Financial Aid Application Procedures and Deadlines
Applicants for financial assistance should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSAs may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or a paper copy may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Georgia Highlands College code for the FAFSA is 009507.
Although student financial aid will be processed on a continuous basis as long as resources are available, it is advisable to apply early. Students must apply for financial aid every school year. Properly completed applications which are supported by a correct needs analysis and which are received by the PREFERENTIAL FILING DATE (March 1 of the calendar year in which the fall academic year begins), will be given initial consideration for assistance. Other relevant documents may be required of certain applicants for verification of financial aid data. In all cases, a student must be accepted for admission to the college before aid is awarded.