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.