Scholarships and Grants
At American InterContinental University (AIU) Houston, we have a team of dedicated Financial Aid Advisors to guide you through planning for how to pay for college. From guidance while filling out your FAFSA to assisting you as your complete financial aid documents, we strive to ensure that you have your questions answered throughout the financial aid process. In addition to student loans and federal aid programs, our Financial Aid Advisors can also point you toward a variety of scholarship and grant opportunities.
Scholarships and Grant Programs
One of the benefits of attending AIU Houston is that there are a number of institutional scholarships and grants that are available that may help ease the burden of paying for college. Our Financial Aid Advisors can help those who qualify apply for any of grant and scholarship opportunities that may be available at AIU.
Some of these financial aid opportunities include:
AIU Advantage Grant – This is a need-based scholarship for students facing extreme personal or financial hardships. Qualifying students may be eligible for $500 to $1,000 in assistance.
AIU Academic Educational Alliances Grant – Students who transfer to AIU Houston from a Texas-based institution with whom we have an articulation agreement may be eligible for a varying grant in the amount of 5% to 50% of tuition costs.*
AIU Corporate Educational Alliances Grant – Our Educational Alliances Center (EAC) partners with local businesses to offer professional development opportunities and educational incentives. Current employees (and their immediate family members) of the companies that are part of our Corporate Educational Alliance may be eligible for a 5% to 50% grant toward tuition costs.*
AIU Impact Grant – In collaboration with select, participating employers, AIU has established the Impact Grant to assist eligible students with the opportunity to attend AIU. The Impact Grant is available for degree programs specified by the University; not all programs may be eligible.
AIU Tribal Educational Alliances Grant – Students affiliated with a Tribal Educational Alliance member may be eligible for financial assistance in the form of tuition remission
AIU Lifelong Learning Grant – Undergraduate alumni who choose to pursue a graduate degree at AIU may qualify for up to $1,000 toward tuition and program costs.
AIU Resilience Grant – This grant assists new students who are enrolled in a Title IV eligible program at AIU but due to extenuating circumstances are unable to pursue their education without financial assistance.
AIU Success Grant – This grant is designed to recognize and reward students with 36 transfer credits or less who achieve academic success during their first academic year at AIU. New undergraduate students who are enrolled more than half-time each quarter in their first year and achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 may qualify for a one-time grant of up to $2,000.
AIU Scholarship Fund – Recognizing students with an inspiring motivation to earn a degree at AIU, if eligible, recipients may receive anywhere from $500 to $2,000.
Additional scholarships available for our students include the AIU International Scholarship, which offers up to $8,000 for international students, and the Alumni Referral Scholarship, rewarding $1,000 to new students who were referred by AIU alumni.
Military Grants and Scholarships
At AIU Houston, we also have several grant and scholarship programs specifically for our military students:
In addition to these financial aid opportunities, we offer tuition reduction for qualifying military students. Active military undergraduate students can receive a 45% reduction in tuition at AIU, while active duty graduate students can receive a 20% tuition reduction.
Are you looking for more on the scholarships or grants available to AIU Houston students? Request information from our Admissions Advisors.
* Grant percentages may vary by Educational Alliance. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the exact grant percentage for which you may qualify.
University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Classes Start January 27, 2021