Veterans & Military Families

Veteran & Military Families Financial Aid

The American University of Paris proudly supports veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their families. We accept the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)  and the VA Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program(Chapter 35) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Students who qualify, may be eligible for financial assistance for tuition, fees, books, and housing. U.S. military service members may transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to a child or spouse.


Yellow Ribbon Program

AUP has now been approved as an eligible school in the Program. In combination with AUP’s own Veterans Scholarship, students may qualify to close to full tuition fee coverage. Further information will be provided shortly.


Veterans Scholarship

Veterans or current military dependents entering AUP, who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and who can produce a VA Certificate of Eligibility, will receive 2,500 euros per semester or 5,000 euros annually. More information can be found here.


Making AUP Affordable for Veterans

Depending on eligibility, combining the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the AUP Veterans Scholarship can make studying at AUP an affordable decision. Additionally, the Monthly Housing Allowance(MHA) can significantly decrease the annual costs of living in Paris.


Fall Entry

Tuition & Fees
  Annual Undergraduate Costs (2022-2023) Amount in Euros
  Tuition & Fees €33,920
- Post 9/11 GI Bill* €24,253  (maximum)
- AUP Veterans Scholarship €5,000
= Remaining tuition & fees to pay each year €4,667

* Approximate euro conversion (rates March 2022) of $26,381.37 USD, the maximum Post 9/11 GI Bill payment rate for 2022-2023.


Estimated Living Expenses
  Annual Costs of Living Amount in Euros
  Estimated Living Expenses €18,790
- Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)** €14,409
= Remaining annual costs of living €4,381

** Approximate euro conversion (rates March 2022) of 1741.00 USD, the maximum MHA payment rate for foreign schools for 9 months.

Graduate students should calculate tuition costs by first determining if the program requires 38, 48, or 62 credits and how many credits they will take per year. Find out more about graduate tuition and fees.


Spring Entry 

If you did not use VA funds in the previous fall, the VA will cover all your tuition. You will also receive your basic housing allowance directly from the VA.

If you used VA funds the previous fall, please contact the AUP certifying officer at:


Building a Community

In 2011, AUP student leaders created the first European chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA), which organizes meetings and events for student veterans with the goal of helping them make a smooth transition from the military to civilian life, as well as to life in France. The SVA group also receives support from Paris-based veterans organizations, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 605) and the American Legion (Paris Post 1).