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Online Graduate Students

Questions?

For Prospective Students:
Phone: 202-885-6500
Fax: 202-885-1025
E-mail: facounselor@american.edu

For Current or Continuing Students:
Phone: 202-885-8000
Email: financialaid@american.edu

Contact Information

Online graduate students enrolled at least half time in an online Master's program may be eligible for federal loans. However, graduate students enrolled in online programs are ineligible for federal work study.  

To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA will be reviewed on a rolling basis as it is received. It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed by May 1st each academic year. FAFSAs should be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the end of the academic semester in which you are enrolled at least half-time. 

More information on applying for federal loans can be found on our Graduate Students webpage.

**New for 2017-18 - the FAFSA is already available. You can log into the FAFSA website now to submit the FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year. The FAFSA will continue to be available from this point on in October for the following academic year.**

Listed below is information regarding the various online programs as well the as the Cost of Attendance for each specific program.

 

College of Arts & Sciences

MA in Economics

There are three semesters for the master's in economics program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.

MA in Economics Cost of Attendance


MS in Nutrition Education

There are three semesters for the online master of science in nutrition education program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.

MS in Nutrition Education Cost of Attendance


Kogod School of Business - MBA/ANLT

For the Kogod School of Business online MBA and Analytics programs, there are 2 semesters (Fall and Spring). Each semester is broken into primarily two sets of module courses beginning at the start of the semester and the midpoint of the semester. There is NO summer for the Kogod online program. Each semester, students must be enrolled at least half time (5 credits) to be eligible for federal Stafford loans. Due to the nature of the modular courses, please contact our office is you are considering dropping a course so we can better assist you in determining impacts to aid.

Kogod School of Business Online Programs Cost of Attendance


School of Communication

There are three semesters for the online master's in strategic communication program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.

MA in Strategic Communication Cost of Attendance


School of International Service - MA.INRL, MIS.INSV:OL, and MA.SENT:OL

There are 3 semesters for the SIS online programs (Summer, Fall and Spring). If you are enrolled in an immersion program and consider changing coursework (dropping) during that semester, please contact our office so we can discuss impacts to your federal aid eligibility. If you will be taking summer coursework and would like to use federal aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.

School of International Service Online Programs Cost of Attendance


School of Public Affairs - MPAP

There are three semesters for the online master of public administration and policy program (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.

MPAP Cost of Attendance

 

School of Professional & Extended Studies

MS in Measurement and Evaluation
There are three semesters for the online Masters in Measurement and Evaluation (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.

MS in Measurement and Evaluation Cost of Attendance

MS in Healthcare Management
There are three semesters for the online Masters in Healthcare Management (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file.

MS in Healthcare Management Cost of Attendance

MS in Sports Analytics and Management
There are three semesters for the online Masters in Sports Analytics and Management (Summer, Fall, and Spring), broken into 2 modules per semester. Dropping below half time status will result in a loss of aid. To be considered for summer aid, please be sure to have a valid FAFSA on file. 

MS in Sports Analytics and Management Cost of Attendance