• Federal Work Study

    Federal Work Study (FWS) is not a scholarship or grant, but a chance to earn money for college. Please note that the University of West Georgia (UWG) does not guarantee that any student who qualifies for the Federal Work Study Program will be given a job. Federal Work Study cannot be included toward payment of the upcoming semester bill since it depends on the student securing a position and working the hours during the upcoming semester. Federal Work Study is a federally funded program that awards up to $3,000 per academic year (Fall/Spring) based on need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and available funding. This program provides an opportunity to apply for part-time on and off-campus jobs for qualifying undergraduate students. Qualifying graduate students may also be awarded FWS funding upon request. Federal Work Study is an opportunity to work and earn income while in school. By working, students gain experience, develop new skills, and earn money to meet their educational and living expenses. 

    You are currently eligible to apply for a FWS position if you received an Award Letter from Financial Aid that listed Federal Work Study as an award. After receiving Federal Work Study funds, students are required to secure employment through UWG Student Employment, a position is not guaranteed. If you have questions concerning your Federal Work Study eligibility please contact our office at 678-839-6421. To begin applying for jobs, please visit WolfWorks. For more information on available jobs or policies regarding Federal Work Study, please visit Career Services

  • Hope / Zell Miller
    • Applying
    • General Information
    • Award Amounts
    • Eligibility
    • Move on When Ready
    • Resources
    • Applying

      To apply for HOPE and Zell Miller, complete either:

      • 2016-2017 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. This will apply for HOPE/Zell Miller, Direct student loans, Pell Grant, and Federal Work Study. The FAFSA fulfills the application requirement for one aid year (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017) and must be renewed every year to continue to receive HOPE Program and federal student aid funds.
      • GSFAPPS at www.gacollege411.org. This will apply for HOPE/Zell Miller only. To receive federal student aid, a FAFSA is required. A GSFAPPS only needs to be completed once.
      NOTE: Georgia Student Finance Commission will transition student portal access from GA College 411 to "GA Futures" in August 2015. The GA College 411 website will be deactivated and replaced with "GA Futures". We will provide the new link once the transition is complete.

      You must enter the University of West Georgia's school code (001601) for either the FAFSA or GSFAPPS for us to receive that application. Additional inquiries about applying can be directed toHOPEINQ@westga.edu.

    • General Information 

      HOPE Scholarship General Information

      The HOPE Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia, maintain a 3.0 HOPE GPA, and meet UWG'S academic progress rules. A student that did not graduate high school as eligible for the HOPE Scholarship can gain eligibility at specified checkpoints (see chart below).

      Zell Miller Scholarship General Information

      The Zell Miller Scholarship is awarded to only incoming freshmen who are residents of Georgia, graduated from high school with at least a 3.7 GPA, received either a 1200 SAT or 26 ACT score in one sitting before graduating high school, and maintain a 3.3 GPA in college. A student that has lost Zell Miller eligibility can regain eligibility at specified checkpoints (see chart below).

    • Award Amounts

      HOPE and Zell Miller Award Amounts

      2015-2016 (Fall 2015 - Summer 2016)

       

      UWG HOPE Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2015-16

      IF YOU ARE TAKING: YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: HOPE WILL PAY:
      1 Hour $174.20 $152
      2 Hours $348.40 $304
      3 Hours $522.60 $456
      4 Hours $696.80 $608
      5 Hours $871.00 $760
      6 Hours $1,045.20 $912
      7 Hours $1,219.40 $1,064
      8 Hours $1,393.60 $1,216
      9 Hours $1,567.80 $1,368
      10 Hours $1,742.00 $1,520
      11 Hours $1,916.20 $1,672
      12 Hours $2,090.40 $1,824
      13 Hours $2,264.60 $1,976
      14 Hours $2,438.80 $2,128
      15 Hours $2,613.00 $2,280
      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 1 Hour
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $174.20
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $152

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 2 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $348.40
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $304

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 3 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $522.60
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $456

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 4 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $696.80
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $608

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 5 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $871.00
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $760

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 6 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,045.20
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $912

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 7 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,219.40
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,064

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 8 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,393.60
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,216

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 9 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,567.80
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,368

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 10 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,742.00
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,520

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 11 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,916.20
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,672

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 12 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,090.40
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,824

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 13 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,264.60
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,976

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 14 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,438.80
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $2,128

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 15 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,613.00
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $2,280

      UWG Zell Miller Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2015-16

      IF YOU ARE TAKING: YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:
      1 Hour $174.20
      2 Hours $348.40
      3 Hours $522.60
      4 Hours $696.80
      5 Hours $871.00
      6 Hours $1,045.20
      7 Hours $1,219.40
      8 Hours $1,393.60
      9 Hours $1,567.80
      10 Hours $1,742.00
      11 Hours $1,916.20
      12 Hours $2,090.40
      13 Hours $2,264.60
      14 Hours $2,438.80
      15 Hours $2,613.00
      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 1 Hour
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $174.20

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 2 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $348.40

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 3 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $522.60

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 4 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $696.80

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 5 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $871.00

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 6 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,045.20

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 7 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,219.40

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 8 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,393.60

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 9 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,567.80

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 10 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,742.00

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 11 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,916.20

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 12 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,090.40

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 13 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,264.60

