The financial aid process may look very different depending on a student’s age, high school graduation date, transfer status , and numerous financial factors. Below you will find various steps involved in the financial aid process. Follow all steps and respond promptly to communications you receive from the Office of Financial Aid.
- Apply for a FSAID. If you are a high school graduate you will need to create an FSAID.This is your ID and password required to complete and sign all federal aid documents such as the FAFSA, Stafford Loan, and PLUS loan documents.If you are a transfer student you will already have an FSAID if you filed the FAFSA in previous years.
- File the FAFSA. All U.S. citizens must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Families that do not qualify for federal aid may chose to waive filing the FAFSA in subsequent years.
- GA residents should file the application for the HOPE and GA Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG). In-state students may qualify for academic scholarships based on their high school GPA and/or SAT scores.
- Create a login for our campus aid management tool, NetPartner. Instructions for doing so can be accessed under the ‘Access My Financial Aid Information‘ link to your left.
- Complete all missing documents listed on your Financial Aid Documents tab in NetPartner. Check back routinely as additional documents may be added as you accept or decline aid.
- Accept or Decline aid in NetPartner. Your aid isn’t final until you accept the aid, or portions of aid, offered to you and you have completed all documents associated with each specific award. Check NetPartner regularly to see if new documents have been requested.