AIU Academic Educational Alliances Grant

AIU has established a grant* in the name of its Academic Educational Alliances in order to assist eligible students with the opportunity to attend a degree program of study at AIU. To be eligible for the Educational Alliances Grant and waived application fee, a candidate must be accepted for admission to the University and complete the Educational Alliances Attestation form and must also allow for verification of eligibility. For Academic Educational Alliances, verification of eligibility may require the student to submit documentation of proof of prior attendance from the institution of higher learning with which AIU has an articulation agreement.

The conditions are as follows:

  • The Educational Alliances Grant is used exclusively towards current program charges.
  • The grant is awarded proportionately over each applicable academic year and the grant will be applied to the academic year tuition costs.
  • Qualifying students are students who have previously attended an institution with which AIU has a signed articulation agreement.
  • Candidates must apply and be accepted for admission to the University to be eligible to receive the grant.
  • All grants are applied as a credit to the student‘s account and no cash payments will be awarded to the student.
  • Students selected for verification must provide documentation before the grant is applied. Documentation must show proof of attendance at the prior institution and be submitted prior to the first day of class at AIU.
  • All of the conditions must be fulfilled before the grant can be disbursed.

The grant is non-transferable and non-substitutable and cannot be combined with the following institutional grants: AIU Military Spouse Grant, AIU Veterans Grant, AIU Corporate Educational Alliances Grant or AIU Lifelong Learning Grant. The grant with the greatest benefit to the student will be applied. Interested candidates should contact the AIU Financial Aid Office for additional application information.

*Please note that grant percentages may vary (ranging anywhere from 5% - 20% of the tuition costs) by Academic Educational Alliance. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the exact grant percentage for which you may qualify.

Note: The Educational Alliances Grant funding is limited. If funding for the Educational Alliances Grant is exhausted, otherwise eligible students may not be awarded the grant.

What is the difference between grants, loans and scholarships?

Unlike scholarships – most of which are based upon merit – grants are often given to students on a need-based authority. Like scholarships, grants are offered from a variety of sources, such as colleges or career schools, private or nonprofit organizations, and both the federal and state governments. To read more about these grants and others, check out the U.S. Department of Education’s website.

Another similarity between scholarships and grants (and an aspect that makes them different from loans) is that the money doesn’t usually need to be repaid.

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