Teacher Certification

Student aid applicants who are not admitted to an eligible UGA degree program, but are pursuing the courses required for elementary or secondary teacher certification or recertification in the state where the student plans to teach, and are enrolled at least half-time may qualify for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Work-Study.


Students must complete the UGA OSFA Teacher Certification Form (PDF) and forward it to their UGA Academic Advisor or Department Head for completion.  Once OSFA receives the completed form from the Academic Advisor or Department Head, and the student has completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, OSFA will award the student the financial aid for which he or she qualifies.