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MISSION DEDICATION EFFICIENCY TIMELY SERVICE COLLABORATION INITIATIVE

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WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID? Financial aid is money available from federal, state, university, and grants to help students meet college costs. Financial aid helps fill the gap between the cost of attending college and the amount that students and their families can afford to pay. Types of Financial Aid: • Scholarships • Grants (Gift Aid) • Federal Work Study • Federal Direct Loans

Office of Student Financial Aid


Tuition & Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies Transportation Costs Misc. Personal Expenses

COST OF ATTENDANCE Tuition per Semester

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Fees

Housing Costs

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Steps To Completing FAFSA STEP

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Create FSA ID : fsaid.ed.gov

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid : fafsa.ed.gov School Code: 001579

Office of Student Financial Aid


Review Student Aid Report (SAR)

Check your Pounce account or E-mail for additional information.

Accept your Financial Aid Award package. augusta.edu/finaid

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EARLY FAFSA FILING You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. You can file your next aid year’s FAFSA as early as October 1, rather than beginning on January 1, of the next year. You’ll use earlier income and tax information.

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When a Student Is Attending College (School Year)

Submit This FAFSA

When a Student Can Submit a Which Year’s Income FAFSA and Tax Information Is Required

July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018

2017-18

October 1, 2016–June 30, 2018

2015

July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019

2018-19

October 1, 2017–June 30, 2019

2016

July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020

2019-20

October 1, 2018-June 30,2020

2017

July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

2020-21

October 1, 2019-June 20, 2021

2018

Office of Student Financial Aid


SUMMER TERM • Summer semester consists of multiple terms, award amounts and disbursement dates can vary depending on the course schedule you select. • Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine the following: • Amount of your Financial Aid award • When funds will pay your bill

• Contact the Business Office for Summer refund date (if due)

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SCHOLARSHIPS

GRANTS

may be based on merit, need, talent or a combination of factors, and they do not require repayment.

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HOW TO APPLY

The Scholarship Application is submitted through Academic Works. Can also complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or GSFAPPS.

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are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not require repayment.

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Zell Miller Scholarship

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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HOPE Scholarship

• Eligible Georgia residents • Graduated from a HOPE-approved High School • At least a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)

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HOW TO APPLY

• Eligible Georgia residents • Graduating high school seniors • At least a 3.7 GPA, as well as at least a 1200 SAT combined Reading and Math Score or 26 ACT score. • While in college, Zell Miller recipients must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA

GRANT TYPES • Federal Pell Grant • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) • TEACH Grant

**Contact Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

Office of Student Financial Aid


FEDERAL WORK STUDY

LOANS

promotes the part-time employment of students who demonstrate financial need in accordance with federal guidelines.

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HOW TO APPLY

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Allow up to 5 to 7 days for processing. Remember to list Augusta University (School Code 001579) as your institutions of choice.

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are available through private sources, federal and state government and the institution and must be repaid.

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HOW TO APPLY Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Allow up to 5 to 7 days for processing. Remember to list Augusta University (School Code 001579) as your institutions of choice.

FIND EMPLOYMENT augusta.edu/careerservices

***Contact Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

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LOAN TYPES Georgia Student Access Loan Direct Loan PLUS Loans Alternative Loans

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ACCEPTING/DECLINING AWARD LETTERS Grants & Scholarships are automatically accepted. Login to “POUNCE” to “Accept” or “Decline” LOAN awards and Federal Work Study. **If you are accepting Federal Loans, please visit studentloans.gov to complete Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note.

VERIFICATION Ensures the information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is accurate.

Possible Reasons for Verification: • • • •

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Random selection by processor Incomplete information on FAFSA Estimated information on FAFSA Inconsistent information on FAFSA

**Important to note that additional documentation may be requested to complete the verification process. The Office of Student Financial Aid will notify the student via Pounce and/or email.

