Scholarships Checklist

Scholarship 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 deadline. Students who elect to test after the December ACT and SAT test dates are advised Auburn University cannot guarantee test scores will be received and processed by the final scholarship application deadline on February 10.
  • Students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on:
    • December 1 to receive priority consideration for Freshman Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships.
    • February 10 to receive final consideration for available Freshman Scholarships, as well as General Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and Departmental Scholarships awarded by Auburn's colleges and schools.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* for financial aid. The FAFSA is available online beginning in October at fafsa.ed.gov and should be received by March 1 for consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.
  • Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.
  • Respond to all scholarship offers by May 1 and express appreciation for donor-funded scholarships following scholarship acceptance.


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 AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. 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 4:45 p.m. CST on 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 4:45 p.m. on June 1 to receive Departmental Scholarship consideration.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* for financial aid. The FAFSA is available online beginning in October at fafsa.ed.gov and should be received by March 1 for consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.
  • Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.
  • Respond to all scholarship offers by May 1 and express appreciation for donor-funded scholarships following scholarship acceptance.


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 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 4:45 p.m. CST on March 1 to receive consideration for General Scholarships and Departmental Scholarships awarded by Auburn's colleges and schools. 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 4:45 p.m. CST on June 1 to receive Departmental Scholarship consideration.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* for financial aid. The FAFSA is available online beginning in October at fafsa.ed.gov and should be received by March 1 for consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.
  • Pursue External Scholarship opportunities.
  • Respond to all scholarship offers by May 1 and express appreciation for donor-funded scholarships following scholarship acceptance.

*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.