Scholarships Checklist

Scholarships Checklist

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

Incoming Freshmen

The early action admission deadline for incoming freshmen to complete the admission application file is November 1. The minimum test score and high school GPA required for consideration must be reflected on the applicant record within AUSOM by December 15. Following receipt by Auburn University, it may take up to three days before test scores and GPAs are updated in AUSOM.

Following acceptance, students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on December 15. 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available October 1. Need-based scholarships may be awarded to incoming freshmen beginning in January, requiring the FAFSA to also be received by December 15.

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.



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

Following acceptance, students must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by 4:45 p.m. CST on February 1 to receive consideration for scholarships. Transfer 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. on June 1 to receive scholarship consideration.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available October 1. The FAFSA should be received by February 1 for priority consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.

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.




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 February 1 to receive consideration for scholarships. 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. on June 1 to receive scholarship consideration.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)* available online beginning in October. The FAFSA should be received by February 1 for priority consideration of financial aid, including need-based scholarships.

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: 07/19/2019