Limited Need-Based Funds Consideration

Important Dates for Limited Need-Based Funds Consideration

Federal Campus-Based funds and OSFA need-based scholarships have limited funding.

Every Award Year, the initial group of students who receive priority eligibility consideration for these limited funds will be comprised of the students who:

  • are accepted for admission or already admitted to a UGA eligible degree program, and
  • submitted the new Award Year’s properly completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Central Processing System (CPS), and the CPS processed their FAFSA no later than December 15, and
  • listed the UGA Federal School Code 001598 on their FAFSA as one of the colleges of choice, and
  • completed all additional eligibility requirements for that Award Year which were reflected in Athena under "Financial Aid Eligibility".

It is important to note that all of the limited funds can be exhausted even before all the otherwise eligible students in the initial priority consideration group are awarded!

In the event any funds are still available after we have considered and awarded all the eligible students in the initial priority consideration group, we will then award any remaining funds to eligible students who meet the above criteria starting with those FAFSAs processed by the CPS beginning December 16, until the funds are exhausted.