Click on the appropriate heading below for more information regarding Federal Student Aid (FSA) and non-degree programs, including preparatory course-work and non-credit (continuing education) courses and programs.
Non-Credit (Continuing Education) Courses And Programs
Students pursuing continuing education courses / programs should review the UGA Center for Continuing Education’s Web page on Financial and Military Assistance.
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.
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 (PDF), 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 (PDF), 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.
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.