Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Support for your Online Studies at AIU

AIU considers your uniqueness to be an opportunity, if permitted, to help you achieve your optimal development. The freedom to generate solutions to current problems is the greatest motivation and support our students need. There is no one fits all approach at AIU. We understand that each person learns differently, and a University should be prepared to present the ideal options for each student to thrive. 

AIU’s virtual campus affords our students 25 tools to advance academically, and the open curriculum design permits an infinite combination of courses, assignments, readings, research, and projects to fit your goals and learning type best. The foundation supporting your studies at AIU is the freedom of choice to pursue your dreams and seek to make them a reality through a unique academic program based on open learning, omniology, and andragogy. 

Academic support

Atlantic International University is justly proud of its Academic Advisors. Their qualifications and expertise allow us to assert that your program will be evaluated by recognized specialists in the discipline, with extensive academic experience. The advisor’s responsibility is to guide the student through the key steps of the academic program.

In addition to the Academic Advisor, students are assigned a Tutor who works to keep students on track academically and to help resolve any challenges that may arise during the duration of the study program. Tutors can help guide you through the available tools and resources and how you can utilize them to gain the most from your AIU Academic Program

Resources and Services for AIU Online Students

Our Primary goal at Atlantic International University, is to accommodate students by meeting their individual needs. For this reason, our degree programs are flexible and have been designed for accelerated completion.

Our programs encourage students to demonstrate competency through independent learning as well as reading and research in their field of study. AIU offers educational opportunities in the United States to students from around the world in an effort to propel them to discover their best selves by using their own potential to manage their personal, global, and cultural development. This is actualized through the evaluation of their credentials towards a Bachelor’s, a Master’s, or a Doctorate degree, and this also implies capability for sustainable results-based performance. The foundational axis of such a philosophy rests on self-actualized knowledge and information, which is embedded into a distance learning system based on omniology and andragogy. 

Earning your degree online or via distance learning with AIU is extremely enticing:

Work on assignments when convenient for you
Study at home or office
Access learning resources online any time you need them
Determine the courses that are most relevant to you
Earn credit for work experience gained through lifelong learning

Since AIU programs are self-paced, students need to have the discipline to push themselves and impose deadlines to guarantee progress is made on their assignments. AIU students enjoy greater freedom in the content of their assignments which in turn requires a greater degree of organization. Due to the nature of distance learning, students will need to be comfortable reading material on their own and working on exercises independently.

To assist students and increase the graduation rate AIU provides each student with access to their Online Student Section. 

The
Online Student Section allows students to:
Access Instructions and formats for orientation courses,
Keep a calendar of assignments with planned completion dates,
Upload/Post assignments,
Review Grades/Transcripts,
Post Questions or Messages with Student Services and/or your advisor,
Start the first phase of the program to establish the program curriculum,
Access the AIU Online Library

 

Research can be conducted at the AIU online library which has full-text access to 1600 journals and periodicals amounting to over 10 million sources. This is a quick and convenient way to begin your research on any topic or area from your curriculum. Your program is primarily through independent study and research. Just like in a traditional classroom, your course textbook (or other reference materials) will be your main resource. Your assessor will review the work or assignments done from the book or applied from the book to a practical exercise or project (this may be appropriate for you if your work relates to your field of study). Your grade is derived from the assessment of your assignment and an exam which will be administered orally via phone or sent to you via e-mail. There are no real deadlines or semesters to go by, you work at your own pace. Your only requirement is to set a study schedule and keep it up to date. Should there be delays or setbacks just resubmit with a revised schedule. The curriculum you take will be modified from the standard program to capture your unique interest and goals. Our goal is to make you aware of your strengths and weaknesses and allow your program to include the skills and knowledge that you need to reach your personal and professional aspirations.

