A comparison study of the growth of aluminum nitride (AlN) single crystal epitaxy on 6H-SiC and 4H-SiC substrates has been performed. The material has been characterized using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and reflective high energy electron diffraction (RHEED). AlN crystals were deposited on the following 6H-SiC substrates: singular with and without an initial SiC epilayer, and 3.5° off-axis with and without an initial SiC epilayer. AlN crystals were deposited on 8.0° off-axis 4H-SiC with and without initial SiC epilayers. AFM shows that the deposition of AlN on 6H-SiC and 4H-SiC with an initial SiC epilayer displays high quality quasi-two dimensional growth as atomically flat or step flow epitaxy.