Tuition and Fee Waivers

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) does not award or grant tuition waivers.  This information is provided to explain the impact tuition and fee waivers on Federal Student Aid (FSA) and any other need-based aid since waivers are a form of Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA).

Since a student’s Cost of Attendance (COA) includes a component for tuition and fee expenses, federal and State of Georgia regulations require the dollar value of any tuition or fee waiver(s) students receive to be treated as a financial resource when determining their eligibility for Federal Student Aid (FSA),  some State of Georgia and OSFA Need-Based Aid.

When students receive a waiver of in-state and/or an out-of-state tuition or student fees after being awarded financial aid, they may be required to repay already disbursed aid in order to reduce or eliminate an overaward.

Graduate and professional students also need to see Graduate Assistantships and Financial Aid Impact.