 

At AIU you will actually build your own curriculum from courses that are appropriate for your personal and professional goals. Your advisor will make sure that your curriculum is appropriate for your field and complies with the generally accepted norms. Your first task is to select your appropriate courses and to learn about the profession that you want to study. Next, you may want to do a search online for your program and look at a few curriculums. You will soon learn that many of the courses offered at different institutions are similar if not identical. Your job will be to select the required number of courses within your field and a research topic for your Dissertation. The number of courses will depend on your experience, transfer credits, and professional goals. After your curriculum is set and your courses selected, you will proceed to work on your courses. Initially, we do not provide the student with a list of courses to choose from because the University wants you to compare other programs both domestic and international. In the event that you need assistance in designing your curriculum, one can be presented to you based on your particular situation and career goals. However, it is encouraged that you take the time to explore other programs to be more aware of what is available.

The AIU community

Being online does not mean you are alone. When you decide to be part of the AIU community you engage with a group of persons that are pursuing the same you’re: Success and achieving their goals! 

Technology, Tools and Resources at the University Virtual Campus
The Virtual Campus integrates the community at Atlantic International University with more than 25 unique tools to ensure the development, growth, motivation and inspiration to reach each student’s full potential. While we develop students to become a University of One, students are not isolated. They are part of a community brought together via technologies and collaborative tools such as MYAIU, AIULink, AIUTV, Curriculum Builder Tool, Merlin Media Center, CampusAPP, Live and archived Webinars, Virtual Conferences, Live Chats, Virtual Laboratories, the Language Center, and a support system of Tutors, Academic Advisors, staff and fellow AIU Alumni. For example, on AIULink, our “on campus” social media platform, one can connect with AIU colleagues based on their location, major, research areas, industry, skills, place of work, etc. Access over 105,000 AIU created academic content on Merlin Media Center. Access your University program and resources on the go on the AIU Campus APP available on Android and iOS. Share your unique story with others and learn the 13 elements beyond academics that contribute to the improvement of the human condition and personal growth. These and other tools and resources enhance the student experience and make the AIU distance learning university program one of the best university degree programs for professionals.

Exams and enrollments


Optional Tests and Quizzes

AIU provides optional assignments, microlearning, recommended raising, and relevant courses to complement the core Andragogic open curriculum its students follow. These optional tests and quizzes are a great way to move ahead academically by demonstrating your skills/knowledge that you already pose.

Admission Procedures
Complete the student application form by clicking on the Apply On-Line link on this website.
Submit curriculum vitae (resume) via the online application form or by fax to:1-808-947-2488.
Contact the Office of Admissions at: 1-800-993-0066 (in the US) or 1-808-924-9567 (International). To confirm the receipt of your documents

Upon acceptance of student’s application by the Academic Committee, the Admission Office will contact the applicant with the results of the student evaluation and the basis of acceptance. Notification of acceptance and student affirmation of the acceptance allow student enrollment to the university. Enrollment fees are due upon enrollment. Atlantic International University is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, age, nationality, or ethnic origin.

 

Financial assistance

We recommend that the student review our established financial plans shown below. If there are any questions, please call toll-free at 1-800-993-0066 or to send your request online: click here.

The Virtual Campus integrates the community at Atlantic International University with more than 25 unique tools to ensure the development, growth, motivation and inspiration to reach each student’s full potential. While we develop students to become a University of One, students are not isolated. They are part of a community brought together via technologies and collaborative tools such as MYAIU, AIULink, AIUTV, Curriculum Builder Tool, Merlin Media Center, CampusAPP, Live and archived Webinars, Virtual Conferences, Live Chats, Virtual Laboratories, the Language Center and a support system of Tutors, Academic Advisors, staff and fellow AIU Alumni. For example, on AIULink, our “on campus” social media platform, one can connect with AIU colleagues based on their location, major, research areas, industry, skills, place of work etc. Access over 105,000 AIU created academic contents on Merlin Media Center. Access your University program and resources on the go on the AIU Campus APP available in Android and iOS. Share your unique story with others and learn the 13 elements beyond academics that contribute to the improvement of the human condition and personal growth. These and other tools and resources enhance the student experience and make the AIU distance learning university program into one of the best university degree programs for professionals.

