Types of Aid

Federal Pell Grant
This Federal grant need not be repaid (for Undergraduate students only); it is based on financial need.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This federal grant need not be repaid (for Undergraduate students only); it is based on financial need.

Cal Grant
This state grant need not be repaid (for Undergraduate students only); it is based on financial need and grade point average. Cal Grant recipients will also need to provide a copy of their award letter (CAR) from the California Student Aid Commission.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP)
The Federal Work-Study program is a campus-based aid program providing job opportunities on campus for students who have established financial need through the submission of the FAFSA. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

Federal Perkins Loan
This is a low interest loan with delayed payback and is based on financial need. 

Federal Direct Loans
The interest rate is fixed each year. In 2015-2016 the interest rate for undergraduate students is fixed at 4.66% for the subsidized loan and 4.66% for the unsubsidized loan. Learn more about loan information.

Federal Parent PLUS loan
Parents of dependent students may apply for a Parent Plus loan, limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. Learn more about loan information.

Scholarships
Several AUSB institutional scholarships are available. Learn more about how to apply for these scholarships. The College-to-Career office, Room 210, maintains a list of additional external scholarships for current and incoming undergraduate students.

Grants
Learn more about the President’s Access Grant, the College-to-Career Grant, and other institutional grants through AUSB.

Matching Grant Programs
AUSB participates in several matching grant programs including, AmeriCorps and First Five.

Cal Grant
This state grant need not be repaid (for Undergraduate students only); it is based on financial need and grade point average. Cal Grant recipients will also need to provide a copy of their award letter (CAR) from the California Student Aid Commission.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP)
The Federal Work-Study program is a campus-based aid program providing job opportunities on campus for students who have established financial need through the submission of the FAFSA. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

Federal Perkins Loan
This is a low interest loan with delayed payback and is based on financial need. 

Federal Direct Loans
The interest rate is fixed each year. In 2015-2016 the interest rate for undergraduate students is fixed at 4.66% for the subsidized loan and 4.66% for the unsubsidized loan. Learn more about loan information.

Federal Grad PLUS Loan
A Federal Grad PLUS loan is an unsubsidized loan for graduate/professional students, limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received.  Learn more about loan information.

Scholarships
Several AUSB institutional scholarships as well as external scholarship programs are available. Learn more about how to apply for these scholarships.

Grants
Learn more about the President’s Access Grant, the College-to-Career Grant, and other institutional grants through AUSB.

Matching Grant Programs
AUSB participates in several matching grant programs including, AmeriCorps and First Five.

Financial Aid can be confusing – we urge you to contact the Office of Financial Aid so that we can help explain your options.