The value of a Brenau education can be felt as soon as you step foot on campus. By choosing Brenau, you’re not only investing in a degree that will set you on the path to succeed and thrive in your career, you’re investing in the critical professional connections, hands-on experiences and irreplaceable memories you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.

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Financial Aid

Paying for college can seem daunting, but we’re here to help you through every step of the financial aid process. With the help of our financial aid counselors, you’ll learn what financial assistance you may receive, so that you and your family can make sound financial decisions and build the future you’ve always wanted.

Check out Brenau’s Net Price Calculator to get a preliminary estimate of the scholarships and financial aid programs you may be eligible for at Brenau, along with estimated annual costs.

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid includes forms of monetary assistance you can receive from Brenau, the state and the federal government. Some forms of aid don’t need to be repaid, including grants and scholarships. However, federal direct loans and private student loans do need to be repaid.

There are Several Types of Financial Aid

  • Institutional Aid
    • Scholarships and grants provided by Brenau
  • State Aid
    • Scholarships, grants and loans
  • Federal Aid
    • Grants, loans and work-study programs
  • Private scholarships 
    • Scholarships offered by outside organizations not affiliated with Brenau

Learn more about the sources of financial aid.

Did you know most Brenau undergraduate students receive financial aid?

90% of undergraduate students received some form of financial assistance for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Let’s get started

Complete the free online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
Make sure to include the Brenau School Code on your application.
Brenau’s code: 001556

If you are a Georgia resident, apply for Georgia state aid online at

You must:

  • have graduated from an eligible high school located in Georgia or have lived as a legal Georgia resident for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the start of your first term at Brenau
  • be an undergraduate student
  • not have exceeded the eligibility limits for aid

Things to keep in mind

  • You must submit your FAFSA application to qualify for financial aid
  • FAFSA applications cover one academic year, so a new application must be submitted each year to receive aid
  • Eligibility for need-based  grants is contingent on information from the FAFSA application and tax information

If selected for verification, you are responsible for verifying that information is accurate. (Make sure you are checking your email for notifications)

Did you know you can work on campus to help pay for your tuition?

The Federal Work-Study Program provides funds for part-time jobs on campus for interested students who demonstrate financial need. Participating in the Federal Work-Study Program means you’ll be able to earn money on campus to help pay your tuition. You must first file your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for the program.

More financial aid resources FAFSA application, Parent PLUS Loan application, Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note State scholarships and grants, Student Access Loan program (SAL), HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship information

Important financial aid news

Loan Limits

Students borrowing a Federal Direct Student Loan are subject to maximum allowable loan limits. The Aggregate Maximum Loan Limit restricts the amount of Federal Student Loans that may be borrowed over a student’s college career.

For additional information about federal student loans, including aggregate loan limits and interest rates, visit

Aggregate Loan Limits – Federal Student Loans
Dependent Undergraduate Students $31,000 *No more than $23,000 can be in subsidized loans
Independent Undergraduate Students (and dependent students whose parents were denied a parent PLUS loan) $57,500 *No more than $23,000 can be in subsidized loans
Graduate and Professional Students $138,500 *This includes the student’s undergraduate loans

Have questions? Contact us today.

Brenau University Financial Aid