The AIU Virtual Campus and its embedded Technologies facilitate student advancement and form the first of four pillars supporting the institutional manifest. The Academic Department and student support team members who guide, motivate and mentor students provide the second. The third pillar is the innovative structure of the program, in particular Phase 1 and 2 which transforms students into a University of One during the first 3 months of the academic journey. Here, students take a leading role in the determination of the content of the program because it will increase deep learning, emotional involvement and a real desire to learn. The clear definition of their personal and professional aspirations during the start of the program is vital so that their educational journey can become a bridge to those aspirations. There is an ongoing de-emphasis of the need for a degree to prosper and advance professionally; instead skills, abilities and practical knowledge are gaining greater value and Phase 1 & 2 of the AIU degree program address these tendencies through an open curriculum design that is unique to each student. Finally, the fourth pillar is a commitment to human rights and to contribute positively to society which is the purpose of the AIU Pledge. There is a need to have inspired motivated students that contribute to society and to solve its many challenges. Little emphasis is given to this in a traditional curriculum as there is no place for it or overarching link between courses. AIU’s innovative academic programs seek to provide the conditions in which its students can fill that need.

Over the past 40 years an accelerating trend towards the democratization of knowledge, omniology, open learning, personalization of the curriculum as a part of andragogy has persisted.  In 1979 a group of educators, business men, and human resource professionals witnessing the lack of hands-on relevant experience in their employees formulated the vision to fill this void in adult education. Through andragogy they created a university that allows the student to develop the skills they need, not an obsolete curriculum that is imposed. 

Since its incorporation in 1998 Atlantic International University has pioneered an innovative and disruptive yet sustainable approach to higher education programs, recognizing that: education is a human right, each student is unique and unrepeatable as should be their academic journey, technology and innovation are key for a sustainable model of higher education, and that individuals seek empowerment, happiness, fulfillment, and purpose yet in general lack a mechanism to pursue it.

Today, AIU has more than ten thousand alumni from over one-hundred eighty countries making it one of the most diverse networks of international alumni. Notable alumni range from two presidents to university directors to UN representatives to senior executives in the private & public sectors as well as fortune 500 companies. The university’s educational philosophy and methods have received international recognition and earned it Premier status with ASIC, an international accrediting agency that evaluates hundreds of universities and educational institutions worldwide. AIU’s various partnerships and academic collaborations have helped transform educational methodologies at other colleges and universities. By bringing innovation, technology and modernizing the educational methodology delivered to adult students we are helping to transform higher education beyond our own institution. AIU’s goal remains focused on creating innovative thinkers through andragogy, who uphold human rights and sustainable development initiatives to create a world full of life, opportunities and wealth in all aspects of our lives. All of AIU’s Directors, Staff and Academic Advisors are devoted to their student’s exponential growth through AIU to create a life full of abundance for themselves, their families, communities, country and the world.

The Virtual Campus integrates the community at Atlantic International University with more than 25 unique tools to ensure the development, growth, motivation and inspiration to reach each student’s full potential. While we develop students to become a University of One, students are not isolated. They are part of a community brought together via technologies and collaborative tools such as MYAIU, AIULink, AIUTV, Curriculum Builder Tool, Merlin Media Center, CampusAPP, Live and archived Webinars, Virtual Conferences, Live Chats, Virtual Laboratories, the Language Center and a support system of Tutors, Academic Advisors, staff and fellow AIU Alumni. For example, on AIULink, our “on campus” social media platform, one can connect with AIU colleagues based on their location, major, research areas, industry, skills, place of work etc. Access over 105,000 AIU created academic contents on Merlin Media Center. Access your University program and resources on the go on the AIU Campus APP available in Android and iOS. Share your unique story with others and learn the 13 elements beyond academics that contribute to the improvement of the human condition and personal growth. These and other tools and resources enhance the student experience and make the AIU distance learning university program into one of the best university degree programs for professionals.

Contact Us Today!

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it’s possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

Pioneer Plaza
900 Fort Street Mall 905
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US)
808-924-9567 (Internationally)
808-947-2488 (Fax)

 

Let us know your goals and aspirations so we can chart a path at AIU to achieve them!
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