award letter as a one time only award and is not eligible for renewal for the following year.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Early Decision I: FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: Nov. 10
Early Decision II: FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: Jan. 10
Regular Decision Freshman: FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: Jan. 10
Transfer: FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: Mar. 1
Current (Continuing) AU Students: FAFSA: May 1

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