Student Financial Aid
AU Departmental Student Payments
When calculating a student's federal financial aid eligibility, Auburn University is required to account for all non-payroll remuneration provided to the student by Auburn. As such, any remuneration awarded to a student by an Auburn University department or campus organization must be reported to the Student Financial Aid Office so that it may be considered as a resource when determining the student's federal financial aid eligibility. Such remuneration may require a reduction in the amount of federal student aid already awarded/disbursed to the student.
It is important to note that the value of any remuneration provided to an AU student must be reported to the Student Financial Aid Office, whether cash or cash equivalent (gift cards, gift certificates, gift vouchers). Remuneration includes, but is not limited to: cash and cash equivalent awards earned through a competitive award process; cash and cash equivalent payments earned for participating in research studies and surveys, etc.
All payment vouchers containing payments to AU students should be routed to the Student Financial Aid Office for review. Following review, the Financial Aid office will forward the vouchers to PBS for payment processing. For those students receiving financial aid, the student will receive the full payment however the value of the award will be reported as a resource and adjustments to the student's aid package will be made, if necessary. If a student is receiving remuneration through a cash equivalent, the value of such must be reported to the Financial Aid office as a resource and adjustments to the student's aid package will be made, if necessary.
Please contact Finaid7@auburn.edu