Federal Aid & State Aid
There are a variety of sources for student financial aid. The majority of aid comes from the federal government. Some states, including Georgia, have aid for just the students within the state. Here is a chart of the aid from the federal and state government, how to apply, when to apply and each type of aid is linked to additional information about the aid.
This money can be used at public and private colleges and universities across the nation.
|Application||When to apply||Repayment necessary?|
|Pell Grant||FAFSA||Oct 1st prior to fall enrollment||No*|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)||FAFSA||Oct 1st prior to fall enrollment and before Priority Consideration Deadline||No*|
|Work Study||FAFSA and application at the school||Oct 1st prior to fall enrollment and before Priority Consideration Deadline||No|
|Student Loans||FAFSA||Oct 1st prior to fall enrollment||Yes|
|Perkins Loan||FAFSA||Oct 1st prior to fall enrollment and before Priority Consideration Deadline||Yes|
|Parent PLUS Loans||FAFSA and credit check||Oct 1st prior to fall enrollment||Yes|
* - Typically this does not have to be repaid. However, if you withdraw from classes, repayment for that disbursement may be required.