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.  A student’s 2018-19 Estimated Award will be based on whether he or she has completed the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Process and/or the Georgia Scholarship/Grant Application (GSFAPPS). Although Estimated Awards use the results of the 2018-19 FAFSA, they are estimated because they use the applicable 2017-18 Award Year Cost of Attendance (COA) and the 2017-18 HOPE Scholarship and the Zell Miller Scholarship award amounts.

In early December 2017, the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will begin creating 2018-19 Estimated Awards for the newly admitted first-year (freshmen) students who are to enroll August 2018.  We will begin creating Estimated Awards for all other students in early February 2018.  Students who are still  awaiting admissions decisions may access the Net Price Calculator.

Prior to viewing your Estimated Award in Athena, you must click on the "Terms and Conditions" tab, read the provided information and then click on the Accept button.

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.

Students who complete the 2018-19 FAFSA Process and/or the GSFAPPS after we stop generating 2018-19 Estimated Awards and begin creating 2018-19 Official Awards will never receive an Estimated 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. Clicking on the link provided in the e-mail.
2. Signing in to Athena using his/her UGA MyID and password, and
3. 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 Terms and Conditions tab.
7. When you have read the information provided under Terms and Conditions click on the Accept button.