Will You go to American University for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?
How much will attending The American University cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for American University.
What's in it for me?
G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if American University's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.
Veterans Typically Attend American University for no More Than $26,907
If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend American University should not be more than $26,907.
|Veteran Sticker Price||$67,694|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits||$40,787|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$26,907|
Private College Tuition Not Covered by GI Bill® Benefits
Even if you qualify for full benefits, the tuition and fees charged by American University will not be fully covered. American University charges $49,889 a year for tuition and fees but your maximum Post-9/11 benefit is only $20,235. In order to make up the shortfall you will need some additional aid from the college and/or government.
|Veteran Tuition And Fees||$49,889|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*||$20,235|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$29,654|
|*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.|
Yellow Ribbon Program
It appears as though American University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, but we could not determine if there are restrictions of this participation. If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award so check with the college.
American University awarded a total of $1,707,101 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 220 veterans for an average award of $7,760 ($15,519 after government matching).
Questions to Ask the Admissions Department
- Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?
Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap
With a per credit charge for in-state students of $1,635, American University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.
|Below Cap for State Residents?||$1,635 per credit|
|Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?||$1,635 per credit|
Your Living Expenses Likely Covered
After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what American University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $2,547. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!
|Off Campus Living Expenses||$17,005|
|Total In Your Pocket||$2,547|
Your Books and Supplies are Likely Covered
Your book stipend of $1000 more than covers what American University estimates your expenses to be ($800).
|Total In Your Pocket||$200|
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