How do I apply for financial aid?
Will my financial aid cover all costs?
In most cases, if a student meets eligibility for federal and state financial aid, he or she will have available funds to cover the costs of his or her program.
What is the FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be filled out annually by current and anticipating college/university students to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid (including Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, and work-study programs).
What is our federal code?
Point's code is 001547.
What is the HOPE Scholarship?
The HOPE Scholarship is Georgia's unique and nationally recognized program for helping its students succeed. Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) is an educational program to reward students who have earned good grades by helping with the expense of continuing their education after they graduate from high school.
Am I eligible for the HOPE Scholarship?
The HOPE Scholarship program is available for students who meet the eligibility requirements. Several factors determine a student’s eligibility; these may be reviewed by visiting www.GACollege411.org
When will my financial aid be disbursed?
An award letter detailing the total amount of financial aid will be provided to the student on or before the date of the orientation event preceding the cohort that he or she intends to join. An exact date for the disbursement of funds will also be provided during orientation as part of the student financial services presentation.
Will my financial aid be affected if I drop a course?
Yes, dropping a course in the Access program will have a major effect on a student’s financial aid. Before dropping a course, the student must meet with both the program director and a representative of the Financial Aid Office.
Will my financial aid be affected if I take extra courses?
Taking additional courses will not have a negative effect on a student’s financial aid, but doing so will increase the student’s tuition statement.
What is a refund?
A refund is a monetary credit that may exist on a student account that is in excess of the total amount owed; refunds are issued to the student in the form of a check.
When and how will I get my refund?
Refunds will not be processed on excess financial aid until the funds
are received by the University from each funding source. Refunds can only
be issued if the financial aid posted exceeds the amount of tuition,
fees and other applicable charges. Federal refunds are issued to
students within 14 days of receipt of funds.
check their CampusVue Student Portal accounts
before calling to ask about a refund
check’s status. When your refund is ready, you will be notified at your
student email address.
Do I have to reapply for financial aid each year? How do I know when to reapply?
Financial aid has to be reapplied for each academic year. The Financial Aid Office will notify you when it is time to reapply.
Who do I call or contact if I have questions about my financial aid?
Contact Student Financial Services at 404-460-2482 or via email