Statement: Returning undergraduate students applying for Federal Student Aid programs must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT App) annually. Undergraduates who are Georgia residents and seeking only the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship programs are annually required to complete the Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT App), but are not required to complete the FAFSA, and may instead choose to submit the GSFAPPS form to the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) in lieu of completing the FAFSA.
What do returning students need to know about applying for Financial Aid at Georgia Tech?
- The Financial Aid application process is annual.
- Returning students apply for financial aid through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by completing two applications for the upcoming Financial Aid year:
Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GTAPP)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) School Code: 001569
The priority filing date to be considered for need-based aid awarded through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT OSFA) for the 2018-2019 academic year is JANUARY 31, 2018.
To be considered an “on-time” applicant, both financial aid applications, as well as any requested documentation, must be received and complete by January 31st. GT OSFA will continue to accept late applications and documentation after the priority date, however, we strongly encourage all applicants to submit their completed applications and documentation as soon as possible so we can determine eligibility for other types of aid.
Detailed information about the application process and next steps can be found at Application Steps.
If forms are completed after the priority consideration deadline, you will be considered for entitlements only (ex: federal loans, HOPE/Zell, outside scholarships). Please contact your Financial Aid Adviser for additional consideration, which will be reviewed case-by case.
PLEASE NOTE: CSS PROFILE is not required for returning students. Additionally, for students who only want to receive their HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship and no other financial aid, only completion of the Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid and the Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPPS) are required.
- Please review application tips when completing the FAFSA.
- You can and should continue looking for outside scholarships. We have a listing of outside scholarships currently accepting applications available.
- Any income earned from work under a cooperative education program (CO-OP) offered by a postsecondary institution is excluded from need analysis in the determination of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), therefore co-op earnings do not negatively affect eligibility. Make sure to include your co-op earnings on the FAFSA under Student’s Additional Financial Information.
Page last reviewed/updated 1/30/18