Funding/Scholarship Information

UNDERGRADUATE FINANCIAL AID

International Student Scholarships (ISS)
These scholarships are awarded as either a full out-of-state tuition waiver or a one-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 first submit a completed application for admission (see box below) and a completed ISS application by the stated deadline.

Applications for the International Student Scholarship are included in the International Student Undergraduate Application for Admission.

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.

International Transfer Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to international transfer students who have junior or senior standing at the time of transfer. The amount of the award for each scholarship recipient will vary; the maximum possible award will pay for the full tuition cost for one term or for one academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Junior or senior standing at time of transfer.
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA minimum.
  • Declared majors in Philosophy, Psychology, or Early Childhood Education* for primary consideration.
  • Declared majors in Physics, Nursing*, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, English, Chemistry or Biology for secondary consideration.

* For those pursuing Early Childhood Education or Nursing, students must first be accepted into those programs’ cohorts for scholarship consideration.

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.

Athletic Scholarships
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 Georgia College 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 first submit a completed application for admission (see box below) and a completed IGA application by the stated deadline.

Applications for the International Graduate Assistantship are included in the International Student Graduate Application for Admission.

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 Georgia College Office of 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.

HELPFUL HINTS

Here are some helpful hints and links about 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 an EducationUSA Advising Center in your country
  • Search the Internet for possible funding sources. Some useful Web sites:

General Information Links on Financial Aid 


Scholarships through Organizations or Government Programs