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SAGU American Indian College requires ALL students to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applications should be completed on the FAFSA Web Page.

When entering the college of your choice, SAGU American Indian College’s Federal School Code is 003616.
(Note that the full school name will appear as Southwestern Assemblies of God University.)

Institutional grants and scholarships vary in amount and are based on need, academic achievement, and several other factors that determine your eligibility for specific awards. Unless otherwise indicated, a committee appointed by the President will administer these grants and scholarships. AIC reserves the right to adjust any institutional awards whenever the award, combined with other financial aid exceeds the total cost of education or when a recipient no longer qualifies for the award academically, socially, or for other reasons determined by the College. All institutional grant and scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time (taking at least 12 credit hours) and live in campus housing unless they are married, have dependents, and/or live with their parents.

Students will only be awarded qualifying institutional scholarships after all other financial aid awards have been applied, excluding student loans. If the student still has an outstanding balance after Pell Grant, FSEOG, Tribal Scholarships, other miscellaneous scholarships, the student must make timely payments and/or participate in work study on campus. At the end of each semester, once the student has met all other requirements, and made effort to pay remaining balance through payments or work study, the student may be awarded additional need-based aid to the remaining balance owed.

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Academic Scholarship

AIC provides four levels of academic scholarships to incoming full-time undergraduate students.

First-time Undergraduate Freshmen

First-time, full-time students who enroll at AIC after high school graduation will receive academic merit scholarships based on their high school grade point average as follows:

  • 3.9-4.0 $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester)
  • 3.5-3.89 $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester)
  • 3.2-3.49 $3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester)
  • 3.0-3.19 $2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester)
  • 2.5-2.99 $1,500 per year ($750 per semester)

Transfer Students

Students who have earned 21 or more hours from another college will receive academic merit scholarships based on the cumulative grade point average of their previous school(s) as follows:

  • 3.9-4.0 $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester)
  • 3.5-3.89 $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester)
  • 3.2-3.49 $3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester)
  • 3.0-3.19 $2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester)
  • 2.5-2.99 $1,500 per year ($750 per semester)

Christian High School Scholarship

$2,000 per year, (1,000 per semester) for students who graduate from a Christian High School and meet the SAGU AIC admissions requirements. Student must live on campus. $1,000 per year/$500 per semester if living off campus.


AG Minister Dependent Grant

$2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester) to Assemblies of God credentialed minister, spouse, or dependent child.

Alumni Dependent Grant

$3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester) to dependent children of AIC alumni. Alumni must have attended AIC for at least two full academic years. Student must live in AIC dorms.

Sibling Grant

For families with more than one dependent, undergraduate on campus student attending AIC. Dependency status is defined by FAFSA guidelines.

  • $1,180 per semester per student when 2 siblings are enrolled
  • $1,450 per semester per student when 3 siblings are enrolled
  • $2,000 per semester per student when 4 or more siblings are enrolled

Spouse Grant

$2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester) for each spouse when both are enrolled as full-time students at the same time. If one of the spouses is enrolled full-time and the other half-time, the grant is up to $1,000 for the one attending full-time and $500 for the one attending half-time.

Summer Ministry Grant

Up to $3,000 per year for the ensuing academic year for students involved in summer ministry on behalf of the College, based on the amount of time spent in summer ministry.

Technical Ministry Grant

$700 applied for students who participate in media ministry for at least 15 chapel services and other school events.

Worship Team Grant

$700 applied for students who participate on worship teams for chapel and serve on worship teams for at least 15 chapel services and other school events.

Need-based Grant

The amount of this grant varies depending on numerous considerations as determined by the AIC Financial Aid Committee, including student deportment, academic progress, and special circumstances that impact a student’s need. Funds for this grant have been provided through the generosity of private donors in honor of such individuals as Rev. Rodger A. Cree (Mohawk Nation), long time nationally recognized Native Christian leader who served with distinction as a pastor, Bible college president, and presbyter for many years. Rev. Cree also served for a time as the campus pastor for the College and the student union was named in his honor. Need-based grants also honor individuals such as long-time missionary, registrar, and instructor at American Indian College, Rev. Betty Hanna, as well as some others. Funds are limited based on the amount available for Student Assistance purposes at any given time but in a typical year all students with demonstrated need receive some need-based funds.

Contact SAGU Financial Aid Office

[email protected]

Erica Zamorano, Director of Institutional and Student Services

(602) 944-3335 ext. 239
[email protected]

Marina Zamorano, Administrative Assistant

(602) 944-3335 ext. 228

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.