Graduate Catalog 2019-2021

Application Process

Steps for Applying for Aid

  1. Apply and be accepted for admission as a degree-seeking student to Georgia College.
  2. Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at (Students who have previously applied for aid and have supplied the Department of Education with an e-mail address, will be sent notifications electronically via e-mail)
  3. When completing the FAFSA, be sure to list Georgia College in the school section of the application using our Federal School Code of 001602. This will allow us to receive an electronic copy of the application. (Students should also be certain that all necessary electronic signatures are included.)
  4. In no more than four weeks, the student will receive an e-mail notification with a direct link to the student's online Student Aid Report (SAR). If an e-mail address was not provided on the application, the information will be mailed to the student. An electronic copy will also be sent to Georgia College if so indicated. Please carefully read the comment section on the SAR to determine if any further action is required to complete the application process. If any information is incorrect, follow the instructions provided on the SAR.
  5. Please verify with the GC Financial Aid Office that an electronic copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) has been received.
  6. Verification is the process by which the U.S. Department of Education requires schools to check denoted financial aid applications for accuracy. If the application is selected, the student will be asked to submit additional information to the Financial Aid Office. Typically, this will include a completed verification worksheet, student's federal tax transcripts, and if applicable, the parent's or spouse's tax transcripts.
  7. Students will be notified via their university e-mail of their eligibility for financial aid through either an electronic Award Letter notification or explanation of ineligibility. This notification is typically sent within a few weeks. However, it will take longer during peak processing times.
  8. Be sure to report to the Financial Aid Office, in writing, any pending outside scholarships when known, as adjustments to aid previously awarded may be necessary.
  9. Graduate students may apply for a Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan online at Graduate students will start the Federal Direct Grad PLUS loan application process and sign the master promissory note online using their FSA user ID and password.