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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 4,584
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 56%
Average Aid Amount $26,636
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 1,344
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 76%

Financial Aid Information at American

For academic year 2018-2019, Total 4,584 students (56% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarship, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $26,636. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduate students), 1,344 students (76% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at American University is $49,889, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2018-2019, total 4,584 students (56% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $26,636. It includes federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid. Next table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at American University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at American University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid4,58456%$26,636
Pell Grants1,34817%$4,367
Federal Student Loans3,62445%$6,350

Beginning Students Financial Aid

For academic year 2018-2019, total 1,344 beginning students (76% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 1,270 students (71% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree seeking beginning undergraduate students. Below table shows the number and amount by source of financial aid at American University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at American University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid1,34476%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources1,13864%$31,053
Federal Grants34419%$4,622
Pell Grants33019%$4,655
Other Federal Grants141%$3,839
State/Local Grants442%$503
Institutional Grants1,11763%$30,194
Student Loans1,00356%$7,801
Federal Student Loans99056%$5,312
Other Student Loans1237%$20,853