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Once you have accessed your Official Financial Aid Offer on Athena you may see some unaccepted aid on which you need to act.  Unaccepted aid is any non-gift aid on your Official Financial Aid Offer with a “Take Action” drop-down box. You must tell us if you want to accept or decline the unaccepted non-gift aid. If you do not accept all or some portion of the unaccepted aid, the unaccepted aid will eventually be canceled once the semester begins.

  • Any Federal Direct Loans (FDLs) you initially decline CAN be reinstated later if you remain otherwise eligible. Any declined Federal Work-Study awards CANNOT be reinstated later due to limited funding constraints.
  • Unaccepted aid DOES NOT INCLUDE scholarships (including the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships) or any grants because scholarships and grants are considered gift aid and we pre-accept them for you when they are awarded. Athena logic will not permit you to accidentally cancel any scholarships or grants!

See How to View or Accept / Decline Official Financial Aid Offers on Athena for step-by-step guidance on this process.

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