University of Georgia Orientation to Financial Information

Student Financial Aid Information
Provided by the
Office of Student Financial Aid
at the
University of Georgia
Office Contact Information
Our address:
220 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
Athens, GA 30602-6114
(It is the big building behind the Arch.)
Telephone (706) 542-6147
Fax (706) 542-8217
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Types of Financial Aid
Scholarships (Including HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarship)
Federal Work Study
Federal Student Loans
Federal Parent Loans
How to Apply for Aid
To apply for federal aid complete the:
Free Application For Federal Student Aid
Save your PIN, and use it next year!
How to Apply for HOPE
Am I required to reapply for HOPE each
If you apply via the FAFSA, the
FAFSA must be completed each
Applying for HOPE continued…
 If you apply for HOPE via,
you do not have to reapply for HOPE
each year…
As Long As You Do Not Have a Prolonged
Break In Enrollment!
We highly encourage all HOPE
eligible students to apply for HOPE
Your Financial Aid Award
 Once your Award has been created, OSFA will
notify you via e-mail
 Your Award will be available for viewing in
How to Access Your Award in OASIS
Sample Award
Pre-accepted Aid Defined
 Any type of gift aid that does not require students to
repay the aid or to work to earn the aid.
Examples: Scholarships
HOPE or Zell
Grants (Federal Pell, FSEOG, etc)
We automatically accept these types of aid for the
Unaccepted Aid Defined
 Non-gift aid that requires student action.
Federal Loans/ Federal Work Study
 These types of non-gift aid are indicated
with a blank line (______) under “Amount
You Accept” on the Award screen.
How to Accept Unaccepted Aid
For each type of aid requiring an action by you, enter
an “AMT YOU ACCEPT”. Enter 0 if you do not wish to
accept this type of aid.
HOPE Scholarship
 What will HOPE pay?
 For the 2011-2012 academic year, it
pays $212.10 per credit hour for up to
15 hours.
 HOPE does not pay for student fees or
Zell Miller Scholarship
 What will the Zell Miller Scholarship pay?
 100% current year, standard rate tuition
 Zell does not pay for student fees or books
Zell Miller Eligibility Requirements
 Must have graduated from an eligible high school in
2007 or later
 High school HOPE GPA of 3.70, and
 Sat score of 1200 or ACT score of 26 in one test
administration; or
 Valedictorian or Salutatorian (must be HOPE eligible)
 **If a student is not eligible out of high school, he
she is NEVER eligible
Test Scores for Zell Miller Scholarship
 Test must be taken in single
 Test must be taken by last day of high
 Exception for class of 2011 who have
until June 30
HOPE Eligibility Checkpoints
 OSFA must check for a 3.0 HOPE GPA at
the 30, 60 and 90 HOPE attempted hour
Students either:
(1) maintain (2) gain or (3) lose HOPE at
these Benchmarks
Spring HOPE Checkpoint
 OSFA must also check for a 3.0 HOPE GPA after
every Spring Semester
 Students either (1) maintain or (2) lose HOPE
eligibility at the Spring checkpoint.
 Students cannot (re)gain HOPE unless Spring is also
their 30, 60 or 90 Benchmark.
Loss of the HOPE Scholarship
 Student can only lose & regain HOPE once during
their academic career
Maintaining the Zell Miller Scholarship
 Must maintain a 3.30 HOPE GPA
 Same GPA calculation, benchmarks, and caps as
 Can only lose & regain Zell once. Students that
have a GPA below a 3.00 at a checkpoint are
considered to have a loss for both HOPE and Zell.
Plus/ Minus & HOPE
Plus/ minuses are not considered
when calculating a student’s
Hard 127 Attempted/ Paid Hour Cap
HOPE & Zell will now only pay up to
127 attempted or paid hours.
Seven Year Limit
 A student who has NOT received HOPE
Scholarship payment prior to Summer 2011 may
receive HOPE until 7 years after his or her high
school graduation date, GED test date, Home Study
Completion date, or date student stopped pursuing
a diploma.
Outside Scholarship Checks
 All outside scholarship checks should be mailed to
 Include student’s full name and last 4 digits of SSN
or full 810 # on the check
Scholarship checks must be
received by OSFA no later than
July 15!
(If you wish to have the check processed in
time to be applied toward Fall 2011 charges)
Scholarship Reporting Form
 Each year many UGA students are awarded
scholarships by private (outside) sources such as
high schools, civic organizations, charitable
foundations, businesses, etc.
 All awards from sources outside UGA must be
reported to OSFA to ensure we have the most
accurate picture of your financial assistance.
How to Access the
Scholarship Reporting Form
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
67% of all the credit hours students attempt at
and transfer to UGA must be successfully completed
and a minimum overall 2.0 GPA maintained in order
to remain eligible for financial aid!
Freshman Loan Limits
Dependent Students
Annual Subsidized/
$3500 Sub or Unsub
based on need +
$2000 Unsub
Total: $5500
See You at the Resource Fair!

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