Brenau University offers financial aid in the form of Federal Grants and Direct Loans, as well as State Grants and Scholarships for undergraduate students. Graduate Students are able to receive Federal Loans.
Any student who wishes to apply for federal aid and state aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Keep in mind new students must also complete all Brenau University admissions requirements and be fully accepted for admission before financial aid can be processed.
A student who is allowed conditional enrollment is not eligible for financial aid for that term.
Applications for financial aid are generally processed on a rolling basis beginning in early spring. However, completing the FAFSA by April 1st so you can meet our May 1st priority deadline will help to maximize your financial aid package. Please keep in mind that many financial aid programs are limited by budgetary constraints or by legislative processes.
The financial aid deadline for each semester is one month prior to the beginning date of that semester. If your admissions and/or financial aid files are not complete by the semester deadline, it will be your responsibility to make payment under any one of the payment options outlined in the Brenau University Catalog. Please contact the Accounting Office to discuss payment arrangements. Students who make payments may be reimbursed after financial aid is awarded.
For more information about billing and payment plans please contact the Accounting Office at 770-534-6150.
It’s easy to get the financial aid process started
1. Before you begin the financial aid process make sure you contact the Admissions Office to apply for admission. You must be fully accepted for admission before financial aid can be awarded.
2. In order to apply for Federal grants and loans you must complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Brenau University (Brenau’s federal school code # 001556). You may complete the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are planning on attending next Fall then you would want to complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA online after January 1st, 2014. If you are completing the FAFSA on the Web for the first time, we recommend that you (and a parent if you are a dependent student) apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov prior to completing FAFSA. With a PIN, you are able to electronically sign your application, make corrections after submitting the application, review your processed application data, and add other institutions to receive your application results.
3. If an undergraduate student does not want to complete the FAFSA, they may still apply for state grants and scholarships by completing the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant/ Hope Application online at www.gacollege411.org. To complete the application the student would want to select the tab on the right hand side of the website that says Georgia Scholarship/Grant Application (GSFAPPS). This will require you to either create an account or log in if you already have an account set up.