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Description: AAMI has a long history as a leader in funeral service education. The Associate Degree Program in funeral service is offered on campus in midtown Manhattan and online. Online students are required to attend a two week capstone experience in New York in the last semester of their program. The online program is identical to the campus program in the courses offered, the course content and the requirements that a student must complete for graduation. Both programs require the completion of 69 credits of prescribed courses.

AAMI prepares students to successfully pass the National Board Exam. In 2009, over 90% of AAMI graduates passed the National Board Exam the first time. Most of the AAMI faculty are licensed funeral directors who have achieved further expertise in the field of education. This combination makes for enriching academic experiences that present the theoretical elements of funeral service education with a realistic eye toward their practical application.

Location: 619 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-757-1190 or 866-932-2264 (toll free) for more information.

Student/faculty ratio: 18 to 1

Degree offered: A.O.S. Associate in Occupational Studies

Percent of applications admitted: Open Admission for high school graduates and those who hold a state approved equivalent diploma.Number of undergrads: 317

Gender Breakdown: 160 males, 157 females

Tuition: $ 5,780.00, Tuition full time - $ 335 per credit

Fees: $50.00 Application fee, $160.00 Matriculation fee, $10.00 Registration fee

Books: Appx $1,000Is service accepted as credit toward a degree? Yes, credits are accepted to satisfy the General Education core.

Why does the school like military students? Overall military students are more focused and more mature. We find that military students enjoy the structure of our program and do well academically. Military students bring real world knowledge into the classroom and fully appreciate the sensitive nature of the funeral profession. AAMI welcomes military students and prepares them for the role of Funeral Director in their community and in society.

What GI Bill/Tuition assistance benefits are offered/available? All the traditional GI benefits are available.

AAMI is affiliated with the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES) and is a Servicemember's Opportunity College (SOC) institution. The tuition for eligible active and retired military personnel and family members is $275.00 per credit.

Do you offer online degrees/distance learning programs?Yes. The online program is identical to the campus program in the courses offered, the course content and the requirements that a student must complete. All courses can be taken online, with the exception of two clinical courses in Restorative Art and Embalming and the Comprehensive National Board Exam review. These courses are compressed and intensified into a two week capstone experience in New York City, in the student's final semester.

What programs/services are available specifically to military students? We offer a reduced tuition rate for active and retired military personnel and family members.

What is your policy on involuntary activation for military service? We allow the interruption and resumption of studies without penalty.


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