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Military / Veteran Assistance

“At American National University, we know the value of your service to our country,” says Frank Longaker, President of American National University and a Vietnam veteran, ’68–’70. “With our help, you can turn your military educational benefits into a promising and exciting new career and fully enjoy the freedom and prosperity your service has helped to guarantee for all Americans. Come join the thousands of your fellow members of the military and their families, from the Spanish-American War through the War on Terror, who have chosen American National University for their education.”

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Call us today. We’ll help you complete all the necessary paperwork, and make it as easy as possible for you to become an American National University graduate!

If you participated in the Montgomery GI Bill® program, you can take advantage of these monthly benefit rates for full-time students:

CHAPTER 30: Active Duty/Veteran


CHAPTER 31: Disabled Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs pays the cost of tuition, books, and all fees directly to American National University. In addition, the veteran receives an allowance from the VA. Visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs page for rate information.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

CHAPTER 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®

If you qualify for tuition assistance through the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®, we have even more good news for you. American National University will cover any tuition and/or fees not covered by your Post 9/11 benefits. For you, this means a college education with no out-of-pocket expense. Contact us for full details on these and other forms of tuition assistance for servicemembers.

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CHAPTER 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

Individual benefit of $1,024/month for the spouse or dependent of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled or whose death was service-connected.

CHAPTER 1606: Selected Reserves

Benefit: $369/month (and you may be eligible for a kicker)


Blue Ribbon Grant

American National University is proud to award up to $18,000 in tuition assistance to qualified military veterans, active duty, Guard/Reserve and military spouses and dependents. This grant can be used in addition to existing education benefits. You may also call your American National University representative for more details.

Armed Services Recognition Grant

Through this grant—available exclusively at American National University—qualified students may receive up to $5,000 per 5 terms in tuition assistance.

Education Benefits for Spouses—My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)

Military spouses may receive education benefits through the MyCAA program when pursuing approved degree programs, licenses or credentials.

Click here for details regarding the MyCAA military education program for spouses.


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    ANU-Funded Financial Aid

    Domestic Grants & Scholarships | International

    Joseph E. Hurn Scholarship

    The Joseph E. Hurn Scholarship is designed to recognize and award students who excel in their university studies. Funded by American National University, the Hurn Scholarship is based on academic merit alone. Students are evaluated for eligibility after they complete one academic year (the evaluation period), based on certain factors. Read More »


    American National University Opportunity Grant

    The Opportunity Grant is awarded and funded by American National University. It is designed to match outside grant and scholarship funds provided by defined social, local, and civic organizations. An Opportunity Grant Calculation Form will be completed by the Student Services staff for eligible students.


    A Public – Private Partnership — Workforce Development Grant

    This program, exclusive to American National University, provides matching funds to many federal, state, and local workforce development and worker retraining programs. Over the past decade, ANU has provided more than $3.5 million in matching funds to over 1,300 students. Up to $7,500 per year may be awarded through this grant to supplement programs such as the Workforce Investment Act, Trade Adjustment Act, Vocational Rehabilitation, and similar programs.


    Helping Companies Invest in their Employees — Business Partnership Grant

    Another program unique to American National University, the Business Partnership Grant, supplements employer-provided tuition assistance to qualified students. ANU will match up to $1 for every $2 that your employer provides in tuition reimbursement funds, limited to the amount of unpaid tuition costs. The University allocates up to $2 million per academic year for this grant.


    Work-Study

    American National University offers an institutional work-study program which provides employment opportunities for students to help finance their educations. Whenever possible, work-study employment is designed to improve students’ business skills and to provide experience for the business specialization in which they are enrolled.


    Tuition Payment Plan

    Any student who enrolls in the payment plan will have the option to make three payments each term. The first payment will be made on or before the first day of class, the second will be made on or before the first day of the next month, and the final will be made on or before the first day of the third month.

    International Grants & Scholarships | Domestic

    International Gateway Graduate Career Grant

    The International Gateway Graduate Career Grant is designed to recognize, award, and assist international students who wish to study in their home country. The purpose of the grant is to help international students reach their goal of obtaining a career education at the graduate levels.

    Initial Eligibility: Each calendar year, international students who are enrolled in a graduate level online program of study at American National University or a graduate level program at a University Education Resource Center established by American National University in a country other than the United States, qualify for this grant, subject to availability of funding as described below.

    Application Process: The application process consists of the submission of the following to an International Admissions Officer:

    • A completed American National University international student application for study in home country either online or at a University Education Resource Center, and the application fee.
    • Evidence of the required English Language skills.
    • Completion of the required education level for entry into the level of program desired.
    • Commitment to obtain employment in or related to the field of study.
    • Ability to attend for the period required to complete the selected program.

    Award: Eligible students will be awarded $425 per course for graduate degree level. Grant payments are applied directly to students’ tuition and fee charges on their student accounts.

