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Students can Apply for Financial Aid as early as October 1 each year and may be eligible for institutional, State, and federal financial aid and other outside funding. 

Scholarship resources are limited, and the University reserves the right to place a cap on the number of scholarships offered or awarded at any time, or reduce or increase scholarships at its discretion. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for AU students receiving full tuition and fee scholarship awards and AU student athletes receiving athletic aid. Any student with a cumulative AU GPA less than 2.0 will not be eligible for AU scholarships. Anderson University Scholarships and Grants are not available to students who take classes at any other institution and are not available for summer school, part time students, Post-Traditional students, graduate level students and students seeking either domestic or international studies (Study Abroad). AU scholarships and grants are not available for audited courses, independent study, directed study or applied music courses.

Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen

Scholarship Award Amount
per year
High School GPA SAT/ACT
President’s Scholarship $13,000 3.5 1360+ SAT or 29+ ACT
Founder’s Scholarship $11,000 3.5 1220+ SAT or 25+ ACT
Provost’s Scholarship $9,000 3.0 1080+ SAT or 21+ ACT
AU Grant $6,000 See below for criteria  

Scholarships for First-Time Freshmen are renewable for up to eight (6) consecutive semesters of enrollment. Full-time (12 credit hours or more each semester) enrollment at AU required. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to renew their awards from year to year. The AU Grant is Awarded to entering freshman not receiving a President’s, Founder’s or Provost’s Scholarship

Scholarships for First-Time Transfer Students

Name Award Amount
per year
Award Criteria
Transfer Scholarship $8,500 Awarded to first time transfer students 
Out of State Grant $3,000 Awarded to first time out-of-state students 
Phi Theta Kappa Honors $1,000 Membership information must be submitted to the Anderson University Admissions Office

Other AU Scholarships

Scholarship or Grant Award Amount
per year
Award Criteria
Out of State Grant $3,000 Awarded to any full-time out-of-state student
Baptist Scholarship $300 Must be a member in good standing at a Baptist church in South Carolina
College of Christian Studies $500 Must be accepted into the College of Christian Studies
Palmetto Boys and Girls State Scholarship $1,000 Awarded to any eligible student named a Boys or Girls State citizen by their state. 
Palmetto Boys State Presidential Scholarship $10,000 Anderson University is privileged to serve as the host site for the annual Palmetto Boys State Encampment. In recognition of this special partnership, Anderson University makes one award per year. Must be named a Palmetto Boys State Citizen, submit the required application and participate in the scholarship interview event coordinated and hosted by the Office of Admission. To receive this award, the student must live on campus for the freshmen through the senior year.
South Carolina School of the Arts Scholarships Varies Contact scschoolofthearts@andersonuniversity.edu for more information.
Athletic Scholarships Varies Contact coaches for availability.

Scholarships for First-Time Transfer students are renewable for up to eight (6) consecutive semesters of enrollment. Full-time (12 credit hours or more each semester) enrollment at AU required. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to renew their awards from year to year.