Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Students can Apply for Financial Aid as early as October 1 each year and may be eligible for institutional, State, and federal financial aid and other outside funding.

Scholarship resources are limited and the University reserves the right to place a cap on the number of scholarships offered or awarded at any time, or reduce or increase scholarships at its discretion. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be awarded AU scholarships and grants, for AU student athletes, and for students receiving a full tuition and fee scholarship. AU scholarships and grants are not available to students who take classes at any other institution and are not available for summer school, part time students, Post-Traditional students, graduate level students, and students seeking either domestic or international studies (Study Abroad). AU scholarships and grants are not available for audited courses, independent study, directed study, or applied music courses.

Scholarships for Fall First-Time Freshmen

Scholarship

Award Amount per year

High School GPA

SAT/ACT

President’s Scholarship

$13,000

3.5

1360+ SAT or 29+ ACT

Founder’s Scholarship

$11,000

3.5

1220+ SAT or 25+ ACT

Provost’s Scholarship

$9,000

3.0

1080+ SAT or 21+ ACT

AU Grant

$6,000

 

Awarded to entering freshmen not receiving a President’s, Founder’s, or Provost’s Scholarship

Gold Grant

$2,000

 

Awarded to entering freshmen also receiving an AU Grant who has demonstrated financial need

 

Scholarship or Grant

Award Amount per Year

Award Criteria

Out of State Grant

$3,000

Awarded to first time out-of-state students

Baptist Scholarship

$300

Must be a member in good standing at a Baptist church in South Carolina

College of Christian Studies

$500

Must be accepted into the College of Christian Studies

Palmetto Boy’s and Girl’s State Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to a student named a Boy’s or Girl’s State citizen by their State. To receive this award, students must live on campus.

South Carolina School of the Arts Scholarships

Vary

Contact scschoolofthearts@andersonuniversity.edu for more information.

Athletic Scholarships

Vary

Contact coaches for availability.

Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen are renewable for up to six (6) consecutive semesters of enrollment. Full-time (12 credit hours or more each semester) enrollment at AU is required. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to renew their awards from year to year.

Scholarships for First-Time Transfer Students

Name

Award Amount per year

Award Criteria

Transfer Scholarship

$8,500

Awarded to first time transfer students from a U.S. college or university

Out of State Grant

$3,000

Awarded to first time out-of-state students

Baptist Scholarship

$300

Must be a member in good standing at a Baptist church in South Carolina

College of Christian Studies

$500

Must be accepted into the College of Christian Studies

Phi Theta Kappa Honors

$1,000

Membership information must be submitted to the AU Office of Admission

Palmetto Boy’s and Girl’s State Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to a student named a Boy’s or Girl’s State citizen by their State. To receive this award, students must live on campus.

South Carolina School of the Arts Scholarships

Vary

Contact scschoolofthearts@andersonuniversity.edu for more information.

Athletic Scholarships

Vary

Contact coaches for availability.

Scholarships for First-Time Transfer students are renewable and the number of semesters is contingent on class level upon acceptance. Full-time (12 credit hours or more each semester) enrollment at AU is required. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to renew their awards from year to year.