$4,139

Avg. Federal Grant

$6,288

Avg. Federal Loan

$150,695,617

Total Aid Awarded

Ashford University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.

86%

Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.

$150.696M

Financial Aid Official Website

www.ashford.edu/online/finance

It is interesting to note that, every year, around 89% of students at AU receive some kind of financial aid, while the total amount of assistance/loans provided is $124,101,686. The total percentage of candidates applying to Ashford University who receive the Federal Grant is 64%. On the other hand, 84% of the candidates get the Student Grant, 25% receive the Institution Grant, and 64% get the Pell Grant. As far as the Pell Grant beneficiaries are concerned, the average aid received stands at $4,129. The annual family income of the applicants is also considered for determining the total financial assistance that they will be eligible for. Apart from financial grants and scholarships, candidates can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to fund their education. In contrast to grants and scholarships, student loans are taken by the candidates at a certain rate of interest. Candidates are also required to repay these loans within a given period. At Ashford University, the percentage of candidates who opt to avail of student loans is around 68%.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

71%

State Grant Aid

N/A

Institution Grant Aid

23%

Pell Grant

71%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid

$4,139

State Grant Aid

N/A

Institution Grant Aid

$2,954

Pell Grant

$4,080

When it comes to grants, students get the opportunity to take up different grants; federal, institutional, or state grants. The total amount of institutional grants or scholarships received is $398,851, and almost 23% of students receive an average of $2,954. Almost 71% of students receive an average of $4,139 in the form of Federal Grants. 71% of grant recipients receive the Pell Grant at an average of $4,080.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000

$4,454

$30,001 - $48,000

$3,927

$48,001 - $75,000

$3,296

$75,001 - $110,000

$1,071

Over $110,000

N/A

The federal aid offered depends on the income of the student or the student’s family. It’s categorized in five different income ranges to help determine the appropriate average amount of federal aid you may receive concerning your family’s income. Since the average family income falls between $0-48,000, it’s safe to say that a high number of students receive financial aid in this form. Families that earn less than $75,000 may receive between $4,454, $3,927, and $3,296. Those that earn more than $75,000 will receive $1,071. 

Student Loans for Ashford University

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.

$6,288/Year

Students Taking Out Loans

74%

Loan Default Rate

13.7%

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