FAFSA Now Required for State Financial Aid Programs
Beginning Summer 2013, if you are planning to attend college in Georgia and
are seeking state financial aid (see a list of state financial aid programs
below)*, you will be required to complete a (FAFSA) Free Application for
Federal Student Aid.
The 2012-13 or the 2013-14 may be used for summer term 2013. A 2013-14 will
be required for Fall term 2013 and will be applicable through Summer 2014.
Moving forward, a current year FAFSA will be required each year when
applying for state financial aid.
This change to the method by which students can apply for state financial
aid is being implemented to comply with the requirements for verification of
lawful presence in Georgia. Students applying for state financial aid will
be required to complete and submit a FAFSA to determine eligibility for
student aid, regardless of whether the student is applying for any federal
As a result of this change, the GSFAPPS application process will no
longer be available after June 8, 2013. After spring term 2013, the GSFAPPS
will no longer be an acceptable financial aid application.
*Georgia Financial Aid Programs
ACCEL • Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship Loan Program HERO
Scholarship • HOPE GED Grant • HOPE Grant • HOPE Scholarship • North Georgia
College & State University Military Scholarship Loan • North Georgia College
& State University ROTC Grant and ROTC Grant for Future Officers • Public
Safety Memorial Grant • Scholarship for Engineering Education Program •
Student Access Loan (SAL) Program • Tuition Equalization Grant • Zell Miller