The Experience Auburn Travel Award program aims to help offset campus visitation costs for select students in need

AUBURN, Ala. (WTVY) – Auburn University will soon launch a new Experience Auburn Travel Award program designed to help offset the cost of an on-campus visit for a number of needy students.

The program, among several projects being funded as part of Auburn’s Feb. 23 Tiger Donation Day, is one of Auburn’s newest initiatives to further increase access to those in underserved areas. represented by the state and the nation.

“We recognize that visiting campus is a key part of the college selection process, but this cost can be a prohibitive factor when it comes to visiting colleges for many students,” said Joffrey Gaymon, Vice-Chancellor. president of Auburn for registrations. “Experience Auburn makes Visiting Experience an option for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic experience and financial need.”

The Admissions Office will select multiple students who meet specific criteria and work with them to offset travel costs, including on-campus transportation, accommodations, and meals. Eligible high school and senior high school students will be invited to a personalized campus tour experience. Preference will be given to seniors and admitted students who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year college education or who reside in a very rural county.

In addition to the Experience Auburn Travel Award program, the university has introduced several other new offerings to further open the door to access. Among some recent admissions changes, any valedictorian or salutatorian from an accredited Alabama school with 50 or more graduates is eligible for admission.

This fall, Auburn also expanded its Auburn First Dual Enrollment Program, which provides tuition waivers for those with demonstrated financial need. Auburn First students who earn at least six credit hours of Auburn-approved coursework and maintain a 3.0 grade point average in those college classes by August 15 of their senior year of high school are eligible for admission. auto at university.

Recently, Auburn also continued its efforts to reach top students in the state and beyond by joining the Common App System, a powerful online college application platform that serves more than 3 million applicants, teachers , advisors and advisers across the country and the world. Since then, Auburn has received more than 31,000 applicants through the Common App tool.

“As we focus on efforts for better access to underserved areas, we are working hard to build connections and further increase our candidate pool,” Gaymon said.

Those interested in Auburn can learn more about the university here through its various virtual and on-campus tour opportunities.

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