Financial Aid

Georgia Southern University offers a comprehensive program of financial aid for students who, without such aid, would be unable to continue their education. Through this program an eligible student may receive one or more types of financial aid: Grants, Loans, Scholarships, or Student Employment. Most financial aid at Georgia Southern University is awarded on the basis of a student’s academic progress and proven "financial need," defined as the difference between a family’s estimated resources and the total estimated expense of attending the University. Georgia Southern University uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form provided by the U.S. Department of Education to measure a student’s financial aid eligibility. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at (912) 478-5413 for assistance. The Office of Financial Aid, part of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, is located on the second floor of the Rosenwald Building. The fax number is (912) 478-7418.

Mailing address:
Office of Financial Aid
P.O. Box 8065
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, Georgia 30460-8065

Four types of financial aid are available:

  • Grants - Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)
  • Loans - Loan programs are available from the Federal government or from a private lender.
  • Scholarships - Georgia Southern University offers a limited number of academic scholarships to its students.
  • Student Employment - Federal Work-Study, Graduate Assistantships, Institutional Work Program