Preparatory Coursework

As reflected in Basic Student Eligibility for Federal Student Aid (FSA), students must have been accepted for admission to a UGA degree-seeking program by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or the UGA Graduate School, or one of the UGA professional schools (School of Law, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Pharmacy); however, a student not enrolled in a degree program may be eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans (and a parent may receive Direct Parent PLUS Loans on behalf of a dependent student) for up to 12 consecutive months if the student is enrolled at least half time in coursework necessary for enrollment into an eligible program.

Students only taking courses to raise their GPAs in order to be admitted to the program and students who have previously received Federal Direct Loans for preparatory course work at UGA or another institution do not qualify.

Procedures:

Student aid applicants pursuing required preparatory coursework to be accepted to a UGA degree program need to print the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid Preparatory Course Work Form, complete, sign, and forward it to the Academic Advisor or Department Head of the UGA program to which they are preparing to apply.

Student aid applicants pursuing preparatory coursework to be accepted to another college or university’s degree program need to print the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid Preparatory Course Work Form – Non UGA, complete, sign, and forward it to the Academic Advisor or Department Head of the other institution’s program to which they are preparing to apply.