Ashland University offers a broad range of awards to recognize achievement in various areas. The first step in receiving any financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Ashland University (AU) scholarships and grants are available to full-time, undergraduate students who are paying the comprehensive tuition rate and have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Ashland University students enrolled in the evening/weekend, Lorain County Community College Partnership or Columbus Bachelor’s Completion or Nursing programs, who do not pay AU's comprehensive tuition rate, are not eligible. AU scholarships and grants are only available during the fall and spring semesters and are limited to the direct cost paid to the university. Students may qualify for federal or state grants during summer sessions.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Academic Scholarships 2022-23

Ashland University is pleased to offer academic scholarships to first-time freshman and transfer students who qualify. First-time freshmen are eligible for university aid that ranges from $2,000 to $12,000 per year, and first-time transfer students are eligible for university aid ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. A portion of the academic scholarship may be funded by endowed scholarships. ClickHERE to view AU's academic scholarship charts and grade point average (GPA) requirements.

Academic Scholarships are determined by reviewing a student's prior academic performance from their high school or prior college transcripts. Academic scores can be updated through Aug. 1, 2022 (Dec. 1, 2022, for Spring Semester 2023 applicants). Students accepted after Aug. 1, 2022, will have their eligibility based on their academic scores at the time of admission. 

Transfer scholarships are determined based on academic performance for college courses taken after high school graduation and do not include College Credit Plus courses. 

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with any questions about this process. We want to help you navigate the admissions and academic scholarship process as you take the next steps to become a member of the AU family!

Test Achievement Grant

First-time freshmen with a composite ACT score of 25 or more at the time of admission are awarded an additional $1,000 Test Achievement Grant. SAT and CLT scores are accepted and converted using established equivalent ACT scores. Transfer students are not eligible for this grant.

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Other Grants and Scholarships

Learn more about our various grants and scholarships available