The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a standardized form developed by the U.S. Department of Education for prospective students to compare the estimated costs of colleges and the types and amounts of aid available. The costs listed are subject to change and aid is contingent upon the student meeting all eligibility requirements. The form below contains an example of an estimated 2015-2016 Award for an entering freshmen with eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship and maximum Federal Pell Grant.

If you have submitted a 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have completed the application process, you may log into Athena for a personalized Shopping Sheet. If you have not yet applied for federal aid, you may wish to use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the cost of attending UGA.

2015 - 2016
University of Georgia
Example Award of entering freshman eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship and maximum Federal Pell Grant
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Costs in the 2015-16 year
Estimated Cost of Attendance
$25,134 / yr
Tuition and fees
 
$
11,622
Housing and meals
 
9,450
Books and supplies
 
840
Transportation
 
876
Other education costs
 
2,346
Grants and scholarships to pay for college
Total Grants and Scholarships ("Gift" Aid; no repayment needed)
$14,320 / yr
Grants and scholarships from your school
 
$
0
Federal Pell Grant
 
5,730
Grants from your state
 
9,364
Other scholarships you can use
 
0
What will you pay for college
Net Costs
$10,040 / yr
(Cost of attendance minus total grants and scholarships)
Options to pay net costs
Work options
Work-Study (Federal, state, or institutional)
 
$
0
Loan Options*
Federal Perkins Loan
 
$
$0
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
 
3,500
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
 
2,000
*Recommended amounts shown here. You may be eligible for a different amount. Contact your financial aid office.
Other options
Family Contribution
$0 / yr
(As calculated by the institution using information reported on the FAFSA or to your institution.)
  • Payment plan offered by the institution
  • Parent or Graduate PLUS Loans
  • American Opportunity Tax Credit *
  • Military and/or National Service benefits
  • Non-Federal private education loan
*Parents or students may qualify to receive up to $2,500 by claiming the American Opportunity Tax Credit on their tax return during the following calendar year.
Graduation Rate
Percentage of full-time students who graduate within 6 years
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82%
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Loan Default Rate
Percentage of borrowers entering repayment and defaulting on their loan
3.2%
This institution
9.8%
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Median Borrowing
Students who borrow at UGA typically take out $16,772 in Federal loans for their undergraduate study. The Federal loan payment over 10 years for this amount is approximately $193.01 per month. Your borrowing may be different.
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Repaying your loans
To learn about loan repayment choices and work out your Federal Loan monthly payment, go to: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans
For more information and next steps:
University of Georgia
Office of Student Financial Aid
220 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
Athens, GA 30605
Telephone: (706) 542-6147
E-mail: osfa@uga.edu
Glossary
Cost of Attendance (COA): The total amount (not including grants and scholarships) that it will cost you to go to school during the 2015-16 school year. COA includes tuition and fees; housing and meals; and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and dependent care. It also includes miscellaneous and personal expenses, such as an allowance for the rental or purchase of a personal computer; costs related to a disability; and reasonable costs for eligible study-abroad programs. For students attending less than half-time, the COA includes tuition and fees; an allowance for books, supplies, and transportation; and dependent care expenses.
Total Grants and Scholarships: Student aid funds that do not have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based. Occasionally you might have to pay back part or all of a grant if, for example, you withdraw from school before finishing a semester.
Net Costs: An estimate of the actual costs that you or your family will need to pay during the 2015-16 school year to cover education expenses at a particular school. Net costs are determined by taking the institution's cost of attendance and subtracting your grants and scholarships.
Work-Study: A federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school to help pay your education expenses.
Loans: Borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. Loans from the federal government typically have a lower interest rate than loans from private lenders. Federal loans, listed from most advantageous to least advantageous, are called Federal Perkins Loans, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans. You can find more information about federal loans at StudentAid.gov.
Family Contribution (also referred to as Expected Family Contribution): A number used by a school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive, if any. It's based on the financial information you provided in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It's not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. The family contribution is reported to you on your Student Aid Report, also known as the SAR.
Graduation Rate: The percentage of students who graduate from an institution. This shows students who began their studies as first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking students and completed their degree or certificate within 150 percent of "normal time." For example, for a four-year school, the graduation rate would be the percentage of students who completed that program within six years or less.
Loan Default Rate: The percentage of student borrowers - undergraduate and graduate - who have failed to repay their federal loans within three years of leaving a particular school. A low loan default rate could mean that the institution's students are earning enough income after leaving school to successfully repay their loans.
Median Borrowing: The amount in federal loans the typical undergraduate student takes out at a particular institution. It also indicates the monthly payments that an average student would pay on that amount using a 10-year repayment plan.