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Summerville Campus: M-F 8AM-5PM
T (706) 737-1632     F (706) 667-4355

Health Sciences Campus: M-F 7:30AM-4:30PM
T (706) 737-1632    F (706) 721-7279

FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DEADLINE

You must have all paperwork submitted for Summer Semester by March 1st
Fall Semester by April 1st
Spring Semester by October 1st

Welcome to Georgia Regents University
Office of Student Financial Aid

We know that financing your education can be a challenging process. The Office of Student Financial Aid at Georgia Regents University is here to assist you through this process by providing you with information about federal, state, and institutional loans, grants, scholarships, and work study programs. Our office encourages all current or prospective students to explore their financial options at GRU.

If you have any questions or concerns about financial aid, we encourage you to contact our Summerville Campus office at 706-737-1431 or finaid@gru.edu or the Health Sciences Campus at 706-721-4901 or osfa@gru.edu.


ALL GRU Financial Aid Recipients:

  • Check POUNCE to see your financial aid status
  • ACCEPT OR DECLINE any offered aid in POUNCE today
  • If you have completed a FAFSA and do not see the FAFSA listed as “Satisfied,” notify the Office of Student Financial Aid immediately.
  • If you have already “Accepted” your loans, please make sure that you have completed Entrance Counseling, Financial Awareness, and a Master Promissory Note. If you have completed these requirements and they are not listed as being “Satisfied”, notify the Office of Student Financial Aid immediately.

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Georgia Regents University Office of Student Financial Aid

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to provide financial resources to all qualified students who would like to obtain a postsecondary education. In doing so, we support the mission of the University in its commitment to excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service to the local community, the state, the nation, and the world.

The Office of Student Financial Aid is dedicated to providing guidance and awards as well as contributing to student success and retention by using the best possible sources of funding for students to help support the financial burdens associated with their education.

Code of Conduct:

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 Section 487 (a) (25) (A)-(C), the Office of Student Financial Aid staff and agents of the University will maintain a strictly professional relationship with lenders, guarantors, loan servicers, or the like when performing services relating to the administration of Federal Direct or Private Loans. The Federal Family Education Loan Program was discontinued on June 30, 2010. Any services provided for loans originated in these programs will be handled accordingly.

The Office of Student Financial Aid staff and agents of the University are prohibited in engaging in any of the following activities:

  • revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender
  • the solicitation or acceptance of any gift from a lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer
  • contractual agreements relating to education loans
  • assigning or recommending to a borrower a particular lender or guaranty agency
  • requesting or accepting the offer of funds for private loans from any lender
  • accepting staffing assistance from any lender
  • endorsement of lenders
  • acceptance of advisory board compensation

The Office of Student Financial Aid will provide a preferred lender list in accordance with federal rules and regulations. This list will be compiled without prejudice and will always keep the best interest of the borrower and their families in mind. The borrower will not be denied a choice of a lender or incur any unnecessary delays in loan certification when using a lender not on the preferred list.

We will maintain the highest ethical standards in following both the mission of the University and the Office of Student Financial Aid.

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

  • Complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA online

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. Allow up to 5 to 7 days for processing. Remember to list select Georgia Regents University (School Code 001579) as your institution of choice.


  • Submit all necessary paperwork

    Check your POUNCE account to determine what additional paperwork is necessary to finalize your financial aid application. Students selected for verification that require mandatory corrections will have their applications resubmitted by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


  • ACCEPT AWARD

    After aid has been processed, students can accept or decline their aid package via POUNCE.

Types of Aid

GRANTS are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not require repayment. Frequently called gift aid, grants are available through federal and state governments and private sources. To apply for aid in any of the federal programs, you must be a citizen of the United States or intend to become a permanent resident, or be otherwise classified as an eligible noncitizen.

LOANS are available through private sources, federal and state government and the institution and must be repaid.  Eligibility and terms may vary. Rate of interest, interest benefits, the repayment period and even when repayment begins depend on the particular loan.

SCHOLARSHIPS may be based on merit, need, talent or a combination of factors, and they do not require repayment. GRU offers scholarships related to all of these categories. 85% of scholarships come from students' home communities like civic organizations, religious organizations, trust departments of banks and employers of family members.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY provides part-time positions on campus to assist in meeting a portion of their educational expenses.

For additional information, please refer to the GRU Guide to Student Financial Aid.

POUNCE

Currently students on our Summerville Campus and Health Sciences Campus can access their information through POUNCE by logging in at POUNCE.gru.edu.

Follow these simple steps to apply for financial aid at Georgia Regents University:

Complete the FAFSA online

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. Allow up to 5 to 7 days for processing. Remember to list Augusta State University (School Code 001552) and Georgia Health Sciences University (School Code 001579) as your institutions of choice.

Submit all necessary paperwork

Check your POUNCE account to determine what additional paperwork is necessary to finalize your financial aid application. Students selected for verification that require mandatory corrections will have their applications resubmitted by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

ACCEPT AWARD

After aid has been processed, students can accept or decline their aid package via POUNCE.

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