Ashland University offers a broad range of scholarships and grants to recognize achievement in various areas. AU scholarships and grants are available to full-time, undergraduate students paying the comprehensive tuition rate and seeking their first bachelor’s degree. AU scholarships and grants are only available during the fall and spring semesters and are limited to standard direct costs paid to the university. Students may qualify for federal or state grants during summer sessions.
2023-24 Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Academic Scholarships
Ashland University is pleased to offer generous academic scholarships to first-time freshman and transfer students who qualify. 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 (Dec. 1 for Spring semester ). Students accepted after Aug. 1 will have their eligibility based on their academic scores at the time of admission.
First-time freshmen are eligible for university scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $13,000 per year. Ashland University also offers need-based funds ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 based on a student’s FAFSA results.
Transfer scholarships are determined based on academic performance for college courses taken after high school graduation and do not include College Credit Plus courses. First-time transfer students are eligible for university scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $8,000. Need-based funds range from $500 to $2,000 based on a student’s FAFSA results.
We encourage students to complete the FAFSA prior to the March 15 priority deadline as need-based funds cannot be awarded without a FAFSA. View AU's academic scholarship charts and grade point average (GPA) requirements.
Test Achievement Grant
At the time of admission, first-time freshmen with a composite ACT score of 25-29 are awarded a $1,000 Test Achievement Grant and those with a composite ACT score of 30 or more are awarded a $2,000 Test Achievement Grant. SAT and CLT scores are accepted and converted using established equivalent ACT scores. Transfer students are not eligible for this grant.