Need-based financial aid grants are outright grants of assistance for undergraduate students based on demonstrated need. The purpose of the grant program is to help qualified full-time undergraduates who could not otherwise pursue an AUB education. Application forms are available at the Office of Financial Aid. Grants are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Additional partial, small merit awards are made to needy students with records of high scholastic achievement. In 2011-12, the University was able to award grants to 80% of the enrolled students who applied for need-based financial aid; the average grant award was $5,895 per year.