There are many ways to pay for college, depending on your academic situation. Financial Aid is available to students classified as degree seeking (certificate programs are not eligible). Some financial aid is based on merit, some on need. Loans require repayment, while grants don’t have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grant, HOPE, Institutional Matching Grant and most state program funds are limited to students pursuing a first bachelor’s degree.
This section will help identify your financial needs and lead you to the right programs.
- New Teach Grant
Students who plan to teach may wish to consider the TEACH GRANT, a federal program that is new for 2008-2009. Georgia State University plans to participate in the TEACH GRANT program.
- Applying for Aid
- The first step to getting financial aid is to apply.
- Undergraduate Students
Financial Aid is available to students classified as degree seeking (certificate programs are not eligible.) Federal Pell Grant, HOPE, Institutional Matching Grant and most state program funds are limited to students pursuing a first baccalaureate degree.
- Graduate Students
Financial aid is available to students classified as a degree-seeking graduate/professional student.
- Law Students
Financial aid is available to students classified as degree-seeking Law students.
- HOPE is Georgia's unique scholarship program that rewards students with financial assistance.
- Financial Aid Priority Deadlines
Ensure your financial aid is processed prior to each semesters' fee payment deadline.
- Financial Aid Forms
- Download and print forms. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Financial Aid Verification Process
Here you will see the steps needed for the verification process.
- Monetary gifts from the government and others that don’t have to be repaid.
- Loans let you pay for education over a long period of time.
- Ford Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan
This loan is for graduate/professional students only, used to help with expenses not met by other types of aid.
- Federal Work-Study Program
- Gain valuable experience while paying for school.
- Special Programs
- Alternative programs for students seeking financial aid. Examples include study abroad and cross enrollment.
- Important Websites
These are the most frequentely used financial aid websites.