Scholarships Checklist

To receive scholarship consideration as a first-year student, transfer student, or current student, we recommend the following steps.

First-year Students

Complete the admission application as early as August 1 but not later than December 1. All documents required for a complete admission application file must also be received by Auburn by December 1. First-year students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for competitive merit scholarships.

Verify Auburn has received your most recent academic information in the Applicant Portal. Updated highest scores from individual tests must be received by Auburn by January 10. To ensure accurate superscoring, Auburn does not accept the ACT Superscore report. Scores received after this deadline will not be reviewed for competitive merit scholarship consideration.

Complete the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available October 1. First-year students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for select need-based scholarships

Pursue external scholarship opportunities.

Following acceptance for admission:

  • Verify Auburn has received your most recent academic information in the Admitted Portal if you have not already done so. Updated test scores must be received by Auburn by January 10.

  • Complete the scholarship application through the  Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 1 for general and departmental scholarship consideration. The scholarship application will be available on November 1 in AU Access on Admitted Students for accepted students or My Finances for deposited students.

  • Confirm your FAFSA has been received by Auburn. Need-based scholarships will be awarded to first-year students in early March, requiring the FAFSA to be received by Auburn by February 1.

  • Respond to all scholarship offers through  AUSOM by May 1 by logging into  AU Access and clicking the AUSOM graphic on the Admitted Students or My Finances tab.

  • Submit the enrollment deposit in the Admitted Portal by 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 merit scholarships.

Exceptions are granted 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 AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Transfer Students

Complete the admission application as early as August 1 but not later than January 10. All documents required for a complete admission application file must also be received by Auburn by January 10. 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available October 1. Transfer students accepted for admission by mid-January receive automatic consideration for select need-based scholarships.

Pursue external scholarship opportunities.

Following acceptance for admission:

  • Complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 1 for general and departmental scholarship consideration. The scholarship application will be available on November 1 in AU Access on Admitted Students for accepted students or My Finances for deposited students.

  • Confirm your FAFSA has been received by Auburn. Need-based scholarships will be awarded to transfer students in early March, requiring the FAFSA to be received by Auburn by February 1.

  • Respond to all scholarship offers through AUSOM by May 1 by logging into AU Access and clicking the AUSOM graphic on the Admitted Students or My Finances tab.

  • Submit the enrollment deposit in the Admitted Portal by June 1 for summer enrollment or by July 1 for fall enrollment.


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 merit scholarships.Exceptions are granted 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 AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Current Students

Complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 1 for general and departmental scholarship consideration. Students accepted to the nursing or veterinary medicine professional program or enrolled in the pharmacy professional program should complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by June 1 for departmental scholarship consideration.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available October 1. Need-based scholarships will be awarded to current students in early March, requiring the FAFSA to be received by Auburn by February 1.

Pursue external scholarship opportunities.

Respond to all scholarship offers through AUSOM by May 1 by logging into AU Access and clicking the AUSOM graphic on the Admitted Students or My Finances tab.

*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 AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.


Last updated: 08/16/2022