Statement: Returning undergraduate students applying for Federal and institutional financial aid 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 Georgia Student Finance Application (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. In order to be considered for need-based institutional aid or to be eligible to receive a scholarship you received in a previous year all applications and documents must be submitted by JANUARY 31, 2021.
- Returning students apply for financial aid through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by completing two applications for the upcoming Financial Aid year:
2021-2022 Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT App). If you have difficulty logging onto the GT application, click here.
2021-2022 FASFA (Georgia Tech's Title IV school code is 001569) – Required for financial aid applicants interested in any Federal Aid (federal loans or grants) or needs-based institutional funds (scholarships, grants, loans).
To be considered an “on-time” applicant, both financial aid applications, as well as any requested documentation, must be received and complete by January 31, 2021.
If forms are completed after the priority consideration deadline, you will be considered for entitlements only (ex: Federal financial aid and HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship). 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 2021-2022 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 09/30/2020