Having a strong financial aid program is critical to ensuring that we are able to attract and retain the best students—those who want, in the words of AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri, “to help shape the emerging world that is appearing before our eyes at this most challenging, exciting time." These are the students we want at AUB.
Donor-funded scholarships are an important part of AUB's financial aid program, which totaled $32 million in 2017-18. The number of AUB students receiving financial aid has grown steadily in recent years, from 2,945 in 2013-14 to 3,495 in 2017-18. Almost 80 percent of the students who apply for financial assistance receive support. The average financial aid award in 2017-18 was $9,162.