Frequently Asked Questions












Will my small gift really make a difference?

Every gift, no matter how small, makes a difference. In fact, many global publications use alumni giving percentages to determine rankings for colleges and universities. Therefore, the more support AUA receives, the higher its ranking becomes. In turn, with each alumni gift, a degree from AUA becomes more prestigious within the global community.



Doesn’t tuition cover the cost of a student’s education at AUA?

It costs AUA $10,000 to educate each student.  And yet, AUA only charges $2,500-$3,500 to each student of Armenian descent. The $2,500-$3,500 tuition is further offset by financial aid and scholarships. AUA absorbs $6,500-$7,500 gap in tuition for each Armenian student, which makes us critically dependent on the generosity of our donors.

AUA is proud to have both a full-need financial aid policy and a need-blind admissions process. This means that no qualified student is turned away for his or her inability to pay tuition. Admissions decisions are based on merit, not financial ability to pay tuition. It also means that all enrolled students who qualify for financial assistance, will receive it under AUA’s full-need policy.



How can I give?

Gifts to AUA may be made by credit card, wire transfer, stock transfer, or check.

To make a donation using a credit card on our secure page, please click here.

To make a donation by wire transfer, stock transfer or check, please contact[email protected].



Are my donations tax-deductible?

AUA is  recognized as a 501(c)(3) corporation in the State of California. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States.



What naming opportunities are available?

For information on naming opportunities, please contact [email protected].



Can I make a gift in installments?

Yes. For more information on making a gift in installments, please contact[email protected].



What other ways can I support AUA?

The AUA Legacy Society is a unique opportunity for donors to provide planned gifts to the University through a will or living trust, by naming AUA as a beneficiary or owner of a life insurance policy, savings, brokerage, or retirement account, or by establishing a life income gift, such as a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity.

For more information on the AUA Legacy Society and how you can become a member, please contact [email protected].



Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions about giving to AUA, please contact [email protected].



How can I request a financial statement?

To request a financial statement, please click here.












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