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Yes, You Can Afford College!

UWG is committed to making college affordable, no matter your income or economic status. We honor this commitment by offering some of the lowest in-state tuition rates, over 200+ in-university scholarships, and awarding more than $1.1M in financial aid to students each year.

Connect with our financial advisors to learn how you can Go West affordably.

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Still weighing your options? On average, we're able to help 96% of undergraduate students who apply to UWG pay for some or all of their tuition with financial aid. Start your journey to success by selecting on of our affordable degree programs.

Already applied to UWG? Our advisors are ready to guide you through the financial aid process. From applying for FAFSA to grants to private scholarships, we'll leave no stone unturned when it comes to helping you offset tuition costs and afford college.

To get your financial aid questions answered quickly, visit our Financial Aid page, email finaid@westga.edu or call (678) 839-6421 

Affordability

Tuition Comparison

See how our tuition rates compare to similar universities, before financial aid.

Chart displaying the 2022-2023 cost of in-state tuition for 12 credit hours for comparable universities. From least expensive to most expensive: University of West Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and Jacksonville State University.

New Bachelor's Degree-Seeking Students

Your Path to Financial Aid at UWG

For New Undergraduate Students

As a new UWG Undergraduate Student, you're welcome to follow these five easy steps to apply for and obtain financial aid!

 

Learn

Financial Aid Basics

Many students have questions and concerns about how much college costs. Fortunately, there are a number of financial aid options available.

Financial Aid Basics Videos

Tuition and Fees

The cost of attending the University of West Georgia can vary, depending on a student's classification, residency status, method of instruction, and/or degree program.

Find a breakdown of current amounts here.

Now that you know more about how financial aid can help you, move to the next step: “Apply”.

 

Apply

FAFSA

Applying for financial aid is the most important step in your financial aid journey. Begin this step by completing your FAFSA application!

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was soft-launched on December 31, 2023. During the soft launch, the FAFSA form will be available for short periods of time while the Department of Education continues to monitor site performance and form functionality. They will continue to initiate pauses for site maintenance and to make technical updates as needed to provide you with a better experience. If your form is unavailable when you or your family members try to access it, please try again later.

The 2024-25 FAFSA applies to aid eligibility for the Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 semesters. If you have completed the 2023-24 FAFSA, you have already applied for eligibility for Federal Student Aid for all semesters through Summer 2024.

Getting Started with FAFSA Video

UWG FAFSA School Code is: 001601

Fill out your FAFSA

Scholarships

We should receive your application in three to five days, and then you can move to the next step: “Check.”

 

Check the Status of Your Financial Aid

Once you have completed your FAFSA, UWG will receive your application within five business days. Sign in to your Banweb account through OneLogin to see if you have been awarded or if you have additional steps to complete or paperwork to turn in.

Search: "Verification" once you have signed into OneLogin. If you log in to your OneLogin account and do not see any requirements to complete move to the next step “Accept”.

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Verification

Some of our students are selected for verification or have additional documents that they need to complete. Learn more about the verification process here.

 What is verification?

 

Accept & Understand Your Financial Aid

Review your award in Banweb and see the links for more information on the type of aid you were awarded. Search: "My Financial Aid" once you have signed into OneLogin.

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 Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer

Once you have reviewed your award and accepted your funding, check to see if you have remaining balance you need to address. You must allow 3-5 business days for accepted loans to show on your student bill.

Check Your Balance

Once you have accepted your funding and completed any additional steps needed to receive your aid, it’s time to check you balance. Sign in to OneLogin to view your balance. Search: "My Current Bill" once you have signed into OneLogin.

OneLogin

If you owe a balance:

If you have a credit (estimated refund):

Refund Information Video

 

Keep Your Financial Aid

As a student, being financially successful also means maintaining your financial aid eligibility. Make sure you are meeting the requirements.