This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies.
Georgia Perimeter College participates in most major federal and state financial aid programs and offers institutional scholarships as well. There is a Financial Aid office at each college location to assist eligible students in removing the financial barriers that may discourage them from attending college. All students are urged to file an application for financial aid. The Financial Aid office cannot determine eligibility or award financial aid unless the student completes the current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. Students can use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the PELL Grant, student loans, and federal work study. The FAFSA is available on the FAFSA website www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Financial aid is available in many forms: grants, scholarships, loans, benefits, and employment opportunities. Federal, state, and local guidelines determine the amounts and types of financial aid offered to individual students. Students must reapply each year for most of these programs. Students usually are offered financial aid packages consisting of some combination of loans, grants, scholarships, and employment. Grants and scholarships are considered "gift" assistance and need not be repaid. Loans are offered at low interest rates and can be repaid over an extended period of time beginning six months after students graduate or leave the college. If students are offered aid in the form of a job (Federal Work-Study), they are paid an hourly rate.