Tuition and fees rose 3.9 percent for 2017-18 at American University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.
District of Columbia students paid $46,615 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,762 more than the $44,853 charged for 2016-17.
Data shows 82 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,228 students received grants or scholarships totaling $35.28 million and 1,014 students took out student loans totaling more than $8.04 million.
Including all undergraduates, 4,961 students used grants or scholarships totaling $122.82 million. Another 3,604 took out $23.8 million in federal student loans.