AU Financial Aid
Financial Aid for Andrews University Distance Degree Students taking Consortium courses
Andrews University undergraduate degree-seeking students may be eligible for federal financial aid through Andrews University if the following conditions are met:
- The courses are registered by the add/drop date for an Andrews University on-campus Fall or Spring semester.
- A minimum of 6 credits are registered.
- The courses are completed within the semester they are registered to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
- they are admitted to a program that leads to an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate degree (certificate programs are not eligible for federal aid)
Students who take Andrews University distance credits for transfer to a degree at another university are not eligible for federal financial aid through Andrews University. Financial aid from sources other than Andrews University may be applied toward the costs of self-paced courses as long as the student is taking an equivalent number of credits on-campus.
When a mix of course types are taken, financial aid is based on the number of on-campus or interactive online credits plus a match of self-paced credits. A minimum of 6 total credits, of which 3 must be on-campus or interactive online to qualify for aid.
Undergraduate students completing a distance degree through Andrews University may be awarded an Andrews Partnership Scholarship (APS). Andrews Partnership Scholarship applies to a registration for at least six full-priced credits and would be pro-rated accordingly.
Federal regulations define self-paced study students as half-time only. For Federal PELL grant, 6 credits is half-time, but any load of 6 or more correspondence courses will be considered half-time only and PELL will be pro-rated to half of a full award. PELL grants are not disbursed until 50% of correspondence course lessons are completed.
Federal loans can be applied at half-time enrollment. Federal regulations limit any financial aid to the cost of tuition and fees only for correspondence courses.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition is discounted for many distance degree, but varies by school, level, and campus. See the Bulletin Financial Information for full details.
A distance general fee of $112 per semester/registration period is charged to all distance graduate degree students, as well as distance undergraduate students and transfer/guest/PTC students taking 5 or more credits. Undergraduate distance degree and transfer/guest/PTC students taking less than 5 credits pay a $31 distance fee.
Self-Paced Online Courses
When students are paying for their studies without financial aid, self-paced courses can be started at any time and are student-paced. Students have six months from the student-selected start date to complete undergraduate self-paced courses. Courses listed with the 901 section number indicate self-paced courses.
Registration for self-paced courses follows the Self-Paced Academic Calendar. The student-selected start date determines the term (spring, summer, fall) in which the self-paced course is counted for census and financial aid purposes (if applicable).
Students can register for self-paced courses through Registration Central online. The student is fully responsible to:
- Check with their academic advisor that distance courses will fulfill on-campus degree requirements
- Check with their financial advisor how registration in distance courses will impact their financial plan
Consult Your Financial Advisor
This is a summary of Andrews University financial policies pertaining to students taking courses at a distance. For full details, please consult the full Andrews University Bulletin. Andrews students should consult their Student Financial Services Advisor prior to registering for self-paced courses.