    Continued Eligibility at American National University: Continued eligibility (from term to term and level to level), is contingent on students’ continuous enrollment at the university in graduate level online courses or graduate level courses at a University Education Resource Center established by American National University in a country other than the United States.

    The award year for the grant is defined as July 1st to June 30th. The total amount of funds allocated by American National University for the grant is $500,000 each award year. The availability of the grant will be evaluated at the end of each calendar year.

    This scholarship cannot be combined with other grants or scholarships.

     

    International Gateway Career Grant

    The International Gateway Career Grant is designed to recognize, award, and assist international students who wish to study in their home country. The purpose of the grant is to help international students reach their goal of obtaining a career education at the undergraduate levels.

    Initial Eligibility: Each calendar year, international students who are enrolled in an undergraduate level online program of study at American National University or an undergraduate level program at a University Education Resource Center established by American National University in a country other than the United States, qualify for this grant, subject to availability of funding as described below.

    Application Process: The application process consists of the submission of the following to an International Admissions Officer:

    • A completed American National University international student application for study in home country either online or at a University Education Resource Center, and the application fee.
    • Evidence of the required English Language skills.
    • Completion of the required education level for entry into the level of program desired.
    • Commitment to obtain employment in or related to the field of study.
    • Ability to attend for the period required to complete the selected program.

    Award: Eligible students will be awarded $800 per course for undergraduate degree level. Grant payments are applied directly to students’ tuition and fee charges on their student accounts.

    Continued Eligibility at American National University: Continued eligibility (from term to term and level to level), is contingent on students’ continuous enrollment at the university in undergraduate level online courses or undergraduate level courses at a University Education Resource Center established by American National University in a country other than the United States.

    The award year for the grant is defined as July 1st to June 30th. The total amount of funds allocated by American National University for the grant is $960,000 each award year. The availability of the grant will be evaluated at the end of each calendar year.

    This scholarship cannot be combined with other grants or scholarships.

     

    NEW – University Partnership Scholarship

    The University Partnership Scholarship is designed to enhance collaboration between educational institutions and facilitate continued higher education for students. It is offered to students from Universities and Colleges outside of the United States with whom American National University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding and certain Program Agreements. The agreements either relate to joint programs or to the acceptance of academic credits earned in certain other specific programs.

    In order to qualify for the scholarship, the student must:

    • Have completed the portion of the joint program or completed specific programs as indicated in the Memorandum of Understanding and Program Agreements; and
    • Be enrolled in a designated program of study at ANU as specified by the signed agreements between both educational institutions.

    Scholarship payments are applied directly to the students’ tuition and fee charges on their student accounts each term, in amounts based on their course load, of $305 per course for all graduate and undergraduate programs.

    This scholarship cannot be combined with any other grants or scholarships including the Partnership for International Education Scholarship.


    Federal Financial Assistance

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    Federal Pell Grant

    This program was established for undergraduate students who have not completed a first baccalaureate degree. Eligibility is determined according to a formula established by the federal government. Eligible students who attend less than full-time may also be eligible to receive a reduced award.


    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

    The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid. For more information, visit the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant website.


    Federal Work Study Program

    This program provides part-time employment for students with financial need. Jobs may be provided on- or off-campus, with work schedules determined by the employer. Work schedules may not conflict with students’ class schedules. Employment under this program is dependent on the availability of federal funds.


    Direct Subsided & Unsubsidized Loans

    These loans are made available to students attending college on at least a half-time basis through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Within these programs there are two types of loans: subsidized loans (those subsidized by the federal government) and unsubsidized loans. A student may qualify for one or both, depending upon eligibility. Repayment is made in installments, generally beginning six months after a student leaves school or from the point his or her enrollment status falls below half-time. The federal government pays interest on the subsidized loan until repayment begins and during authorized periods of deferment. Students with unsubsidized loans are charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid back in full.


    Direct PLUS Loans

    PLUS Loans are available to the parents of dependent students and to students pursuing graduate degrees. This loan program is available for students attending college on at least a half-time basis through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. This is an unsubsidized loan program. Repayment is made in installments beginning upon the final disbursement within the first loan period. Interest is charged from the time of disbursement until the loan is paid in full.


    Federal Perkins Loans

    This program was established to provide a low-interest loan for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, whether full-time or part-time. Interest begins to accrue when repayment begins, nine months after a student leaves school.


    The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

    This program was established for non-Pell eligible children of military personnel killed as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001. To qualify, the student must have been less than 24 years of age or enrolled at least part-time at an institution of higher education at the time of the death of their parent or guardian. Payments are adjusted for students enrolled on a less than full-time basis.

    Additional information regarding the federal aid programs is available in the University Catalog or in the Financial Planning Office.