Augusta Promise is just that – an assurance to students that they can and will complete their college degrees.  

This start-to-finish program is a commitment to give eligible students the opportunity of a lifechanging education while covering institutional costs and the tools they need to succeed, such as mentorship, tutoring, counseling and other individual guidance. 

Students who are admitted to Augusta University and are selected to the Augusta Promise Program have the opportunity to graduate debt-free. This scholarship will be combined with other federal and state grants and scholarships to meet the student’s financial need associated with the cost of a full-time resident tuition, mandatory fees, standard housing, and meal plan. 

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In addition to the financial benefits participants receive, Augusta Promise is a comprehensive program providing mentorship, leadership engagement, and academic support including:

  • Access to dedicated program coordinator
  • Personalized student success planning and mentorship
  • Assigned Faculty/Staff Promise Partners
  • Entry into Augusta University’s Leadership certificate
  • Social events throughout the academic year
  • Annual retreat




Requirements for Augusta Promise

To review the eligibility of potential candidates, the Augusta Promise Committee completes a comprehensive evaluation based on but not limited to the following factors for each applicant: 

  • Legal resident of the state of Georgia. 
  • Be admitted to AU as a first-time freshmen. 
  • Qualify for the Georgia HOPE or Zell Miller scholarship. 
  • Submit a complete FAFSA application each academic year by the required deadline and be eligible for the Pell Grant. 


Maintaining Augusta Promise 

The Augusta Promise program is an eight (8) semester experience to see students through to graduation. To remain eligible, students must: 

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative college GPA. 
  • Meet all requirements to retain eligibility for the Georgia HOPE or Zell Miller scholarship. 
  • Complete the FAFSA each academic year by the required deadline. 
  • Remain in good standing with the institution. 
  • Meet program requirements as provided by the program coordinator each year.