Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Insurance
Graduate assistantship information can be found on the Graduate Assistantship page.
MFA scholarships are available to students on a competitive basis, determined by an MFA faculty committee review, but all current students are eligible to apply for other GC Alumni Scholarships in their first year and second years. Currently, all students on MFA Program assistantships receive at least a $500 MFA scholarship, and several students receive higher scholarships.
Some students choose to seek additional financial support through student loans. GC’s Financial Aid office can provide assistance, and students should contact that office for details.
Professional Travel and Study Abroad
Our MFA students have opportunities to attend the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) national conference. Students who are accepted to present at AWP may apply for professional travel funding from the GC Student Government Association. Also, students may apply for WEIR and WELLS Study Abroad Scholarships that provide support for summer academic programs that students may wish to pursue.
Insurance Info for 2012-2013 Students on graduate assistantship at Georgia College are required to enroll in the student insurance policy, currently offered by United Health Care.
Some students may be able to waive the insurance if they are already on an eligible plan. Please see the UHC web site for information: www.uhcsr.com/gcsu.Note: You must renew your waiver each semester at the United Health Care web site.
How much does the insurance cost? Age 26 and Under
Fall Semester 2012: $474 Spring/Summer Semester 2013: $639
Age 27 and Older
Fall Semester 2012: $628 Spring/Summer Semester 2013: $794
The insurance fee will be added to your GC bill. Payment is due at the time when semester tuition and fees are due.
When does the policy begin? Coverage for fall semester is from August 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Coverage for spring/summer is from January 1, 2013 through July 31, 2013.
How do I enroll and obtain an insurance card? You must create an account by following these steps: (You must enroll on-line EACH semester.)
Step 1: Go to www.uhcsr.com/gcsu
Step 2: Scroll down half-way down the page until you see “If you would like to confirm your enrollment and receive your health insurance card early, please Click Here” and select
Step 3: Scroll down to bottom of the page and select “Enrollment Form”
Step 4: Enter your date of birth and GC student ID number. Your information should then appear and you should complete any other required fields and submit.
Step 5: Go back to the main page and select “Create an Account.” You will be required to input your name, date of birth and email address. Then you will be able to create a password to log in.
Step 6: After creating your account, you will be mailed an insurance card. You can also print one out if you need one more immediately.
NOTE: You must renew your coverage each semester at www.uhcsr.com/gcsu.
Students need to deal directly with United Health Care for questions about their policy, the waiver process, etc. Georgia College only collects premiums as part of the semester billing process.