Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main application used to apply for federal or state supported financial aid to pay for a college education. 

    **FAFSA Opens October 1st annually for the current senior class.

    The Georgia Student Finance Commission is another helpful resource.

    CSS Profile is a separate financial aid application that is used by nearly 400 colleges, professional schools, and scholarship programs that award non federal aid.

    Check the list of participating colleges to see if the CSS Profile is required to apply for institutional financial aid.

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  • Scholarships can be found everywhere. AVOID SCAMS! You should never pay for help to find money for college.


    College & Universities


    College and Universities represent the largest source of scholarships for students attending college. Scholarships amounts vary! Check the financial aid and scholarship resources posted on the college you would like to attend. 

    • President Scholarships
    • Departmental Scholarships
    • First Generation Scholarships
    • Endowed Scholarships

    Additional Scholarships Resources

    • Community resources (community foundations, civic associations, social and professional clubs, fraternal organizations {e.g., Elks, Moose, Kiwanis, Sertoma}, patriotic and veteran's organizations, local trust funds)
    • Parent's and student's employers
    • Faith-based organizations (churches, temples, mosques, etc.)
    • Extra-curricular organizations (4-H, Boy/Girl Scouts, musicians' organizations, civic theaters, etc.)
    • Volunteer and community service scholarships (nominated through schools and youth organizations)
    • Hospitals or other health service providers 
    • Local businesses
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    Georgia Student Finance Commission

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National Scholarships
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