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Dear Students,

We are pleased that you are interested in studying at Georgia College, Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University. We are aware of your concerns for financing your education and want to assist you in making the appropriate decisions. Our staff's goal is to meet individual needs in a timely, efficient, and equitable manner by providing you with exceptional service and up-to-date information.
http://mycats.gcsu.edu. Once your award eligibility has been determined, you will be sent an e-mail with instructions on how you can view them on our website.

For new and returning students, the majority of communication regarding financial aid will be through e-mail using your University assigned eCats e-mail account. For new students who have not yet been assigned an e-mail account, we will use the e-mail address reported on your admission or financial aid application. We are pleased to be able to offer you immediate access to financial awards over the web at

By completing the federal application process, you will be considered for federal and state aid including the HOPE Scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students and parents may obtain a PIN from the U.S. Department of Education at www.pin.ed.gov, which can be used as an electronic signature. Students whose files are complete by the March 1, 2009, priority date will receive full consideration for federal and state aid programs with limited funding. Students who wish to apply only for the HOPE Scholarship may do so by visiting www.GAcollege411.org.

The most important factor in applying for financial aid is to apply early. Once we have received your application, we will notify you if additional information is needed. Keep in mind that students must be accepted for admission to the University before aid offers are made. The Financial Aid Office at Georgia College has a staff of well-trained counselors available to assist you, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Please visit our website to learn more information, www.gcsu.edu/financialaid

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