Financial Aid

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid


The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to inform and assist the student regarding the available options for assistance with the financial obligations associated with their post-secondary education.

Step 1 – Complete the Application for Admission, which will include the Financial Aid Application that will provide the Financial Aid Department the information regarding the aid you are requesting. This application must be completed each academic year and received by the Department ten days prior to the beginning of the semester. Any delays in completing this could delay your registration processing and your ability to start classes on time.

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Step 2 – FAFSA Application
– New Students and Returning students will complete a yearly FAFSA Application
This Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov by any student who plans to apply for Title IV Aid including the Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Work-Study, and/or University Need-Based Scholarships. Amridge University’s school code, 016885, must be added to your FAFSA for the Financial Aid Department to receive an Institutional Student Information Report, ISIR, from the Department of Education. The Financial Aid Office must have the current year’s ISIR on file to award Title IV Aid. It takes approximately 72 business hours for the Financial Aid Department to receive the ISIR, therefore it is important to complete the FAFSA in a timely manner. Your FAFSA should be received by the Financial Aid Department 10 days prior to the semester beginning to avoid delays in your processing.

Amridge University School Code: 016885

Step 3 – Look for a Financial Aid Email

Once you have completed the Financial Aid portion of the Admissions Application and you have received the Student Aid Report (SAR) from your FAFSA submission, the Financial Aid Department will be in contact with you. You will either receive an email requesting additional information or an award letter that denotes the aid that has been awarded to you. Please promptly reply to the financial aid email and/or login and accept or decline the aid awarded to you through your award letter.

What is financial assistance?
· Financial Aid is federal and state assisted loans
· Scholarships are University and non-University tuition assistance rates and fund
Financial Aid Facts: Approximately 85 percent of Amridge students receive some form of financial assistance.
Early application is encouraged to ensure availability of funds, so you’ll want to complete the FAFSA process as soon as you enroll. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

How do I continue to receive federal financial aid funds?
To continue to receive federal financial aid (Title IV funds), a student must maintain their satisfactory academic progress. Amridge University complies with the satisfactory academic progress requirements established by the federal government for students receiving federal funds. For a detailed explanation of satisfactory academic progress go to the full description of Satisfactory Academic Progress standards

 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards include:
– A qualitative measure (cumulative grade point average)
– A quantitative measure and pace of progression (maintaining measurable progress toward the completion of program)
– A reasonable timeframe for degree completion.

Financial Assistance Tools


A convenient way to learn more about loans and other options for tuition assistance is to search the Internet. The websites listed below offer loans, scholarship, and grant searches as well as consumer information.

Financial Literacy - Understand Your Educational Costs

Financial Literacy is vital for all students, and Amridge University is committed to helping you understand the financial decisions you must make to achieve your educational goals. We’ll work with you to help you understand your educational costs and create a plan to pay for them.

We’ve partnered with TFC Tuition Financing to offer affordable monthly payment plans that allow you to spread out the cost of your education over several months. A separate installment payment agreement will be required for students who prefer to use the monthly payment plan.

Students will be subject to the agreement’s provisions with TFC Tuition Financing.

Amridge University uses payment plans administered by Tuition Finance Corporation (TFC). To make payments or to inquire about an existing account, contact TFC at (800) 872-9832 or visit tfcstudentinfo.com. Click here for further information about Tuition Finance Corporation.

Policy on Recruiting, Marketing, and Advertising

Recruiting, Marketing, and Advertising Code of Ethics for appointees. Amridge University personnel are not permitted to conduct fraudulent or aggressive recruiting on or off military installations in any other venue, nor do we misrepresent ourselves, our programs, or our mission. This code of conduct includes non-military students who are designated as prospective, current, or returning students. We do not pay incentive compensation to anyone for recruiting actions. We meet all State authorization requirements consistent with those issued by the United States Department of Education.

No employee of the university may engage in high-pressure recruitment tactics. High-pressure recruitment tactics include making three or more unsolicited contacts (by phone, email, or in-person) or engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing enrollments.

Net Price Calculator

Amridge University has developed a Net Price Calculator to provide students with an estimate of what they’ll pay to attend college.

Need Assistance?
Call 1.888.790.8080 Ext. 3

Meet Our Staff

Starr Fain financial aid student services
Starr Fain, Financial Aid Director - Military Point of Contact and VA Certifying Official
Erica Davis financial aid student services
Erica Davis, Financial Aid Officer

Direct Lines:

Starr Fain
Financial Aid Director – Military Point of Contact and VA Certifying Official

1.800.351.4040 Ext 7523 or 334.387.7523

Erica Davis
Financial Aid Officer
1.800.351.4040 Ext 7527 or 334.387.7527  334.387.3878  

Hamp Mulkey
Financial Aid Officer
1-800-351-4040, Ext. 7525 or
local (334) 387-7525

Email:  financialaid@amridgeuniversity.edu