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 14 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,438.80

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 15 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,613.00

      HOPE and Zell Miller Award Amounts

      2016-2017 (Fall 2016 - Summer 2017)

       

      UWG HOPE Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2016-17

      IF YOU ARE TAKING: YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS: HOPE WILL PAY:
      1 Hour $174.20 $152
      2 Hours $348.40 $304
      3 Hours $522.60 $456
      4 Hours $696.80 $608
      5 Hours $871.00 $760
      6 Hours $1,045.20 $912
      7 Hours $1,219.40 $1,064
      8 Hours $1,393.60 $1,216
      9 Hours $1,567.80 $1,368
      10 Hours $1,742.00 $1,520
      11 Hours $1,916.20 $1,672
      12 Hours $2,090.40 $1,824
      13 Hours $2,264.60 $1,976
      14 Hours $2,438.80 $2,128
      15 Hours $2,613.00 $2,280
      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 1 Hour
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $174.20
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $152

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 2 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $348.40
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $304

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 3 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $522.60
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $456

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 4 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $696.80
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $608

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 5 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $871.00
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $760

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 6 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,045.20
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $912

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 7 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,219.40
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,064

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 8 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,393.60
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,216

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 9 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,567.80
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,368

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 10 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,742.00
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,520

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 11 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,916.20
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,672

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 12 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,090.40
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,824

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 13 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,264.60
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $1,976

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 14 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,438.80
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $2,128

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 15 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,613.00
        HOPE WILL PAY:: $2,280

      UWG Zell Miller Scholarship Award Amounts Aid Year 2016-17

      IF YOU ARE TAKING: YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:
      1 Hour $174.20
      2 Hours $348.40
      3 Hours $522.60
      4 Hours $696.80
      5 Hours $871.00
      6 Hours $1,045.20
      7 Hours $1,219.40
      8 Hours $1,393.60
      9 Hours $1,567.80
      10 Hours $1,742.00
      11 Hours $1,916.20
      12 Hours $2,090.40
      13 Hours $2,264.60
      14 Hours $2,438.80
      15 Hours $2,613.00
      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 1 Hour
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $174.20

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 2 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $348.40

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 3 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $522.60

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 4 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $696.80

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 5 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $871.00

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 6 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,045.20

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 7 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,219.40

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 8 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,393.60

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 9 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,567.80

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 10 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,742.00

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 11 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $1,916.20

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 12 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,090.40

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 13 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,264.60

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 14 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,438.80

      • IF YOU ARE TAKING:: 15 Hours
        YOUR TUITION COST BEFORE HOPE IS:: $2,613.00

       

    • Eligibility

      Checkpoints

      eligibility-checkpoints

      How is Eligibility Determined?

      What is a HOPE GPA?

      Your initial eligibility is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission** based on your high school HOPE GPA. However, after your first term of enrollment in college, your eligibility for HOPE or Zell Miller depends on your college HOPE GPA.This is not necessarily the same as your GPA on WolfWatch! All the grades you earn from all colleges after high school graduation (your dual enrollment classes will not be included), except for grades of W, S, U, and I, are used to calculate your HOPE GPA.

      What is an Attempted Hour?

      Attempted Hours are used to determine your HOPE checkpoints, NOT your HOPE GPA. If you begin the class, it will count as attempted hours, even if you withdraw from it. Classes taken prior to high school graduation (such as dual enrollment) do NOT count as Attempted Hours. Classes taken at other colleges will also count as Attempted Hours. You can find your Attempted Hours and HOPE GPA by logging into Banweb and viewing the "HOPE Eligibility Status" tool.

      Hope Requirements

    • Move on When Ready

      The Move on When Ready program offers funding for high school students that are enrolled in college courses. Further information about utilizing the Move on When Ready program and the costs associated with dual enrollment can be obtained by contacting April Wood at awood@westga.edu in the Office of New Student Programs.

    • Resources

      HOPE Program Regulations: http://gsfc.georgia.gov/regulations-2015-2016

      GA College 411: www.gacollege411.org

      * Two other state programs offered are the HERO Scholarship and Public Safety Grant. These are limited to specific students through an additional application process, based on Georgia National Guard or Georgia Public Safety involvement. More information available at www.gacollege411.org. The HOPE Grant and Zell Miller Grant are not offered at UWG.

      ** The Georgia Student Finance Commission determines high school student eligibility from the student's GPA, fulfillment of academic rigor requirements, and achievement of test scores. UWG only determines that the student is an eligible US citizen and GA resident, and that the application requirement in met. Questions or issues regarding high school graduate eligibility should be directed to 1-800-505-4732 (GSFC).

      *** Academic Rigor Requirements and their fulfillment are determined solely by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. For more information about rigor requirements, please view page 10 of the HOPE Scholarship Regulations. Rigor requirements do not need to be met if seeking to gain HOPE Scholarship AFTER high school graduation for the first time.

  • Pell Grant

    The Federal Pell Grant is awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. It is available to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Eligibility is determined by the 'expected family contribution' (EFC), which is calculated when the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is filed. Amounts can change annually, but the maximum award amount for the 2015-2016 aid year is $5,775. The maximum award amount for the 2016-2017 aid year is $5,815. The amount you are awarded depends on your financial need, your cost of attendance (determined by the institution), your status as either a full-time or part-time student, and whether you attend a full academic year or less. You may not receive the Federal Pell Grant from more than school at a time.

