The primary source of financial aid for graduate students is tuition grants. These grants are both merit and need-based, and can cover up to 50 percent of tuition. To be considered for a tuition grant, a financial aid application must be submitted. American citizens and permanent U.S. residents must also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The U.S. Department of Education number for The American University of Paris is G07881. 

To renew a tuition grant, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The majority of these financial aid awards range from 25% to 50% of tuition and the average award amounts to about 30%.