American University

American University Veteran Services & Resources

Is American University a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. So we've gathered facts about American University veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: American University GI Bill® Information

What You'll Find in Our Veterans Report on The American University:

How Does The American University Rank for Veterans?

American University was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This usually means that not enough data related to veterans was available.

How Many Veterans Go to The American University?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

According to the VA, there are 613 GI Bill® students at The American University. There are 14,001 students enrolled at The American University. This means that approximately 4.38% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill® and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at The American University

American University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

American University does have a student veterans group.

Does The American University Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, The American University does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, The American University does not offer credit for military training.

The American University Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at The American University for the following armed services:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About The American University

Our data shows that The American University has not received 1 complaints at the VA.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.You should note that the numbers used to classify complaints may not sum up to the total number, since one complaint could be for more reasons than one.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 0
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 1

Notes and References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

**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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.

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