    • You must enroll in at least 12 hours to receive your maximum amount of funds for the Pell Grant
    • Your Pell Grant amount will reduce if you enroll in less than 12 credit hours
    • The Department of Education requires that the Financial Aid Office set a 'freeze date', after which your Pell Grant cannot be increased due to changes in your schedule
    • Pell Grant funds will be calculated based on hours recorded at the enrollment 'freeze date'. UWG's 'freeze date' is typically the last day of Drop/Add for the semester. For dates and deadlines, check out The Scoop.
    • If you enroll in less than 12 hours in the fall or spring semester, you may receive the remainder of your Pell Grant eligibility in the summer semester, provided you are still eligible for financial aid.
      • If you enroll full-time (12 hours or more) for fall and spring, you will not have any Pell Grant eligibility remaining for the summer semester

    Pell Lifetime Eligibility Usage

    The Department of Education has established lifetime limits for Pell Grant funding. A student is not eligible for more than 600% (approximately 6 years) of Pell Grant funding. Once this limit has been reached, you will no longer receive Pell funding. Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (Pell LEU) can be checked online through the National Student Loan Data System by signing in.

  • Scholarships

    Scholarship Application

    Please visit the University of West Georgia's Scholarship Search website to search for and apply for scholarships through UWG. In order to apply for scholarships at the University of West Georgia, you need to have been admitted through the Admissions Office as an incoming freshmen/transfer student OR you will need to already be an enrolled student to apply for scholarships as a current student. However, you are welcome to search scholarship opportunities through this site for information purposes. Some of our scholarships are considered "need-based" and you will need to complete a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for these scholarships. 

    Departmental Scholarships

    Each department keeps a list of the scholarships they offer. To learn more about Departmental Scholarships, you will need to visit the department's website.

    Private Scholarships

    Private scholarships are scholarships offered outside of UWG. You can find private scholarships by:

    • Checking with any group, organization, church, community, etc. that you may be a member of to see if they offer any scholarships
    • Asking your parent's or spouse's employer to see if they offer scholarships you may qualify for
    • Using scholarship search engines search as: www.fastweb.com or https://www.scholarships.com/.
  • Federal Student Loans

    Federal Student Loan Types & Repayment Options

     
    ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS Subsidized Total (subsidized and unsubsidized)
    Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent did not apply for or was approved for a Parent PLUS Loan)
    Freshman $3,500 $5,500
    Sophomore $4,500 $6,500
    Junior and higher $5,500 $7,500
    Independent Undergraduates & Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent was denied for a Parent PLUS Loan)
    Freshman $3,500 $9,500
    Sophomore $4,500 $10,500
    Junior and higher $5,500 $12,500
    Graduate Students (Master's, Specialist, Doctoral only. Certificate programs are considered undergraduate.)
    All years Not eligible $20,500
    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent did not apply for or was approved for a Parent PLUS Loan)

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Freshman
      Subsidized: $3,500
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $5,500

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Sophomore
      Subsidized: $4,500
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $6,500

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Junior and higher
      Subsidized: $5,500
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $7,500

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Independent Undergraduates & Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent was denied for a Parent PLUS Loan)

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Freshman
      Subsidized: $3,500
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $9,500

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Sophomore
      Subsidized: $4,500
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $10,500

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Junior and higher
      Subsidized: $5,500
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $12,500

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Graduate Students (Master's, Specialist, Doctoral only. Certificate programs are considered undergraduate.)

    • ANNUAL LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: All years
      Subsidized: Not eligible
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $20,500

     

    AGGREGATE LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS Subsidized Total (subsidized and unsubsidized)
    Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent did not apply for or was approved for a Parent PLUS Loan) $23,000 $31,000
    Independent Undergraduates & Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent was denied for a Parent PLUS Loan) $23,000 $57,500
    Graduate Students (Master's, Specialist, Doctoral only. Certificate programs are considered undergraduate.) $65,000 $138,500
    • AGGREGATE LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent did not apply for or was approved for a Parent PLUS Loan)
      Subsidized: $23,000
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $31,000

    • AGGREGATE LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Independent Undergraduates & Dependent Undergraduates (whose parent was denied for a Parent PLUS Loan)
      Subsidized: $23,000
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $57,500

    • AGGREGATE LIMITS FOR SUB/UNSUB LOANS: Graduate Students (Master's, Specialist, Doctoral only. Certificate programs are considered undergraduate.)
      Subsidized: $65,000
      Total (subsidized and unsubsidized): $138,500

    • Subsidized Loan
    • Unsubsidized Loan
    • Parents PLUS Loan
    • Graduate PLUS Loan
    • Repayment Options
    • Subsidized Loan

      This loan program allows you to borrow directly from the government at a low interest rate if you have financial need and are attending at least half-time (6 hours or more for undergraduates). No repayment is due and no interest accrues until 6 months after you graduate, leave school, or cease to be enrolled half-time. Graduate students are not eligible for subsidized student loans. 

