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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Institutional Aid

Transfer Scholarship: $9,000-$11,000 per year
Awarded to first time transfer students based upon cumulative College GPA. 

AU Phi Theta Kappa Honors: $1,000 per year; five awards per year Available to transfer students who are U.S. citizens, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, have earned at least 30 semester hours, and can prove membership to Phi Theta Kappa.

Out-of-State Grant: $3,000 per year
Available to any out-of-state entering transfer student.

The South Carolina School of the Arts (amounts vary):
Contact for more information.

Athletic Scholarships (amounts vary):
Contact individual coaches directly to see availability.

Boys and Girls State Scholarship: $1,000 per year
Awarded to any first-time entering freshmen or transfer. Must reside in campus housing freshmen and sophomore year, and be named a Boys or Girls State citizen.

Baptist Scholarship
Awarded to any freshman or transfer student that is a member of a Baptist church and presents a letter of membership from the church. 

Ministry Vocational Scholarship
Awarded to any qualifying entering first-time freshman or transfer in the College of Christian Studies and pursuing a call to ministry. Contact the College of Christian Studies for application and requirements.

Federal Aid

Pell Grant: Award varies (Maximum award is $5,920 for the 2017-18 academic year).
Available to students who meet financial need, based on FAFSA.

South Carolina State Aid

*Offered only to qualifying residents from South Carolina.

Palmetto Fellows Scholarship: $6,700 freshmen year; $7,500 each following year
Available to entering transfer students who have been selected as a Palmetto Fellow by the SC Commission on Higher Education. Students must earn 30 cumulative hours per academic year and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to renew award.

LIFE Scholarship: $5,000
Available to South Carolina residents who maintain a 3.0 college GPA and complete 30 credits or more per year. Click here for more information from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

SC State Tuition Grant: 
Click here for more information from the South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants Commission.

Palmetto Fellows and LIFE Scholarship Enhancement
Please click here for more information from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

Other Scholarship Opportunities