Welcome to Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU)

The purpose of the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) is to promote and protect the interests of independent higher education in Alabama and oversee scholarship fundraising efforts for students attending each of its fourteen member schools. AAICU was first founded in 1956 to benefit both students and member institutions through various fundraising activites.   

Our member colleges possess excellence in teaching and technology, low faculty- student ratios, high retention of students, and a unique, personal approach to education. These institutions teach students to master critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, gain an appreciation for the arts and humanities and a commitment to community service.

Creating Opportunities for Today's Students... Tomorrow's Leaders

AAICU Hosts Regional Luncheons for Student Ambassadors


AAICU hosted three regional luncheons for both mentors and student ambassadors to kickoff the 20..

Four AAICU Schools Tie for Top in Smart Ratings


Data provided by Findthebest.com, (FTB) a site that provides analysis and information on a variety o..

Gov. Bentley Appoints AAICU Board Member to New Alabama Workforce Council


Phillip C. "Chap" Jackson III has been appointed by Governor Bentley to represent the Alabama As..

Goodwyn Mills and Cawood Join the AAICU Business Partner Program!


AAICU would like to welcome Goodwyn Mills and Cawood to the business partner program. Goodwyn Mi..

Metz Culinary Management Joins AAICU Business Partner Program!


AAICU is proud to have Metz Culinary Management as the association’s newest business partner. ..


    AAICU Student Advocacy

    Governor Bentley Proposes a $2.5 Million Increase to the Alabama Student Grant Program


    The Governor's Recommendation to the Education Trust Fund for the Alabama Student Grant Program ..

    Governor Bentley Establishes College and Career Ready Task Force


    Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday announced a statewide effort that will help students better p..

    Alabama Student Grant Program Talker


    Download our new Alabama Student Grant Program talker and see why it's a great investment for Al..

    TAKE ACTION! Sign the Support For Student Aid


    Click below to sign the Save Student Aid: Statement of Support!!! http://action.studentaidallian..

    What the Debt Deal Means for Higher Ed


    A key piece of the deal is $17 billion toward the funding of the Pell Grant program in FY 2012 and F..



    AAIC Business Partners

     Cost Savings Opportunities For Our Members::

    CCCS names E&I as new Group Purchasing Organization


    The Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) announced today that E&I Cooperative Services (E&a..

    Save with ScholarBuys on Microsoft Products!


    Many of our schools are already involved and saving on Microsoft products by utilizing the follo..

    ScholarBuys Microsoft Update


    Attention AAICU Members: Many of our colleges already make purchases for their campuses..

    Update for CFO's, Facilities and Purchasing Managers


    GPO Contract with E&I Cooperative Replaces Provista through the Coalition for College Cost S..

    FREE Cost Analysis Available!


    Nelnet Transaction Solutions (NTS), a division of Nelnet Business Solutions, offers credit card proc..