      Loans disbursed between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 have a fixed interest rate of 4.29%. The rate is subject to change each year. Origination fees are deducted from the original loan amount that you accept. The current origination fee is 1.068%. As a first time borrower at UWG, you will be required to complete a Loan Entrance Counseling Session and an electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN). Both of these requirements can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov by signing in with your PIN. You will also be required to complete an Exit Counseling Session if you graduate, transfer to another school, withdraw from school, or drop below half-time.

    • Unsubsidized Loan

      This loan program allows you to borrow directly from the government at a low interest rate if you are attending at least half-time (6 credit hours or more for undergraduates, 5 hours or more for regular graduate students). No repayment is due on the loan until 6 months after you graduate, leave school, or cease to be enrolled half-time. Interest begins to accrue while you are in school.

      For undergraduate students, loans disbursed between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 have a fixed interest rate of 4.29%.
      For graduate students, loans disbursed between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 have a fixed interest rate of 5.84%.
      It is strongly recommended that you pay the accruing interest while you are in school. Origination fees are deducted from the original loan amount that you accept. The current origination fee is 1.068%. 

    • Parents PLUS Loan

      This loan is available to parents of dependent undergraduate students, regardless of financial need. The loan requires a separate application and is approved based on the parents' credit history. For instructions on applying for a Parent PLUS Loan, please use the Parent PLUS Loan Application Instruction Sheet.

      The current interest rate is fixed at 6.84% for loans disbursed between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The interest rate is subject to change each year. The interest begins to accrue the day the loan is disbursed and repayment begins within 60 days, with a minimum monthly payment of $50. You may request a deferment on the loan while your student is enrolled at least half-time. If the loan is deferred, interest will accrue during the deferment. You may choose to pay the accrued interest or allow the interest to capitalize when the deferment period ends. Origination fees are deducted from the original loan amount that you accept. The current origination fee is 4.272%. 

      A Master Promissory Note (MPN) must be completed online at www.studentloans.gov by the borrower to receive the loan. This is a separate Master Promissory Note than what is completed by the student. In order for the parent to receive the over-payment (refund) of this loan, they must make a special request to the Bursar's Office (Aycock Hall). Without this request, the over-payment funds (refund) will be issued directly to the student.

    • Graduate PLUS Loan

      This loan program allows regular graduate students (pursuing a graduate or professional degree) to borrow an amount up to the cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid, regardless of need. The loan is approved based on the student's credit history. Students must first borrow the annual maximum amounts allowed under the unsubsidized loan program before submitting a Graduate PLUS Loan Application. The Graduate PLUS Loan application must be completed online at: www.studentloans.gov. The Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility after your approved application is received. 

      The current fixed interest rate is 6.84% for loans disbursed between July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The interest rate is subject to change each year. Interest begins to accrue the day the loan is disbursed. No repayment is due on the loan while you are enrolled at least half-time. You may choose to pay the accrued interest or allow the interest to capitalize when the deferment period ends. Origination fees are deducted from the original loan amount that you accept. The current origination fee is 4.272%.

      A separate Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling Session must be completed online at www.studentloans.gov by the student to receive the loan.

    • Repyament Options

      Most federal student loans have a grace period before you enter repayment of six months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment. Interest does accrue during your grace period for unsubsidized student loans.

      • Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans have a six-month grace period before payments are due.
      • PLUS Loans (Parent and Graduate) have no grace period, but they may be eligible for a deferment. You will want to check into this option when considering applying for a PLUS Loan.

      The U.S. Department of Education uses several loan services to handle the billing for all Direct Loans. Your federal loan servicer will contact you prior to your grace period. Please do not ignore the messages from your servicer. They will be providing valuable information regarding your account and repayment. Once you have selected your repayment plan, you will make payments to your loan servicer. For more information on repayment of federal student loans, please click here.

      The Department of Education offers a "Repayment Estimator" that allows you to get an early look at which repayment plans you may be eligible for. It also allows you to see estimates of how much you would pay monthly and overall for your federal student loans. *Private student loans are not included in the Repayment Estimator.*

      Direct Loan Repayment Plans

      The Department of Education currently offers 7 different repayment plan options (listed below). To compare each of these plans, please click here.

      If you have multiple federal student loans, you can consolidate those loans into a single Direct Consolidation Loan. This could simplify repayment if you are making separate loan payments to different loan servicers, as you would only have one monthly payment to make. You will want to consider the advantages and disadvantages before consolidating.

       
  • Private Student Loans

    Private student loans are structured similar to Federal Direct Loans and offer competitive interest rates based on credit. Repayment options are similar to Federal Direct Loans and offer extended repayment terms of 15 to 20 years. Due to higher interest rates, guarantee fees, and extended repayment options, private student loans can cost the student more than Federal Direct Loans. Private student loans will also increase a student's overall debt, making it difficult to manage repayment of student loans and could adversely affect the student's future credit rating.

    Eligibility

    When certifying and determining your eligibility for a private student loan, any eligibility (offered or accepted) for federal, state, or institutional financial aid is subtracted from your cost of attendance. The private loan amount requested may not exceed the remaining cost of attendance:

    Cost of Attendance  -  Eligibility for Other Financial Aid  =  Private Loan Eligibility

    Example: Student applies for a private student loan for $18,000. Your 'cost of attendance' (determined by UWG) is $21,000. Your eligibility (does not indicate amount accepted) for all other financial aid is $10,000. We can only certify your private student loan for up to $11,000. 

