Students who complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application will automatically be offered a Stafford student loan as part of their financial aid award package.† Students who would like to receive a student loan at GHC must accept the loan in their Banner/SCORE account.† Steps for accepting student loans are below.
1. Log into your Banner/SCORE account.
2. Click on Financial Aid.
3. Click on Award.
4. Click on Award for Aid Year and select the current aid year from the drop down menu then select continue.
5. Click on the Accept Award Offer tab found across the top of the page.
6. Complete the three steps listed on this page.† Be sure to read each step carefully and follow all instructions. No loan funds will be disbursed until ALL three steps have been completed and we have been notified of such by the Department of Education.
Students must be enrolled at least halftime (6 credit hours) to be eligible for a student loan.† Should a student fall below halftime enrollment, any disbursed loan funds will be returned to the Department of Education according to federal regulations.†
As of Fall 2010, Georgia Highlands College will be participating in the Direct Lending program.† For more information about the transition, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Ė Direct Lending page.