AIU Success Grant

AIU has established the AIU Success Grant to recognize new undergraduate students with 36 transfer credits or less who have achieved academic success within their program of study through their first academic year at AIU. The amount is a one-time award of up to $2000.*

The conditions are as follows:

  • Students must begin their program of study in January 2011 or later to be considered for the grant.
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student for each quarter within their first academic year (as defined as three full academic quarters or six 5-week sessions) taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per quarter and earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA through the first academic year.
  • Students must have 36 transfer credits or less to be eligible to receive the grant
  • The grant is awarded proportionately over each term in the second academic year of the program.
  • No disbursements will be applied to the student’s account until grades have posted for all coursework within the first academic year and a cumulative GPA has been determined.
  • This is a one-time grant and will be applied as a credit to the student’s account and no cash payments will be awarded to the student.
  • CEC Employees and family members utilizing the National Educational Assistance Program are not eligible to receive this grant.

The grant is non-transferable and non-substitutable and cannot be combined with any other institutional grant or scholarship. The grant/scholarship with the greatest financial benefit to the student will be applied. Interested candidates should contact the AIU Financial Aid Department for additional information.

*The grant amount, combined with all other sources of aid available to the student (federal/state financial aid grants and loan funds, military benefits, private alternative loans, employer tuition reimbursement etc.) may not exceed the total tuition cost for the academic year. In instances where this occurs, the grant will be reduced accordingly.

Note: The AIU Success Grant funding is limited. If funding for the 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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