    Common Lenders

    The table below is designed to assist students in identifying private student loans that are available to student at UWG. Students should proceed with caution when accessing private student loan opportunities. While we have provided a list of borrowers, this does not mean that you cannot borrow from other sources. We will certify loans that are not offered on our list and you are not required to select a borrower from the list provided below. 

    The UWG Financial Aid Office has looked at the following 5 criteria points before including the lenders on the list: 
    1. Eligibility of international students
    2. Eligibility if a student is less than 1/2 time*
    3. Lender providing a co-borrower release process
    4. Eligibility for students not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)*
    5. Lender providing deferred payment options to enrolled students

    *Note: UWG is required to reject loan requests for students who have not met the academic conditions that are specified by the lender. The acceptance of the application by a lender does not guarantee eligibility for a loan.

    Lender Contact Info. Website Requires
    SAP
    Requires
    1/2 time
    Eligibility of
    International Students
    Co-Borrower
    Release
    Deferred Payment Option
    Discover Student Loans
    1.877.728.3030
    www.discover.com/student-loans Yes Yes Not eligible Does not offer Yes, if enrolled 1/2 time
    Sallie Mae
    1.800.695.3317
    www.salliemae.com No No Eligible with a U.S. citizen co-borrower Offers Yes
    SunTrust
    1.866.232.3889
    www.suntrusteducation.com No Yes Not eligible Offers Yes
    Union Federal
    1.866.513.8445
    www.ufpsl.com No Yes Eligible with a U.S. citizen co-borrower Offers Yes
    Wells Fargo
    1.800.658.3567
    www.wellsfargo.com/student No No Eligible with a U.S. citizen co-borrower Offers Yes


    Each lender has its own methods for determining repayment options and interest rates, but applying for several private loans can also impact your credit score, so it is important to shop responsibly! For more information about responsible private loan shopping and how private loan applications can impact your credit, please visit: http://www.myfico.com/crediteducation/creditchecks/inquiries.aspx

  • Graduate Students

    Graduate Students Financial Aid Application Process

    FAFSA Application Deadline
    Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to the Department of Education Central Processor by
    July 1st to insure awarding of funds by Fall Fee Payment Deadline.
         

    STEP ONE

    Obtain your U.S. Department of Education PIN (Used to electronically sign the FAFSA).

    To obtain your secure PIN, click here.

    STEP TWO

    Complete and Submit the FAFSA.

    Note:  When filling out information on FAFSA enter name and social security number exactly as printed on your Social Security Card.

    To begin filling out the FAFSA, click here.

    University of West Georgia's Federal School Code is 001601.

    STEP THREE

    If requested, submit supporting documentation to the Office of Financial Aid.

    Immediately after receiving email:

    • Student (and spouse signed 2009 Federal Tax Return(s)
    • W-2 Form(s)
    • Other documents as requested (e.g., verification worksheet)

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for federal aid, a student must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen of the United States with a valid social security number.  In general, students must be degree seeking and be enrolled at least on a half-time basis.  Additionally, students may not owe a refund on a federal student grant nor be in default on a federal student loan.

    Certification Students
    Students enrolled in programs leading to teacher certification may be eligible for financial aid. Certification students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility under federal guidelines.

    Provisional Graduate Students
    A person failing to meet one or more of the standards required for admission as a regular graduate student may be eligible for admission under conditions specified at the time of admission by the appropriate department chair or program director and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.
    For more information on provisional student status please see the Graduate Catalog pg. 53: http://www.westga.edu/assets/docs/Grad-current.pdf.

    • Provisional students must be enrolled in at least 6 hours each semester to receive financial aid, but may only receive financial aid for a maximum of 3 semesters with a Provisional status..
    • Provisional students are not eligible for HOPE Teacher Scholarship.
    • Provisional students may borrow up to $5500 in loans.  Additional funds may be available upon written request by submitting an Award Change Request form.

    Regular Graduate Students
    A student who has a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all work taken at all colleges/universities, satisfactory scores on the appropriate admission test, the recommendation of the department or program concerned, and who has completed all prerequisites required for admission into the proposed field of specialization satisfies minimal regular admission standards for the Graduate School.

    • Regular students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours each semester to receive financial aid.
    • Regular students are eligible for HOPE Teacher Scholarship.
    • Regular students may borrow up to $8500 in loans. Additional funds may be available upon request by submitting an Award Change Request form.

    Fellowships & Scholarships
    Graduate students receive consideration for fellowships or scholarship aid from their University department or school. Questions regarding fellowships or scholarships should be directed to the academic department. For more information regarding these scholarships click here.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress
    Financial Aid recipients also must meet minimum Standards of Academic Progress in order to qualify for assistance. Satisfactory Academic Progress in outlined in detail on the Financial Aid website.

    Withdrawing Policy
    Students who withdraw from the University during a semester are subject to the University’s Withdrawal Policy which may result in an adjustment to University charges and/or financial aid credits.

    Veterans
    Are you a veteran who needs Veterans Information?


