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Financial Aid and Honors Housing

Here you can find information regarding your merit scholarships, financial aid, and Honors housing. The most complete information about scholarships and financial aid can be found through the Office of Financial Aid. For further details about housing, please visit Housing and Residence Life's website.

Merit Scholarships

Yes, all Honors students are eligible for merit scholarships from AU. The merit awards that Honors students receive (such as AU grants or AU presidential scholarships) vary by student and are on top of need-based aid. 

 

In order to keep a merit scholarship, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress each year. Review Financial Aid's requirements closely to be sure you enroll in the correct number of credits each semester and earn the required 3.2 minimum GPA. For students entering AU Honors in 2019 and later, merit aid is not tied to continuous enrollment in AU Honors. 

Students who are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be notified in writing by Financial Aid of the loss of aid eligibility. Students with extenuating circumstances may submit an appeal in writing to the Office of Financial Aid to request a reinstatement of financial aid. Students who receive such a notice should contact the AU Honors Faculty Director so that we can help.

Honors Housing

The first-year Honors living-learning community is an extension of the Honors classroom. In their first year, students live together in Anderson Hall. All first-year students at AU are housed on South Campus, so Honors students get the full first-year experience.

As a member of the Honors community, you'll be supported by Honors Program Associates (PA) who live on your floor and attend your Honors classes, as well as a Resident Assistant (RA). Your RAs and PAs provide the living-learning communities with special programming such as outdoor outings, study sessions, and game board nights. Participation in a living-learning community is a great way for Honors students to connect with ambitious and studious individuals dedicated to academics and a rich social life. Placement is through AU's Housing & Residence Life. 

For more information on AU's Residential Education Program and housing application instructions, visit Housing & Residence Life.

Need-Based Aid

All students receiving merit scholarships remain eligible for need-based aid. To apply for need-based aid, see the Financial Aid website.

Students who are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be notified in writing by Financial Aid of the loss of aid eligibility. Students with extenuating circumstances may submit an appeal in writing to the Office of Financial Aid to request a reinstatement of financial aid. Students who receive such a notice should contact the AU Honors Faculty Director so that we can help.

Three Honors students posing on the first day of school