Financial Aid Deadlines
1st Friday of February – Georgia College Scholarship application for returning students must be submitted. Access application from the financial aid menu within PAWS.
March 1 – FAFSA application must be received by Georgia College Financial Aid Office in order to receive priority consideration.
February – May – Early estimate award notifications will be made by the Georgia College Financial Aid Office. Students will be notified via their PAWS e-mail account when their award is made. Instructions for accessing award information will be included.
Beginning June – Official Award Notifications will be made and students will be notified via e-mail. The Office of Financial Aid will begin processing Parent PLUS loan applications.
July 1 – Student financial aid files must be complete in order to have funds to pay fees by the Fall Semester deadline. Files complete after this date will be processed as time permits, and students will be reimbursed any funds awarded.
Prior to the End of Each Term for the HOPE or ZELL Miller Scholarship - The deadline to be reviewed for Georgia’s HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships is the last day of class for the semester the student is seeking payment from these funds. Students who think they may be eligible for either HOPE or Zell Miller MUST email the Financial Aid Office PRIOR to the last day of the semester they are seeking potential payment from either of these scholarship programs. Please be aware that the GC Financial Aid office makes every effort to identify possible candidates based on academic history but it is the student’s responsibility if they have not been awarded these funds to initiate a review of their eligibility prior to the end of the semester they are seeking payment. This policy is necessary due to imposed state-mandated deadlines for universities to finalize reconciliation of all payments.