    Types of Aid

      Federal Loans  | Private Loans | **Hope Teacher Scholarship Loan | Scholarships | Vocational Rehabilitation

    **NOTE:  Due to state budget issues, the HOPE Teacher Scholarship Loan program may not be funded for 2010-2011.


    You Should Know

    Rights & Responsibilities  |  Payment of Fees
    Refund Policy  |  Employment Academic Progress

  • Veterans Information

    Many areas of assistance are available, but to be able to find exactly what that might be can be difficult. A few of the programs available are shown below for you to review. This information provides contact information as well as web sites should you have any questions on qualifications or applications for the programs.

    The Enrollment Services Center is located in Parker Hall, University of West Georgia, completes enrollment certification for students enrolling under any of the Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs. Some veteran benefits are available to qualified veterans and children of deceased veterans.

    Waiver of Fees
    The Waiver of Mandatory Fees are for U.S. Military Reserve and Georgia National Guard Combat Veterans who are Georgia residents and served in a combat zone on or after September 11, 2001 and:

    • served in a combat zone for at least 181 consecutive days since September 11, 2001; or
    • received full disability as a result of injuries suffered in combat during that time; or
    • were evacuated from a combat zone due to severe injuries suffered during any time while on active duty.

    All mandatory fees charged by University Systems of Georgia institutions will be included. The waiver will not apply to housing, food service, any other elective fee, special fees or other user fees and charges (e.g., application fees).

    Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB)
    The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This education benefit may be used for certificate and degree programs here at UWG. Deficiency, remedial and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Benefits are payable for up to 10 years following the release from active duty. This program is known as Chapter 30. For additional information, go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/ or contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

    Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
    The MGIB-SR program may be available to soldiers who are members of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, the Air National Guard and the Army national Guard. This educational benefit can be used for degree and certificate programs here at UWG. Deficiency, remedial and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. This program is known as Chapter 1606. For additional information go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/ or contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

    Vocational Rehabilitation (VocRehab)
    Soldiers are entitled to vocational rehabilitation services and benefits if they meet all of the following conditions:

    1. The soldier has a compensable disability as a result of active service during or after WWII;
    2. The soldier has been or will be released, discharged, or retired from service under honorable conditions;
    3. The Veterans Administration determines that the soldier needs rehabilitation services because the soldier has an employment handicap,
    4. The soldier's period of eligibility has not expired.

    Even if a soldier does not meet the criteria above, the soldier may still be eligible under certain circumstances to receive services to assist them to find and adjust to employment. This program is known as Chapter 31.

    Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
    The DEA program provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled due to a service-related condition. This educational program offers up to 45 months of educational benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs here at UWG. Deficiency, remedial and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. This program is commonly known as Chapter 35. For additional information go to http://www.gibill.va.gov/or contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

    Tuition Assistance Program
    The Tuition Assistance Program (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty educational programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. All Active Duty Soldiers (officers, warrant officers, enlisted) are authorized to participate in the TA program through the GoArmyEd portal (subject to qualifying criteria). This includes members of the Active Guard Reserve, as well as Reserve Component Soldiers who are activated under U.S. Code Title 10 or Title 32.

    TA is available to all Army components. However, TA is funded separately for the Regular Army, the Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard. Each of these components has it's own procedures for obtaining TA. Activated Reserve Component Soldiers and the Active Guard Reserve receive TA and other educational support from Regular Army (Active Duty) resources and should use the GoArmyEd portal to access TA. Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers in drilling status do not access TA through the GoArmyEd portal and should refer to the following Web sites for information on obtaining TA:

    Active and Reserve Soldiers TA Portal site is: https://www.goarmyed.com/

    Non-Army service members must obtain TA through their own Service. This policy has been mutually agreed upon by all Services.

    Veterans Upward Bound Program
    Veterans Upward Bound is a free U.S. Department of Education program designed to help veterans refresh academic skills and give confidence to successfully complete choices of college degrees. For additional information, contact the U.S. Department of Education at http://www.ed.gov/.

    Licensing and Certification Test Reimbursement
    You may receive reimbursement for approved licensing and certification tests if you qualify for:

    1. Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), or
    2. Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR) (Public Law 109-163 enacted January 6, 2006), or
    3. Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) (Public Law 109-163 enacted January 6, 2006), or
    4. Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)

    Approved Tests are:

    • SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
    • LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
    • GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
    • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
    • AP (Advanced Placement Exam)
    • CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
    • ACT (American College Testing Program)

    To find other tests that are approved, or for additional information on how to apply for reimbursement, visit the VA website at http://www.GIBILL.va.gov/Education/LCweb/search.asp or call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

    Georgia's HERO Scholarship
    https://secure.gacollege411.org/
    The HERO Scholarship was created to recognize and reward the service of veterans in the Georgia National Guard and the U.S. Military Reserves who have served in a combat zone. Children and surviving spouses are also eligible to receive the scholarship. Recipients may receive up to $2,000 per award year, and the maximum of $8,000 for a total of four award years from any of the following categories:

    Eligibility Requirements
    Scholarship recipients must meet all of the specific requirements for one of the four following categories of students and the general student eligibility requirements.

    Category A

    1. Student must be a soldier in the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Reserves
    2. Completed 181 consecutive days of active duty on or after May 3, 2005 in a combat zone.

