Grants and Scholarships Guide

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AIU participates in a variety of grant programs for the benefit of students. Students must meet the eligibility requirements of these programs in order to participate. AIU administers its grant programs in accordance with prevailing federal and state laws and its own institutional policies. Students are responsible for providing all requested documentation in a timely manner.

Failure to do so could jeopardize the student’s eligibility. In order to remain eligible for each grant program, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined in the University Catalog.

Students who need additional information and guidance should contact the Financial Aid Office.

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.

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AIU Corporate Educational Alliances Grant

AIU has established a grant* in the name of its Corporate Educational Alliances in order to assist eligible students and their immediate family members** 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, complete the Educational Alliances Attestation form and must also allow for verification of eligibility. Verification of eligibility may require the student to submit documentation of proof of employment with the corporation.

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 percentage will be applied to the academic year tuition costs.
  • Qualifying students must be an employee of the corporate educational alliance member or an employee‘s immediate family member**.
  • Students must be employed with the educational alliance member within 30 days of enrollment.
  • 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 employment verification must provide documentation before the grant is applied. Documentation must show the effective date of employment and must be submitted after employment prior to the first day of class.
  • 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 Corporate Educational Alliance. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the exact grant percentage for which you may qualify.

**Immediate family members: Spouse (life partner) or dependent children only. Siblings, cousins, etc. are not considered an immediate family member

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.

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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.

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AIU Tribal Educational Alliances Grant

AIU has established a grant in the name of its Tribal 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 a candidate must be accepted for admission to the University, complete the Educational Alliances Attestation form and must also allow for verification of eligibility. Verification of eligibility may require the student to submit documentation of proof of tribal affiliation.

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 percentage will be applied to the academic year tuition costs.
  • Qualifying students must be a member of the tribal educational alliance member.
  • 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 the effective date of affiliation and must be submitted prior to the first day of class.
  • All of the above 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 by Educational Alliance. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the exact grant percentage for which you may qualify.

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AIU Veterans Grant

AIU has established a grant for our Veterans* of the U.S. military to assist in providing the opportunity to attend a degree program of study at AIU. Veterans may be eligible for a grant up to $1500** to be applied to the program tuition costs. To be eligible for the grant and waived application fee, a candidate must be accepted for admission to the University, allow for the verification of their military discharge via a DD-214 Member-4, or comparable government document and complete the AIU Veterans Grant Attestation form.

The conditions are as follows:

  • The AIU Veterans Grant is used exclusively towards prior or current program charges.
  • The grant is awarded proportionately over each applicable academic year and the grant percentage will be applied to the academic year tuition costs.
  • Qualifying students are Veterans of the U.S. Military that have a discharge that is other than dishonorable.
  • 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.

The grant is non-transferable and non-substitutable and cannot be combined with the following institutional grants: AIU Military Spouse Grant, AIU Corporate/Academic 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.

Students selected for membership verification must provide documentation before the grant is disbursed. Documentation must show the effective date of membership prior to the first day of class. Students not able to provide documentation will also be required to pay the application fee

*Veterans with a dishonorable discharge are ineligible for the grant.

*Students utilizing the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits are ineligible to receive this grant.

**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 Veterans Grant funding is limited. If funding for the AIU Veterans Grant is exhausted, otherwise eligible students may not be awarded the grant.

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Yellow Ribbon Grant

In accordance with the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the University has established a Yellow Ribbon Grant. Eligibility and amounts are determined on an annual basis (on or after August 1st) and are subject to change. To be eligible for the grant and waived application fee, a candidate must be accepted for admission to the University, be eligible for Chapter 33 Post-9/11 veterans benefits at the 100% rate, as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs, complete the appropriate University Attestation form, and allow for the verification of their Chapter 33 Post-9/11 eligibility via a DD-214 Member-4, or Certificate of Eligibility, or comparable government document.

The conditions are as follows:

  • Candidates must be an eligible veteran or a Dependent of an eligible Veteran that meets the Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability requirements (www.gibill.va.gov).
  • Candidates must apply and be accepted for admission to the University to be eligible.
  • The Yellow Ribbon Grant is applied as a credit to the student’s account, and no cash payments will be awarded to the student.
  • The Yellow Ribbon Grant is used exclusively towards prior or current program charges.
  • The Yellow Ribbon Grant is awarded for each period in the program that the student is determined eligible, and where the grant is needed.
  • The Yellow Ribbon Grant is non-transferable and non- substitutable and cannot be combined with any other institutional grant

American InterContinental University is committed to assisting military students in determining the best options available to them. To receive additional information on veterans educational benefit eligibility, students can contact the Veterans Administration at 800-827-1000, or 888-GI BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), or visit their website at www.gibill.va.gov

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AIU Lifelong Learning Grant

The purpose of the AIU Lifelong Learning Grant is to recognize AIU undergraduate alumni who intend to pursue a graduate degree at AIU. Alumni of these programs, enrolling into a graduate program, will be eligible for a grant up to $1,000*. The grant award will be applied against outstanding current or future charges at the University’s discretion.

The conditions are as follows:

    The Lifelong Learning Grant is used exclusively towards prior or current program charges.
  • The grant is awarded proportionately over each applicable academic year and the grant percentage will be applied to the academic year tuition costs
  • Candidates must apply and be accepted for admission into a Master’s degree program 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.

*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: AIU Lifelong Learning Grant funding is limited. If funding for the AIU Veterans Grant is exhausted, otherwise eligible students may not be awarded the grant.

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AIU Military Spouse Grant

AIU has established a grant up to 10%* for all spouses of active duty and drilling members of the U.S. military to assist in providing the opportunity to attend a degree program of study at AIU. To be eligible for the AIU Military Spouse Grant, a candidate must be accepted for admission to the University, allow for the verification of their spouse’s military status and complete the AIU Military Spouse Grant Attestation form.

The conditions are as follows:

  • The AIU Military Spouse Grant is used exclusively towards prior or current program charges.
  • The grant is awarded proportionately over each applicable academic year and the grant percentage will be applied to the academic year tuition costs.
  • Qualifying students are spouses of active duty and drilling members of the U.S. military.
  • 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 membership verification must provide documentation before the grant is applied.
  • 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 Veterans Grant, AIU Corporate/Academic 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.

*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.

*Students utilizing the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits are ineligible to receive this grant.

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

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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.

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EANGUS Scholarship

AIU will award up to six (6) individual scholarships throughout the 2017 calendar year to qualified EANGUS members or an immediate family member (spouse, child, or step child) of a current paid EANGUS member. AIU will provide a full tuition academic undergraduate or graduate scholarship that covers direct education-related costs which include tuition for all eligible programs, course materials, technology fee, and graduation fee.

The conditions are as follows:

  • For National Guard who are active EANGUS members
  • Six full-ride scholarships
  • All campuses
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For detailed information, download Grants Guide.



Financial aid is available for those who 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. American InterContinental University cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures.

Classes Start December 27, 2017