Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

American Public University System Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


The university comes up with the number of financial aids which will help the students to pay for their expenses. They have financial aid representatives that help the students throughout their process. The process commences after filling of the FAFSA form only which is free and quick. This form will help the students to approach different financial aid to pay for the University. The financial aid process should get started at least 5 weeks prior to the starting date of the respective courses. Additionally, it is compulsory to follow an academic year calendar which includes two academic semesters for receiving financial aid. The aid packages will payout approximately 3 weeks after the start of courses. The total aid awarded by American Public University System is $54,686,111

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


As shown in the table the breakdown includes Federal Grants, Pell Grants, state grants and institutional grants with federal grants having the highest percentage contribution of 82% with an average aid amount being $4,546. Pell grants have a percentage of 82% with an average aid amount of $3,167 which is higher than the State grant aid average of $1000. 

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


As shown in the table lower the family income higher is the amount of aid one can expect to receive. As shown in the table, an aid of $6630 is awarded to the students whose family income is lower than $30,000 and aid of $5948 is provided to those recipients whose family income is ranging from $48,001 to $ $75,000. This helps students who are coming from low-income homes to pay for their degree.

Student Loans for American Public University System

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate


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