    Category B

    1. Student must be the biological child, adoptive child, or legal ward of veteran
    2. Veteran has completed 181 consecutive days of active duty on or after May 3, 2005 in a combat zone
    3. Student must be 25 or younger during the tour in the combat zone
    4. Child must have been born before their parent's combat tour or within 9 months of the start of the tour.

    Category C

    1. Student must be the biological child, adoptive child, or legal ward of veteran who was killed or received 100 percent disability from combat injuries in a combat zone
    2. Student must be 25 or younger during the tour in the combat zone
    3. Parent must have been deployed overseas, on or after May 3, 2005 in a combat zone
    4. There are no minimum days required for Category C.

    Category D

    1. Be a surviving spouse of a veteran of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Reserves who was killed in a combat zone or died from combat injuries received in a combat zone
    2. The soldier must have been deployed overseas on or after May 3, 2005 in a combat zone
    3. The surviving spouse must file an application for the initial Georgia HERO scholarship prior to July 1, 2009 or no later than 2 calendar years following the death of the veteran, whichever is later
    4. No award can be issued later than 6 calendar years after the initial award was issued.

    For more information about the HERO Scholarship, including full program regulations and to download an application, please visit the GACollege411.org website. click on the HERO link in the "For Students" section near the center of the homepage.

    Georgia National Guard Service Cancelable Educational Loan Program
    The Georgia National Guard Service Cancelable Loan Program is funded by the State Legislature and is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Authority. The program was created to provide financial assistance toward the cost of attendance at a Georgia public or private college, technical college or university located in the state. The program is for eligible members of the Georgia National Guard. The funds can be repaid through service cancellation.

    Award
    Service Loans are available each academic year. This loan will cover resident tuition for all courses for which resident tuition is charged. Other non-repayable aid that covers resident tuition will be subtracted from the resident tuition and the Georgia National Guard award will cover the remaining resident tuition owed. Payment of all fees, special course fees, student activity and facility fees, assessment fees and others are the responsibility of the student. The maximum a student can receive per semester for 2007-2008 is $2,248 and per quarter is $1,434. The interest rate is 8%.

    Eligibility Requirements
    The student must be:

    1. A legal resident of Georgia and in good military standing in the Georgia National Guard
    2. Enrolled at least half-time in college seeking an undergraduate degree
    3. Have not received a baccalaureate degree
    4. Not owe a refund on any Title IV program
    5. Attending an eligible college, university, or technical college within the State of Georgia
    6. Maintain satisfactory academic progress as required by Title IV
    7. Not be in default on a title IV or State of Georgia educational loan
    8. Enrolled at least half-time as determined by the institution
    9. Not be receiving loan assistance for more than five academic years of study and not be an Audit or transient student

    For more information about this service cancelable loan, including full program regulations and to download an application, please visit the GACollege411.org website or call the Georgia Student Finance Authority at 1-800-776-4732 or in Atlanta at 770-724-9000.

    Military Scholarship Information
    Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship
    http://www.horatioalger.com/

    General Emmett Paige Scholarship
    http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships

    CSM Robert W. Elkey Award
    http://www.armyengineer.com/Scholarships.htm

    Vice Adm. Jerry O. Tuttle (Ret.) and Mrs. Barbara A. Tuttle
    http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships

    Veterans of Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom Scholarship
    http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/war-veterans

    Veterans Education Fund
    http://www.veteransfund.org/veteran_scholarships.php

    Henry J. Reilly Memorial Scholarship for College Attendees
    http://www.roa.org/

    Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship
    http://www.ausa.org/

    Women Marines Association Scholarship Program
    http://www.womenmarines.org/scholarships.php

    Women's Overseas Service League Scholarships for Women
    http://www.wosl.org/scholarships.htm

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
    http://www.marine-scholars.org/

    ThanksUSA Scholarship Program
    http://www.thanksusa.org/

    Georgia HERO Scholarship Program
    https://secure.gacollege411.org/

    Wounded Warrior Scholarship
    http://www.sentinelsoffreedom.org/

    Army National Guard Scholarships
    http://www.nationalguard.com/tools/guard-scholarships

    NAVUBPP Scholarship
    http://www.navub.org/Scholarship-Information.html

  • Military Scholarships

    Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship

    Contact:
    The Horatio Alger Association
    99 Canal center Plaza
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Phone: 703-684-9444
    Fax: 703-684-9445

    Deadline: October 30

    Requirements:

    • Be a veteran of OEF in Afghanistan or OIF and be a recipient of one of the following campaign medals: Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign medal, or Global war on terrorism Expeditionary medal (awarded for service in Afghanistan or Iraq only).
    • Prove honorable service record under the US Military.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
    • No more than 6-0 cumulative semester/credit hours by the end of the Spring 2007 term.
    • Refer to http://www.horatioalger.com.

