Application for Financial Aid

Up to 20% off your tuition


Jan. 31
March 15
May 8
Nov. 10

What is Financial Aid?

AUBG provides financial aid and awards scholarships based either on academic merit or based on both academic merit and financial need. Merit is the academic potential that we can see in your application documents. Financial need is determined through an analysis of the Application for Financial Aid (AFA) and supporting documents submitted as part of the application package or your successfully submitted Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The submission of AFA or FAFSA is optional - you are not required to file it unless you want to apply for need-based financial aid and need-based scholarships. No need-based award will be awarded without a complete AFA and a complete set of supporting documents or FAFSA.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Make sure to indicate that you'd like to apply for Financial Aid when filling up the AUBG Application form.

    Note that if you state that you are not applying for need-based aid, you will not be considered for this potential 20% reduction. After submitting the AUBG Application Form with a preference not to apply for Financial Aid, you will not have the opportunity to apply for it at a later time.

  • If you intend to apply for need-based financial support, make sure to prioritize your application by meeting each admissions deadline. As soon as you complete your application, quickly move on to your financial aid application, gathering the necessary supporting documents. Don't wait for the decision—begin this important step right away.

    Timing matters. Applying earlier could make all the difference in the support you receive. We have a limited pool of resources available to assist students, and the sooner you submit your application, the better your prospects for securing financial assistance.

    • Fall Priority Admission - Jan. 31
    • Fall Early Admission - March 15
    • Fall Regular Admission - June 14
    • Spring Admission - Nov. 10
  • Carefully read the AFA instructions. The AFA application form starts with guidance, and there are detailed explanations you can download below.

  • Collect the supporting documents listed in the checklist. An Application for Financial Aid with insufficient supporting documents will not be considered. Beware that it may take more than a month to collect all the documents from various institutions.

    Documents supporting the AFA must be scanned originals. All documents should be for the most recent 12-month period and translated into English (by a sworn translator) unless they are in Bulgarian or English.

  • Download and Fill in the application form and sign it. By signing the application you are asking to be considered on the basis of the documents enclosed. You can not include additional documents later. Make sure the AFA is complete; the fields with no data mark with "N/A". If you are unable to complete any section of the application or send any of the required documents, please include an explanation on line 58 of AFA.

  • Contact your Admissions Counselor! They will be able to answer your questions about the Application for Financial Aid and the required supporting documents.

    If you need help, email or call your counselor a minimum of three days before the application deadline.

  • Submit your completed AUBG Application Form and all the supporting documents by uploading scanned copies to AUBG's Application Portal from the Status Page before the application deadline.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • It depends. We can't answer this question until we receive the full package of documents. In some cases, need-based financial assistance covers 20% of tuition.

  • The financial information provided by applicants is confidential. The American University in Bulgaria obeys the Law for Protection of Personal Data. The information collected is kept strictly confidential and is used only by the Financial Aid Committee to determine a grant amount for the prospective AUBG student.

  • No. You must upload scanned copy of the Application for Financial Aid and the supporting documents to your online application's Status Page.

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