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- Once your file is complete and correct, you will receive an Award Letter explaining what financial aid you are eligible to receive in May or June of each year.
o New Students will receive a paper award letter mailed to their permanent home address which will need to be signed and returned to the Financial Aid office as quickly as possible.
o All other student award letters will be emailed to you at your my.westga.edu email address. You can view your award through Banweb. (You will need your user ID and password to access your account.)
- Carefully follow the instructions in your award letter to complete the process.
- If your file is completed prior to April 1 you will receive priority consideration for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Perkins Loan.
- If your award includes loans, you will need to have a Master Promissory Note and an Entrance Counseling Session on file.
UWG Award Policies
The University of West Georgia's financial aid program is designed to provide equal access to post-secondary education. Since you are the primary beneficiary of a college education, you are asked to contribute toward the cost of it through earnings, savings, assets, and any other available resources. After your financial need has been determined, we will attempt to provide awards to fill the gap between your expected family contribution (as determined by the FAFSA) and the cost of attending UWG. The composition of your package depends upon financial need, availability of funds, and whether you are a dependent or independent student. In addition, your academic record and the date you complete your financial aid file may affect the amount of aid you are offered.
Important: Financial aid awards are determined annually and YOU MUST REAPPLY for each academic year (Fall semester through Summer semester) that you wish to receive aid.