Financial Aid

Application for 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 AUBG Financial Aid (AFA) and supporting documents submitted as part of the application package.

The submission of AFA 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.

How to apply for financial aid at AUBG

  • Read carefully 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.  
  • 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.  
  • When in doubt, ask us.  
  • Upload a scanned copy of the entire package to the AUBG Online Application Form in advance of the application deadline from the "status" page after you submit your online application. 


1. Application Form

Application for Financial Aid Form

In the absence of trade activities, the following financial declaration available in English or Bulgarian should be submitted in addition.

2. Instructions

You and your parents should read all the instructions carefully and be as thorough as possible. Detailed instructions are available in:

Documents supporting the AFA need to 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. A scanned copy of the AFA along with the supporting documents have to be uploaded to the AUBG Online Application form from the "status" page after you submit your online application. 

Recommended Deadlines

Fall Semester

March 1 - Early admission, better scholarships and financial aid
June 1 - Regular admission and financial aid

Spring Semester

October 1 - for non-EU citizens
November 1 - for EU citizens

Contact us, if you have any questions concerning your application.


How much need-based financial aid can I receive?

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.

Can I send the documents by email?

No. We need a scanned copy of the AFA along with the supporting documents to be uploaded to the AUBG Online Application form.

Is my information kept confidential?

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.

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