Official Awards On Athena

Official Awards reflect the applicable Award Year’s Cost of Attendance (COA) and HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship award amounts as well as any other Federal Student Aid (FSA), Outside Scholarships and Other Resources of which OSFA has been informed.  When we create or revise Official Awards, we automatically accept all gift aid that appears on the student’s award; therefore, a student who has an Official Award comprised only of gift aid is not required to take any further action on that award.

2020-21 Official Awards - OSFA began creating 2020-21 Official Awards on July 1st 2020, for the students who have completed the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Process and/or the Georgia Scholarship/Grant Application (GSFAPPS).

See How to View or Accept/Decline Official Awards on Athena for step-by-step guidance on this process.