|Books and Supplies||$800|
|Room and Board||$16,196|
|Other Expenses Budget||$1,009|
The annual list price to attend American University on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $69,366 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $50,542 for tuition, $16,196 room and board, $800 for books and supplies and $819 for other fees. Out of state tuition for American University is $50,542, the same as District Of Columbia residents.All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend American University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.
|Family Income||Net Price Paid|
|$0 to $30,000||$21,108|
|$30,001 to $48,000||$20,965|
|$48,001 to $75,000||$27,374|
|$75,001 to $110,000||$33,218|
The average reported annual net price for American University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $37,319 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses
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66% of full-time undergrad American University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $29,117 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 40% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,937 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $27,241.
|Total Grant and Scholarship Aid||$29,117||66%|
|Institutional Grants and Scholarships||$29,819||53%|
|Other Federal Grants||$2,000||1%|
|State and Local Grants||$611||2%|
|Federal Student Loans||$4,937||40%|
|Other Student Loans||$27,241||7%|
To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to American University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $125,788. The loan balance of $125,788 is a four year multiple of the $31,447 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,200 could be required to satisfy your student loan.
Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.
|Stafford Loan Interest Rate||2.75%|
|Time to Pay Off Student Loan||10 years|
|Example Monthly Payment||$1,200.16|
|Total Interest Paid||$18,230.75|
|Sum of All Loan Payments||$144,018.75|
Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at American University to be $277,464 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.
|Price Per Credit||3 Credit Class||4 Credit Class||All Residents||$1,684||$5,052||$6,736|
Estimated cost for a class at American University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at American University versus other colleges.
|Tuition Payment Plan||Yes|
|Prepaid Tuition Plan||Yes|
|Alternative Tuition Plan||Yes|
|Guaranteed Tuition Plan||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131159 IPEDS survey data for American University.