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The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is dedicated to helping students make attending Anderson University affordable by informing, counseling, and assisting you with finding financial aid in a timely and equitable manner.

Anderson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of its “Best Colleges” and is among the Wall Street Journal’s top 25 schools for “Best Student Engagement.” And when you consider that the overwhelming majority of AU students receive financial aid, it’s no surprise that U.S. News & World Report also named Anderson University a “Best Value” school among regional universities in the south.

But rankings only tell part of the story. That’s why we offer the Anderson University Financial Planning Guide. It’s our way to help provide knowledge for your journey as you plan for this special moment: your college career. Full of helpful articles; free resources; and other important tools, our guide will demystify the financial aid process and set you on the path to success.

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Financial Planning Guide

One of our most popular guides helping students plan and succeed in their academic journey.

Key Financial Aid Terms

Financial aid is financial support that can help fund your degree at Anderson University. Types of financial aid includes scholarships, grants, and loans. Sources of financial aid include but are not limited to Anderson University, the State of South Carolina, the U.S. Department of Education, and outside sources.


Funds that do not need to be repaid and are typically awarded based on grades, test scores, and other merit-based qualifications.


Borrowed funds that need to be repaid.


Funds that do not need to be repaid and are typically awarded based on need.