Scholarships and Discounts

The Office of Student Financial Aid
Clark Atlanta University

223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Phone:  404-880-8992

Fax:  404-880-8070

Scholarships, Discounts, and Other

Institutional Scholarships for First-Year Students
First-year students are automatically considered for merit scholarships and gap funding. Merit funding is based on merit and gap funding consideration is given to all students who have exhausted all federal aid options. Gap funding is limited and cannot be combined with other non-federal institutional funding.

Three Tier Scholarship Program
The top 10% of first-year freshmen are automatically considered for renewable full-tuition-full tuition and fee scholarships. This program is highly competitive and priority is given to early-action applicants. Total awards, combined with federal/state grants, are applied up to the full cost of direct institutional charges. Final awards may be reduced and or combined with any external and/or state/federal grants. Recipients of the Three Tier Scholarship program (Dean Scholar, Provost Scholar. Georgia Excellence Scholar) serve as university ambassadors. Award maintenance requires completion of the FAFSA by the February 1st priority deadline, successful completion of at least 30 CAU semester hours each academic year and specific GPA requirements, pending on the award tier.

Undergraduate Studies Scholarship Program
Available to continuing sophomores, juniors and seniors who have not exceeded 8 semesters of CAU enrollment. Awards are based on academic performance and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Pell eligible students are given priority. To be considered students must complete the FASFA no later than February 1st and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Summer courses may not be used toward GPA calculations and/or credit hour deficiencies. There is no application required and awards will vary each year based on GPA and the overall availability of funding. Recipients are notified the summer prior to the award year.

Student Freedom Agreement
Student Freedom Initiative is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring freedom in professional and life choices for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities like Clark Atlanta University. The program offers an income-contingent funding alternative, known as the Student Freedom Agreement, which is available to rising juniors and seniors majoring in a STEM field, as well as educational and career support resources.

Sibling Discount
Offered to biological or legally adopted dependent siblings currently enrolled at Clark Atlanta University. Families must submit a copy of all birth certificates and parents’ federal tax return along with a Siblings Discount Application to the Office of Student Financial Aid by July 1st. Independent students do not qualify for the Siblings discount. Sibling Discounts may not be combined with other non-federal institutional funding. The discount will not exceed 33% of the annual cost of tuition.

Ministerial Discount
Offered to dependents of United Methodist Church ministers enrolled at Clark Atlanta University. Students must submit a copy of the parents’ tax return and a letter from the conference indicating that the Minister is in good standing with the United Methodist Church by July 1.

Naval ROTC

Beginning in Fall 2017, Clark Atlanta University will offer the equivalent of Room and Board scholarships to select students on a full NROTC tuition scholarship. Recipients must reside in traditional CAU housing. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Financial Aid Office prior to having funds deposited to their accounts.  The Room and Board scholarship is capped at the value of a double room and a full meal plan as designated by CAU. The Room and Board scholarship will be reduced or eliminated by any state, federal, or outside scholarships or grants the student receives that would cause the total financial aid to exceed the cost of attendance as determined by CAU. The NROTC tuition scholarship and the CAU Room and Board scholarship replaces any other CAU financial aid awarded prior to notification and acceptance of the aforementioned scholarships. 

*Please note all institutional scholarships and discounts require a completed FAFSA, full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.

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