The AIE Community Outreach Scholarship helps students whose financial situation may prevent them from enrolling in an AIE course. As part of its non-profit mission to provide a world class education as well as to act as a catalyst for industry, AIE hopes to create a path to success for every qualified student.
Outreach Scholarships are supplemental to other sources of financial aid. They are intended to help bridge a gap between federal aid and personal resources.
The scholarship committee (Head of School, US Controller, and AIE CEO) will assess scholarship applicants and make awards within the limits of the scholarship fund and the applicant pool. The maximum annual award is $5000.
The first step of the scholarship application process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will set up all of the federal loans and grants for which a student may qualify. AIE’s Financial Aid Officer can assist with any questions about the FAFSA.
Federal student aid programs rarely cover all of the tuition and associated costs. The next federal resource for dependent students is the Parent PLUS loan, which is secured by the dependent student’s parents. Independent students are not eligible for the PLUS loan program.
If the funds from the completed FAFSA and Parent PLUS cannot cover a student’s tuition, that student is invited to apply for an AIE Outreach Scholarship. That application is made by sending a letter to the Head of School detailing:
- The circumstances of the financial need including any sources of tuition income beyond the FAFSA and Parent PLUS loans.
- The student’s motivation to succeed at AIE and to enter the industry.
- Any additional information that might be of help to the scholarship committee.
The AIE Outreach Scholarship dates for the 2017-2018 school year:
Currently Attending Students:
Applications accepted between March 25, 2017 and April 30, 2017.
Incoming New Students:
Applications accepted between May 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017.
Any scholarship applications received after that date may be considered on a case-by-case basis as funding allows.
- AIE Financial Aid: http://aie.edu/studentinformation/finaid
- FAFSA: www.fafsa.gov
- PLUS loans: www.studentloans.gov
- Sallie Mae loans: https://www.salliemae.com