Undergraduate Financial Aid
International Student Scholarships (ISS)
These scholarships are awarded as either a full out-of-state tuition waiver or a half out-of-state tuition waiver, and are awarded on the basis of demonstrated academic ability, evidence of extra-curricular involvement and financial need. To be considered for the ISS, applicants must have on file a completed application for admission and completed ISS application by the stated deadline. Those international students who have not been awarded an ISS prior to attendance at Georgia College can compete once a year for a limited number of available ISSs. Applications for the International Student Scholarship are included in the International Student Undergraduate Application for Admission form.
Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
Students who are admitted by February 1 for fall semester are automatically considered for most academic scholarships. Those students who apply by November 1 are given preference. The selection process is highly competitive.
Students eligible to play on one of the Georgia College intercollegiate athletic teams (tennis, baseball, softball, basketball, golf, or cross country) may qualify for athletic scholarships. Interested students should contact the appropriate athletic coach.
Alumni & Foundation Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students:
Each February currently enrolled students can compete for a limited number of Georgia College scholarships. Students can apply through their PAWS account.
Graduate Financial Aid
International Graduate Assistantships (IGA)
These assistantships waive the out-of-state fees, and are awarded to new incoming students on the basis of demonstrated academic ability, evidence of extracurricular involvement and financial need. International Graduate Assistants are required to work 10 hours per week while school is in session. To be considered for the IGA, applicants must have on file a completed application for admission and completed IGA application by the stated deadline. Applications for the International Graduate Assistantship are included in the International Student Graduate Application for Admission form.
Graduate Assistantships (GA)
Graduate students may apply for regular graduate assistantships through their academic program. Awards can vary by department. Generally graduate assistants are not charged tuition, but must pay fees (including a health insurance fee) of approximately $900 per semester. GAs are required to work between 10 to 20 hours per week and receive a monthly stipend. More information is available on the financial aid webpage.
Alumni & Foundation Scholarships
Each February currently enrolled students can compete for a limited number of Georgia College scholarships. Students can apply through their myCATS account.
Here are some helpful hints and links when it comes to funding your education.
- Plan ahead!
- Secure sufficient funds PRIOR to your arrival to the U.S.
- Keep in mind any government imposed restrictions on the release of funds from your country and the amount of time needed to send money to the U.S.
- Contact your government about educational funding sources /scholarships for study abroad
- Contact a EducationUSA Advising Center in your country
- Search the Internet for possible funding sources. Some useful Web sites:
General Information Links on Financial Aid
- International Education Financial Aid
- ISO Student Health Insurance: Scholarships and Grants
- U.S. Department of State
Scholarships through Organizations or Government Programs