    General Emmett Paige Scholarship

    Contact:
    Armed Forces communications and Electronics Association
    AFCEA Educational Foundation
    4400 Fair Lakes Court
    Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
    Phone: 703-631-6149 or 800-336-4583 ext. 6149

    Award: $2,000

    Deadline: February

    Requirements:

    • For veterans, active duty, their spouses or dependents currently enrolled full time in an accredited 4 year university or college in the U.S.
    • Veterans entering college as freshmen may apply. Spouses or dependents must be sophomores or juniors.
    • Must be working on a degree in engineering (aerospace, chemical, and computer science) with a GPA or 3.4 or higher.
    • Must provide a copy of discharge form DD214 or Coast Guard I.D. card.
    • Refer to http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships

    CSM Robert W. Elkey Award

    Contact:
    Army Engineer Association
    P.O. Box 30260
    Alexandria, VA 22310-8260
    Phone: 703-428-7084 or 703-428-6043

    Deadline: June

    Requirements:

    • For active and reserve junior enlisted soldiers at the rank of staff sergeant or lower.
    • Must be AEA members interested in additional college training.
    • Refer to http://armyengineer.com/scholarships.htm.

    Vice Adm. Jerry O. Tuttle, USN (Ret.) and Mrs. Barbara A. Tuttle

    Contact:
    Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
    AFCEA Educational Foundation
    4400 Fair Lakes Court
    Fairfax, VA 2203-3899
    Phone: 703-631-6149 or 800-336-4583 ext. 6149

    Award: $2,000

    Deadline: November 1

    Requirements:

    Veterans of Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom Scholarship

    Contact:
    Norma Corrales
    Phone: 703-631-6149 or 800-336-4583 ext. 6149

    Award: $2500

    Deadline: November 1

    Requirements:

    • Enrolled or attending a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the U.S.
    • Applications will be accepted from qualified freshmen, sophomores, juniors and senior undergraduate students enrolled full or part time at the time of the application.
    • Refer to http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/war-veterans for details.

    Henry J. Reilly memorial Scholarship for College Attendees

    Contact:
    Reserves Officers Association of the United States
    One Constitution Avenue N.E.
    Washington, D.C.
    Phone: 202-479-2200 or 800-809-9448 ext. 729
    Email: coliphant@roa.org

    Award: $500

    Deadline: April

    Requirements:

    • Applicants must be active or associate members of the association or their children or grandchildren under the age of 26.
    • Must provide evidence of full time enrollment at an accredited 4 year college or university.
    • Write a 500 word essay on career goals is required with this application process.
    • Check website for more details at http://www.roa.org.

    Joseph P. and Helen T. Cribbins Scholarship

    Contact:
    national Secretary
    2425 Wilson Boulevard
    Arlington, VA 22201
    Phone: 703-841-4300 or 800-336-4570 ext. 631
    Email: ausa-info@ausa.org

    Award: $2,000

    Deadline: June

    Requirements:

    • soldier currently serving in active Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard of any rank.
    • Submit 3 letters of recommendation.
    • Accepted at an accredited college or university on a degree in engineering or a related field.
    • Transcript from college.
    • Refer to http://www.ausa.org for details.

    Women Marines Association Scholarship Program

    Contact:
    Women Marines Association
    P.O. Box 10128
    Moreno Valley, CA 92552
    Email: wma@womenmarines.org

    Award: $1,500

    Deadline: March

    Requirements:

    Women's Overseas Service League Scholarships for Women

    Contact:
    Women's Overseas Service League
    P.O. Box 4124
    Washington, DC 20044-7124

    Award: $500 to $1,000

    Deadline: February

    Requirements:

    • Women committed to military or public service career.
    • Completed 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of post secondary with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • 3 current letters of reference.
    • Submit official transcript.

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    Contact:
    June Hering
    Phone: 800-292-777
    Email: mcsfnj@mcsf.org

    Requirements:

    • GPA is at least 2.0.
    • Registered as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution (scholarship awards are not available for graduate study).
    • Refer to http://www.marine-scholars.org for details.

    ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

    Contact:
    Scholarship America
    c/o Shelle Hintz
    One Scholarship Way
    P.O. Box 297
    Saint Peter, MN 65082
    Phone: 877-849-8727
    Email: shintz@scholarshipamerica.org (response in 2 business days)

    Award: $1,000

    Deadline: April 9 postmark May 18 or until 3,000 applications are received

    Requirements:

    • Dependent children 24 and under.
    • Spouses of active-duty U.S. military service.
    • Refer to http://www.thanksusa.org for details.

    Veterans Education Fund

    Contact:
    Scholarship America - Julie Wilkins
    One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297
    Saint Peter, MN 56082
    Phone: 507-931-1682

    Deadline: See http://www.veteransfund.org/apply.php

    Requirements:

    • Be veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines), Coast Guard, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves.
    • Have served and been deployed for at least 60 days in Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, or be veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq after September 11, 2001, but did not meet the 60-day active service period as a result of a service-related injury or condition incurred while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq.
    • Be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in an undergraduate program of study at any accredited two-year or four-year institution, public or private, including technical schools for the Spring 2008 term. The program may continue past 2008-2009, but we are not considering applications for those not enrolled for Spring, 2008 at this time.
    • Have applied for and accepted all federal, state and institutional need-based grants and all available military educational benefits. The program is open to both US citizens and non-US citizens as long as all other eligibility requirements, including military service, are met.
    • If you are interested in receiving financial aid, and meet the qualifications above, please follow the instructions on our Apply Now page.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits are provided to promote employment possibilities if you are disabled. You may be eligible to receive grants covering tuition, fees, books, and supplies. For further information, contact your nearest Office of Rehabilitation Services, under Georgia State Government, Human Resources Department. Completing a FAFSA is required to determine your eligibility.