Scholarships Checklist

Scholarships Checklist

To receive scholarship consideration as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or current student, we recommend the following steps.

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Transfer Students
  • Current Students

Incoming Freshmen


  • Students planning to apply for scholarships must complete the admission application with all required materials received by the January 15 application for admission priority deadline. Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee scores will be received and processed by the February 10 scholarship application deadline.
  • Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 10 to receive consideration for Freshman Scholarships and General Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships, as well as Departmental Scholarships awarded by Auburn's colleges and schools.
  • Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* to receive consideration for need-based scholarships, available online beginning January 1. The FAFSA should be received by Auburn University by March 1.
  • Respond to all scholarship offers and complete any additional requirements by the date requested, typically May 1.


Note:
Students who attend another postsecondary institution after high school graduation and prior to enrollment at Auburn are considered transfer students, regardless of the number of transfer credit hours earned and the term they plan to enroll. Transfer students are ineligible for consideration of Freshman Scholarships.

Exceptions are made for students who attend another postsecondary institution the summer immediately following high school graduation and enroll at Auburn fall semester of the same year.

*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s Tiger I Financial Aid Requirements page after the student’s FAFSA results are received. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Transfer Students


  • Students planning to apply for scholarships must complete the admission application with all required materials received by the January 15 application for admission priority deadline.
  • Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 10 to receive consideration for General Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and Departmental Scholarships awarded by Auburn's colleges and schools. Transfer students accepted to the Nursing professional program should complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by June 1 to receive Departmental Scholarship consideration.
  • Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* to receive consideration for need-based scholarships, available online beginning January 1. The FAFSA should be received by Auburn University by March 1.
  • Respond to all scholarship offers and complete any additional requirements by the date requested, typically May 1.


Note:
Students who attend another postsecondary institution after high school graduation and prior to enrollment at Auburn are considered transfer students, regardless of the number of transfer credit hours earned and the term they plan to enroll. Transfer students are ineligible for consideration of Freshman Scholarships.

Exceptions are made for students who attend another postsecondary institution the summer immediately following high school graduation and enroll at Auburn fall semester of the same year.

*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s Tiger I Financial Aid Requirements page after the student’s FAFSA results are received. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Current Students


*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s Tiger I Financial Aid Requirements page after the student’s FAFSA results are received. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.