AIU Advantage Grant

The purpose of the AIU Advantage Grant is to recognize students who face extreme personal and/or financial hardships in pursuit of a degree from AIU. Current students must be in good academic standing at AIU. Newly enrolled students must have been in good academic standing at their last institution.

The AIU Advantage Grant is typically awarded anywhere from $500 to $1,000 per academic program and will be applied against outstanding current or future charges at the University’s discretion.

The conditions are as follows:

  • The grant is used exclusively towards prior or current program charges.
  • To be eligible, students must be in attendance during the applicable term.
  • Candidates must apply and be accepted for admission to be eligible to receive the grant.
  • Candidates must submit a minimum 500-word essay on how they intend to use the skills learned at AIU to benefit others and society and complete the AIU Advantage Grant application.
  • All grants are applied as a credit to the student’s account, and no cash payments will be awarded to the student.

The grant is non-transferable and non-substitutable. Interested candidates should contact the AIU Admissions or Financial Aid Department for additional application information.

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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