Aurora University students may be eligible for financial aid from a variety of sources, including federal, state, institutional, and private organizations, in the forms of grants, loans, and work study. In 2020–2021, the Office of Financial Aid assisted more than 5,800 undergraduate and graduate students.
Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible beginning October 1 for maximum consideration of all financial aid programs. Financial aid must be awarded within the term of attendance.
The criteria used for awarding institutional financial aid are academic performance and financial need. Aid is available for both full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students (depending upon availability of funds). In addition to need-based financial aid, Aurora University offers several academic scholarships for both freshman and transfer undergraduate students.
The Office of Human Resources assists in connecting students with on-campus employment and off-campus community service opportunities. Students working on-campus follow the current minimum wage guidelines with a maximum of 15 hours worked per week.