AUA's Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides Armenian citizens with financial assistance according to their financial need. This allows academically gifted but economically disadvantaged students to have an equal opportunity to attend AUA. Tuition assistance is awarded as a grant and does not have to be repaid. Assistance may range from 25% to 90% of the annual tuition cost. Students apply for TA each year and must maintain good academic standing to continue receiving tuition assistance each semester.
Note that the term "citizens" of the Republic of Armenia also includes those citizens mentioned in Chapter 1, Article 6, Clause 3 of the Republic of Armenia's Law on Higher and Postgraduate Professional Education.
To be eligible for Tuition Assistance, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be an Armenian Citizen or Syrian-Armenian.
- Submit a complete, online Application for Admission at im.aua.am as well as a Tuition Assistance Application form.
- Be admitted and enroll as a full-time student.
Applying for tuition assistance may seem like a daunting task. But it's not! To apply for tuition assistance, you need to complete a Tuition Assistance (TA) Application form. You may download the form here. The Tuition Assistance Application will take some time to complete - so make sure you give yourself ample time to fill it out and prepare all required documents. We also recommend you review the TA Checklist below to help you simplify the process and ensure you submit a complete application. Still unsure of what to do? No worries. Set up a time to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor by contacting them finaid.aua.am/contacts.
For the Armenian version of this checklist, click here.
Many applicants worry that applying to financial aid may hurt their chances for admission. At AUA, this is not true since we practice need-blind admissions. Because of our need-blind admissions, you must submit a separate application for Tuition Assistance around the same time that you submit your Application for Admission. If you apply for early admissions, then you must apply for tuition assistance by their first deadline. The same is true for regular and rolling admissions. Tuition assistance deadline dates are as follows:
|Early Tuition Assistance Application (for Early applicants only)||December 21||February 8||March 22|
|Regular Tuition Assistance Application (for Regular applicants only)||March 22||April 22||May 21*|
|Rolling** Tuition Assistance Application (for Rolling applicants only)||June 21||June 22***||N/A|
* Summer CTEFL applicants are not eligible for the regular June 5 deadline as classes begin during the summer term.
** Tuition assistance for rolling applicants is subject to availability of funds.
*** MSM applicants are not eligible for rolling admissions as classes for the program will commence during the summer term.
International students applying to AUA can apply for an International Scholarship that may cover up to 50% of the total cost of the published international tuition rate. Scholarship are awarded based on merit with decisions made by factoring in your test scores, completed Application for Admission, and your scholarship essay.
You are eligible to apply for International Scholarship if you:
- Are an International Citizen*.
- Submit a complete, online Application for Admission at im.aua.am.
- Are admitted and enroll as a full-time student.
* If you hold dual citizenship with Armenia or have the 10 year residency, you are not eligible for the International Scholarship.
Interested international students should submit the "Application for International Scholarship" to the Office of Financial Aid. You may download the form here. Applications for international scholarships can also be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid in person or via email to [email protected]. Have some questions about the application or need some counseling? Set up a time to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor by contacting them finaid.aua.am/contacts.
To be considered for the International Scholarship, make sure to submit your application by the June 30 deadline. However, we recommend you submit your application much earlier as International Scholarship Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
AURORA GRATITUDE SCHOLARSHIP
The Aurora Gratitude Scholarship (AGS) provides partial and full merit-based scholarships for certain students to study at the American University of Armenia. Some students may even receive funding for travel and housing (on-campus dormitory). AGS is a project of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. The Initiative is the philanthropic vision of Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan. It is represented by three organizations – the 100 Lives Foundation, Inc. (New York, USA), the 100 Lives Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland) and the IDeA Foundation (Yerevan, Armenia). On behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, the descendants of the survivors of the Genocide transform their gratitude into action by helping with educational initiatives and scholarships, grants to humanitarian projects and promoting public awareness of humanitarian efforts.
To be eligible for the Aurora Gratitude Scholarship (AGS), you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Russia, or Syria.
- Submit a complete, online application for undergraduate or graduate studies through im.aua.am.
- Be admitted and enroll as a full-time student.
The Aurora Gratitude Scholarship is suspended until further notice.
We are no longer accepting Aurora Gratitude Scholarship applications.