Estimated Awards On Athena

Estimated Awards are NOT a student’s Official Award.  Estimated Awards are created solely for student planning purposes, and these awards (as well as Official Awards when created) are subject to revision due to changes in eligibility. 

In early December 2020, the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will begin creating 2021-22 Estimated Awards for the newly admitted first-year (freshmen) students who are to enroll August 2021.  We will create Estimated Awards for all other students in early spring 2021.  Students who are still awaiting admissions decisions for future terms may access the Net Price Calculator to estimate aid eligibility.

Students who are "offered" Federal Work-Study (FWS) and/or Federal Direct Loans on their Estimated Awards cannot accept or decline those funds on the Estimated Award.  If they are later awarded FWS and/or loans on their Official Awards, they will be able to accept or decline those funds on the Official Award.


How to View Estimated Awards on Athena

There are two methods by which you can access Athena to determine if your Estimated Award is available to view:

Method I.    Using the Estimated Award notification e-mail the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) sends to your UGAMail Account, or

Method II.   You can log directly in to Athena

The steps for each of these methods are:

Method I.    Using the notification e-mail OSFA sends to your UGAMail Account.

1. Click on the link provided in the e-mail.
2. Sign in to Athena using his/her UGA MyID and password.
3. Click on the link for UGA's Required Reading.
4. After reading the provided information, click on Award Overview.

Clicking on Award Overview.

Method II.    Or, you can log directly in to Athena to access your Estimated Award by going directly to Athena, and:

1. Click on Login to Athena.
2. Enter your UGA MyID and Password, then click Log in.
3. Click on the Financial Aid tab (if you do not see a Financial Aid tab, we do not have any record of an application from you - please review Apply for Aid).
4. Click on Award.
5. Click on Award for Aid Year.
6. Click on the link for UGA's Required Reading.
7. After reading the provided information, click on Award Overview..