Office of Student Financial Aid


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) All students receiving Federal Title IV (federal) and state aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Must maintain 2 components to remain eligible for Financial Aid: 1. Pace: 67% Completion Rate 2. GPA: At least 2.00 GPA Statuses if SAP does not meet standards: 1. Warning: First time not meeting standards. **May receive aid for ONE semester under this status. 2. Termination: Below standards. Not eligible for financial aid. ***Contact Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

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Repeat Coursework Policy Repeated courses now count toward a student’s enrollment status possibly changing eligibility for federal aid based on enrollment criteria. Semester

Course

Spring 2017

ENG 1101 D

Fall 2016

Grade Pass/Fail FA Status

ENG 1101 F

Summer 2017 ENG 1101 D Fall 2017

ENG 1101

Fail

Eligible

Pass

Eligible

Pass

Eligible Not Eligible

Financial Aid can pay a student for only ONE retake of any previously passed course. If student does not pass a course, may continue to receive aid for each attempt. ***Contact Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

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Move On When Ready Students

Military Students Transient Students • May qualify for Veterans Benefits and other • Augusta University Students going military tuition assistance programs. elsewhere must submit Statement of Intent for Consortium Study and • Active duty soldiers, National Guard, schedule/bill from the HOST school. reservists and veterans should contact Military & Veterans Services for questions • Must complete Request for Transient about these opportunities. Permission with the Registrar’s Office.

Study Abroad Students • Request a Cost of Attendance adjustment if the charges for the study abroad program exceed their regular cost of attendance. • Contact the Study Abroad Office for more information about Study Abroad Scholarships.

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• If Augusta University is HOST school must have HOME school send a Consortium Agreement to Augusta University. • HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarship recipients must request their HOME institution send a HOPE Transient Certificate.

• Complete Move On When Ready application through GSFC website.

Post Baccalaureate Students • Qualify for Loans only.

• Post-Baccalaureate Certification Form & Direct Loan Application are required.

Office of Student Financial Aid


WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS Withdrawal Steps: 1. Complete Withdrawal form with appropriate signatures 2. Contact appropriate offices: Financial Aid & Military Services 3. Submit completed Withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office 4. Pay any remaining tuition, fees or other balances

• Students are allowed 5 withdrawals before midterm in order to receive a “W” instead of “WF” • Satisfactory Academic Progress must be in Good Standing

**Contact the Business Office for disbursement dates. **Contact the Registrar’s Office for further withdrawal steps. **REFUNDS will be disbursed approximately 2 weeks after you have started classes.

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Medical College of Georgia

The Medical College of Georgia educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta as well as regional clinical campuses for 3rd- & 4th-year students and a second 4-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia.

Refund Policy: • The refund amount shall be based on a pro rata percentage

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):

• Students who drop individual courses are not entitled to a refund for the course(s) dropped

• Maintain 2.00 GPA at the end of each semester • Complete 67% of all attempted credit hours

• Adjusted based on withdrawal date and may/may not be entitled to a refund

Expenses:

Types of Aids:

• Federal Aid Loans: fafsa.ed.gov - Direct Unsubsidized Loans - Direct PLUS Loans • Alternative Loans • Limited Scholarships • Residency & Relocation Loans (4th year students only)

Tuition and Fees are based on In-State or Out-of-State residency

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** Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid or College of Medicine for more information.

***Contact Business Office for more information.

Office of Student Financial Aid


The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University offers a four-year program leading to a doctor of dental medicine degree. Dual programs in oral biology also are available.

Refund Policy: Students who officially withdraw: • Will receive a refund of tuition and other mandatory fees at the end of the semester • With a clean record within the time specified after the scheduled registration date may receive refunds of tuition and other mandatory fees

Dental College of Georgia

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP): • Maintain 2.00 GPA at the end of each semester • Complete 67% of all attempted credit hours

Expenses:

Types of Aids: • Federal Aid Loans: fafsa.ed.gov - Direct Unsubsidized Loans - Direct PLUS Loans • Alternative Loans • Limited Scholarships • Residency & Relocation Loans (4th year students only)

Tuition and Fees are based on In-State or Out-of-State residency ***Contact Business Office for more information.

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** Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid or College of Dental Medicine for more information.

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CONTACT US: Monday - Friday 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Phone: 706-737-1524 Fax: 706-737-1777 E-mail: osfa@augusta.edu

MAILING ADDRESS: Fanning Hall - Summerville 1120 15th Street AUGUSTA, GA 30912

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Fanning Hall - Summerville 2500 Walton Way AUGUSTA, GA 30904 Student CenterHealth Sciences Campus 1459 Laney Walker AUGUSTA, GA 30912

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