The primary purpose of financial aid programs is to provide assistance to those whose personal and family resources are not sufficient to pay for the total cost of their education. Federal and state governments, the University, foundations, companies, and individuals provide these funds for worthy students. The university community also believes that academic excellence should be rewarded, and, as a result, some scholarships are awarded each year based exclusively on merit.
All applicants interested in federal and state financial aid programs must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and any required documentation regarding their own and their family's financial resources. The exact composition of an aid package depends upon several factors. The extent of a student's financial need, the availability of funds, the student's academic record, and the date of application may affect the aid package. In order to receive financial aid at the University of West Georgia, students must be in good academic standing or they must be accepted for admission.
The principal programs available to the University of West Georgia students are outlined below. More detailed information can be found in the current brochure, Financial Aid Guide. To obtain more information, write to the Department of Financial Aid, telephone the office at 678-839-6421, or visit the website at www.westga.edu/finaid. Questions may be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial assistance is not available to those admitted to the University of West Georgia as transient or non-degree post baccalaureate students.