Financial Aid

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
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.

Grants
Monetary gifts from the government and others that don’t have to be repaid.
Loans
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.


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