Financial Aid for College

College is a significant investment in your future, so you might need help paying for college. We offer more than $36 million in financial assistance to AUM students annually. Let’s get started with applying for financial aid.

What kinds of financial aid are available?

Financial Aid Options for College

It’s important to think about your financial future when you’re applying for colleges or continuing your education career for another year. AUM offers a wide variety of scholarships, grants, student loan options, and federal work-study programs to help you manage the financial demands that college can pose.

  • AUM offers general scholarships for all types of students (including for military students, transfer students, and first responders) as well as scholarships specific to each college.
  • Grants are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid and are typically based on demonstrated need.
  • Along with applying for scholarships and grants, students can explore their student loan options. Student loans might seem intimidating, but the staff in the financial aid office are more than happy to walk through the process with you.
  • If you’re interested in part-time employment to help relieve the financial commitment of college, a federal work-study program at AUM might be the best fit for you.

The Office of Financial Aid is here to help answer your questions about the financial commitment of college, how to create a solid plan for paying your student loans, what to expect when applying for scholarships and grants, and more. Visit our office, give us a call, or submit a question using our contact form, so you start feeling comfortable and confident about your financial plan for college.

Explore the forms you’ll need for these financial aid options.

Award Information

Award Information

How is financial need determined? How long does it take to find out what kind of financial aid you might receive? How are funds disbursed? What about Summer term financial aid? Get answers to these questions and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid

The financial aid staff is always willing to take the time out of their day to answer your questions. But if you’ve got a question that needs answering ASAP, there’s a good chance you can find the answer on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Explore our curated list of commonly asked questions about AUM financial aid.

Student Financial Counseling

You’re not alone in planning your financial commitment and journey at AUM. the AUM financial aid staff works hard to make an education at AUM affordable for every student. The Student Financial Counselors on campus are available to create an individualized plan to help you best tackle paying for your education.

Additional Financial Aid Resources

From planning financial aid for summer months to reviewing our formal financial aid policies, browse our additional financial aid resources.

Entrance and Exit Loan Counseling

First time Federal Direct Loan borrowers at AUM must complete loan entrance counseling. This important information explains the mandatory process borrowers must undergo along with their responsibilities prior to accepting a federal loan.  The primary reason for these efforts is to ensure that students have lower rates of delinquency in repaying their loans along with lower rates of defaulting on the loans.

The entire process is virtual and completed in 20-30 mins.

Exit counseling provides important information to prepare you to repay your federal student loan(s).

If you have received a subsidized, unsubsidized or PLUS loan under the Direct Loan Program or the FFEL Program, you must complete exit counseling each time you:

  • Drop below half-time enrollment
  • Graduate
  • Leave school

The entire process is virtual and completed in 20-30 minutes.

Entrance and Exit Loan Counseling

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Violations

In accordance with U.S.Department of Education regulations, if a student is convicted of a drug offense after receiving Federal financial aid money, he or she must notify their respective Financial Aid Office immediately. Further, that student will become ineligible for further federal financial aid and will also be required to pay back any and all aid received after the conviction.  Please see the current published information regarding this important regulation.

Contact Financial Aid

Location : Taylor Center 111
Phone : 334-244-3571
Fax : 334-244-3913
Office Hours : 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

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