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Student Financial Aid
How to Apply
We at Auburn University recognize the importance of a quality education. The Auburn University Student Financial Aid Office is dedicated to providing a way for you to achieve your higher education goals. Help us to help you by following these simple steps in applying for aid. You should complete the required forms as early as possible to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of aid for which you are eligible. Priority Deadline
In order to receive consideration for need based scholarships, your FAFSA must be received by AU no later than March 1st. In order to receive maximum consideration for federal aid, your FAFSA must be received by AU no later than April 1. All documents required to process your aid must be completed and received by our office no later than April 1 in order to meet the priority deadline. Your Financial Aid Requirements page on Tigeri displays your aid requirements. Applications received after April 1 will be processed on a first come, first served basis if funds are still available. Several funds including Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Work Study, and Federal SEOG Grants are extremely limited and generally not available after the initial awards are offered in April. Complete the FAFSA
The FAFSA should be completed online each year beginning in January. It is very important that you file your federal tax return early so that you can utilize the IRS Data Retrieval when you file the FAFSA. If you do not use IRS Data Retrieval and/or you estimate your income information, you are more likely to be selected for verification which will delay your application. See the Verification section below for more information. If you do not have Internet access, you must complete the paper FAFSA. You may request this application from our office or from your high school counselor. You may check the status of the application at 1-800-4FED-AID. Our office receives these results electronically. What happens after I file the FAFSA?
After you file your FAFSA, the federal processor will send you a confirmation email. You should expect to receive the email one to two weeks after you file. Pay careful attention to the instructions they provide. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Process, you will be instructed to do so via the FAFSA corrections process. If Auburn University is listed as the school to receive your information (our school code is 001009), we will receive your results electronically. This data provides a detailed analysis of the financial information you reported and the data needed to determine your eligibility for financial assistance. If AU requires additional documentation, we will contact you via your Auburn email address. Verification
Thirty percent of all aid applicants are selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education and verified by our office through review of tax documents. This is to ensure that your FAFSA was completed correctly. If you are selected, the federal processor will let you know, and AU will require the following: