Students meeting the requirements for an Oglethorpe Scholars Award
are considered for such based on their admission application.
Students applying for an Oglethorpe Christian Scholarship must
complete the appropriate scholarship application, which may be
obtained from the Admission Office.
Loans, Grants, and Scholarships
Various educational loan programs are available at Oglethorpe
University. Most loan applications are electronically certified by
Oglethorpe University to the lender. The lender reserves the right
to approve or deny a loan application. If approved, the Promissory
Note will be sent to the student and/or parent for the appropriate
signatures. The loan proceeds will be disbursed by the lender to
Oglethorpe University for credit to the students Business Office
Procedure (Please read through the following information
The application procedures for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan,
Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Work-Study Program
and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant are as follows:
Note: You will receive an award letter from the Office of
Financial Aid once we have received and reviewed the results from
your FAFSA or Renewal Application (as well as other required
documents). New students must be accepted for admission before an
award letter is sent.
- Apply and be admitted as a regular degree-seeking student.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
after January 1, but no later than May 1. The Free Application For
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application used at Oglethorpe
to determine a studentís eligibility for federal, state, and
institutional need-based aid programs. This includes grants,
employment, and loan programs. (Note: Current aid
applicants should complete the Federal Renewal Application
instead.) Students should keep a
copy of the FAFSA before submitting it to the federal processor.
The original FAFSA may be filed electronically at
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or mailed to the processor using the
paper form. Oglethorpeís Federal Code is 001586.
Families of first year students may be interested in filing the
2003-2004 Alternate FAFSA if only applying for merit-based funds.
This form can be found on the
Financial Aid Forms
- Students have several options for sending their application
to the federal aid processor:
- Transmit your application directly
to the federal processor using FAFSA on the Web (fafsa.ed.gov).
With a PIN number, students may sign their FAFSA electronically.
Parents may also request and use a PIN to eliminate the need for
mailing in a signature page (http://pin.ed.gov).
- The paper FAFSA may be mailed to the
- The family
may mail an original paper application to Oglethorpeís Office of
Financial Aid, where it will be electronically transmitted to the
federal processor on the studentís behalf.
- Once the FAFSA has been received and processed by the
federal processor, an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR)
will be sent to the Office of Financial Aid.
- Keep copies of all federal income tax returns, etc. as
these documents may be required in order to verify the information
provided on the FAFSA.
- Complete Oglethorpeís Financial Aid Application, which is
available from Financial
- New students who wish to be considered for the Federal
Work-Study Program must complete the Student Employment
Application form from
- New students, who are legal residents of Georgia and will be
attending full-time, are encouraged to apply for the Georgia
Tuition Equalization Grant Program by completing the 2003-2004
Georgia Tuition Assistance Grant Application. The application is
available from Financial
Aid. (Current Georgia Grant
recipients do not need to reapply.)
- If eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan or Federal PLUS
Loan, a Master Promissory Note (MPN) must be completed. Generally,
loans are certified electronically and once guaranteed, a
promissory note will be generated. Students are notified to come
to the Office of Financial Aid to complete the note, or the note
may be mailed to the student for completion. The Master Promissory
Note is valid for ten years unless you change schools or your
lender. Contact Financial
Aid for more information.
The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any additional
information is needed in order to complete the your financial aid
All awards are contingent upon the accuracy of the information you
have provided; final federal and state regulations; and the
allocation of federal and state funding.