Assistantships are granted to all full-time students admitted to the program. These take the form of renewable positions that provide for remission of approximately one-half the annual graduate tuition. Graduate assistants (GAs) work 7.5 hours per week with a graduate faculty member in their area of interest.
Graduate assistants typically work on research projects, marketing, and recruiting efforts. In the past, GAs have helped faculty with on campus presentations and seminars, done research leading towards publication in peer-reviewed journals, attended on and off campus meetings with program stakeholders, etc. These positions not only help with tuition costs but provide valuable experiences that reflect well on the student for future employment. AUBiz is open to working with GAs to determine the best fit within the department, based on student interest.
In addition to its own resources, the University participates in the federal and state aid programs which are applicable to its degree programs. The majority of this funding is in the form of low-interest student loans.