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The College Financing Plan, formerly known as the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, is a standardized form developed by the U.S. Department of Education for prospective students to compare the estimated costs of colleges and the types and amounts of aid available. The costs listed are subject to change and aid is contingent upon the student meeting all eligibility requirements. The examples below contain an estimated College Financing Plan for an entering freshmen with eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship and maximum Federal Pell Grant.

If you have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have completed the application process, you may log into Athena for a personalized College Financing Plan (click on the College Financing Plan link under the Financial Aid menu). If you are a graduate student, the personalized College Financing Plan available in Athena is your best source of estimated costs because tuition varies across graduate programs.

If you have not yet applied for federal aid, you may wish to use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the cost of attending UGA.

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