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 (Chapter 33)听 and the (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 to a child or spouse.

Yellow Ribbon Program

With the passage of Public Law 116-315, The American University of Paris has been approved to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program as a foreign university from Fall 2022.听The is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows US institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

Veterans Scholarship

Those students who can submit an official VA Certificate of Eligibility, but do not qualify for the 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, will still have access to BT天堂鈥檚 Veterans Scholarship worth 5000 EUR per year.

Making BT天堂 Affordable for Veterans

Depending on eligibility, combining the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program or the BT天堂 Veterans Scholarship can make studying at BT天堂 an affordable decision. Additionally, the (MHA) can significantly decrease the annual costs of living in Paris.

Estimated Living Expenses
Annual Costs of Living Amount in Euros
Estimated Living Expenses 鈧22,965
- Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)** 鈧17,748
= Remaining annual costs of living 鈧1,006

** Approximate euro conversion (rates February 2023)听of 1976.00 USD, the maximum听听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听graduate tuition and fees.

Spring Entry听

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 BT天堂 certifying officer at:

Building a Community

In 2011, BT天堂 student leaders created the first European chapter of听,听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听听and the听.