Financing Options

Cash, Check, or Credit Card
Payment of all balances can be made by cash, check, e-check, or credit cardNotice for Credit Card Users: Any refund due to a student with 90 days of a credit card transaction must first be refunded directly to that credit card. Students will be notified via Antioch email if this should occur. Any refund remaining in excess of $32 will be issued in the form of a check.

Federal Loans
Payment may also be made via Stafford Loan and/or Perkins Loan funds. Stafford funding is available to ALL graduate students who are not in default or who do not owe a refund on any prior federal loans. Students may be eligible for up to $18,500 each academic year ($30,500 each year for Clinical Psychology students), with a portion of those funds being subsidized (meaning you are not accruing interest). Perkins loans are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those students who demonstrate a high level of need.

Loan funds are normally received via Electronic Funds Transfer and are applied directly to a students account upon receipt. Loan funds disbursed via check are delayed in processing, since they may require the signature of the student before they can be applied to the student’s account. Students are notified regarding the receipt of any funds. Credit balances in excess of $32 will be refunded by check.

Tuition Payment Plan

Managed by Tuition Management Systems Inc. (TMS), this interest-free monthly payment option allows students to spread each semester’s tuition and fee payments over several months for a nominal per-semester enrollment fee. The TMS payment option includes personal account service, automated account information 24 hours a day, access to your account through the TMS web site, and eligibility to win one of eight annual $1,000 Tuition Management Systems Scholarships.

Payments are made directly to TMS. This plan is available to all graduate students, unless they have applied for financial aid that exceeds their tuition and fee amounts. For further information, please contact TMS directly at 800-722-4867 or visit the Tuition Management Systems website.

Employer Reimbursement
Check with your employer to see if there are employee reimbursement opportunities.
Veterans' Benefits
AUNE is approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans Benefits under the Veterans Assistance Act. If you are a veteran with GI Bill funding left, talk to your recruiter. You may be eligible to receive benefits for your graduate education.
Third-Party Payments
If your tuition/fee costs will be sponsored in part or in full by an outside resource, please review the Third-Party Payment Procedures to determine whether payment can be deferred.
The Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work Study Program provides paid employment possibilities and is awarded to financial aid applicants with the highest level of need.

AUNE Scholarships and Grants
We have a limited number of scholarships and fellowships available to our students. These include funding for Waldorf Teacher Education, Jonathan Daniels Scholarship, and Reader’s Digest and Bender (Dance/Movement Therapy program) fellowships.
Outside Resources
Notable sites for financial aid students are http://www.finaid.org or http://www.fastweb.com. Here, students will find not only free searches for grants and fellowships, but also Expected Financial Contribution (EFC) calculators, estimated repayment calculators and federal aid information.

In addition, you should talk to your local librarian about graduate funding publications and other resources

Are you affiliated with any organizations that might have funds for education? Are any of your family members? Many organizations award scholarships or grants to students who are connected to them either directly or indirectly.