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Aims Opportunity Scholarship FAQ

This page answers commonly-asked questions about the Aims Opportunity Scholarship. Click on the links below to view the questions and answers for other financial-aid-related topics. 

Scholarships are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to funds availability...

Students are only eligible for the Aims Opportunity Scholarship during their first year attending Aims Community College. Whether you are enrolling fall or spring semester, you only need to apply once.

You may apply with a recent (one academic year or less) final high school transcript showing a cumulative GPA of 3.0, that shows the graduation date and that you are currently enrolled in at least six credits at Aims. Transfer students may apply with the most recent prior college transcript showing an earned cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and a transfer of at least 12 undergraduate credits into Aims.

UG credits are undergraduate credits earned for college level classes with a course number of 100 or above.

Your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status must be Good, Warning, Probation or ACPLAN (approved appeal) to be eligible for the Aims Opportunity Scholarship in addition to meeting the other criteria.

Because the funds for the Aims Opportunity Scholarship are state-based, you must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid Permanent Resident card, or be classified as ASSET tuition classification.

Yes, you can receive both the Aims Scholars Scholarship and the Aims Opportunity Scholarship.

This scholarship is adjusted according to the credit hours enrolled. If enrolled in six credits (half time), for example, you will receive one half of the total scholarship award for the semester.

If you have been awarded financial aid up to your full financial need or cost of attendance or both, then receipt of this or any scholarship might impact other aid you already received. Adjustments are made on a case-by-case basis with student loan reductions as a priority.