Navigating financial aid can be confusing, but luckily, we’re here for you. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of some common questions you may have about the financial aid process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 770-534-6152 or financialaid@brenau.edu, if you have any questions or concerns. We’re here to help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Aid

Once your loan has been applied to your student account, the Accounting Office will issue a refund check if the loan amount exceeds the amount of your bill. Contact the Accounting Office at 770-534-6150 or businessoffice@brenau.edu for more information regarding your refund check.

Financial Aid

Brenau offers four interest-free payment options to help families choose the best option.

One payment option

  • Tuition charges are due on or before the first day of each academic term semester during the academic year. Tuition may be paid through CampusWEB, by mail or in person at the Brenau Accounting Office or the North Atlanta location. 

Three payment option

  • You can sign a Deferred Payment Contract to pay one-third of tuition on the first day of the academic term. The other two-thirds of the tuition will be paid in equal payments 30 days and 60 days from the first day of the academic term for a one-time fee of $35..

Four payment option

  • You can sign a Deferred Payment Contract to pay one-quarter of tuition on the first day of the academic term. The remaining three-fourths of the semester’s tuition will be paid in equal payments 30 days, 60 days and 90 days from the first day of the semester for a one-time fee of $50.

Full year payment option

  • You can sign a Deferred Payment Contract to pay tuition over 10-monthly payments based on an estimate of the full academic year’s tuition/fees, The first payment is due on the first day of the semester. The remaining balance will be paid in nine equal payments due each month for a one-time fee of $75. . You must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in Brenau’s day programs to qualify for the full-year payment option.
Financial Aid

Contact Brenau’s Accounting Office at 770-534-6150 or businessoffice@brenau.edu to receive information about your balance, billing, payment plans and refund checks. You may also view your balance online using Campus Web.

Financial Aid

Once you have been accepted and your financial aid file is complete you will receive a notification of your financial aid offer via mail and email. This notification will direct you to Campus Web to view and accept your financial aid offer.

Financial Aid

In order to continue receiving financial aid, you must make satisfactory academic progress. This means you need to meet the minimum GPA requirements and complete the required credit hours within the determined timeframe. Read more about Brenau’s satisfactory academic progress requirements. 

Financial Aid

Yes. Each year you must re-file your FAFSA. (Applications open on Oct.1 for the academic year that begins the following August.

Financial Aid

You should contact the financial aid office to determine if funding is available for the summer. You’ll need to submit the Summer Financial Aid Request form that will be made available in early spring of each academic year.

Financial Aid

If your application is selected for verification, you must complete the verification process before need-based financial aid can be awarded to you. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office will provide instructions via email. View and submit the items needed at brenau.verifymyfafsa.com.

Financial Aid

Verification is the process a school follows to check the accuracy of certain information reported by a student on the FAFSA. This is done by collecting additional responses and documents from the student and parent(s), if applicable.

Financial Aid

Yes. Pell Grants have a lifetime eligibility limit of the equivalent 6 full-time academic years.

Financial Aid

Alternative or private education loans are credit-based loans offered by banks and other lenders to assist students who need additional funds to cover education-related expenses not covered by other financial aid programs. Approval for these loans requires the student borrower to undergo a credit check.. Alternative or private education loans are typically considered a last resort type of educational funding. For additional information about these loan options and Brenau’s historical lender list, visit choice.fastproducts.org/FastChoice/home/155600/1

Financial Aid

Students borrowing Federal Direct Loans, subsidized and/or unsubsidized, are subject to maximum allowable loan limits over their college career. To view your federal loan history, log in at https://studentaid.gov/h/manage-loans.

Financial Aid

If you are an undergraduate student, you must take six or more credit hours to be eligible for student loans. 

If you are a graduate student, you must take three or more credit hours to be eligible for student loans.

Financial Aid

Undergraduate and graduate students may qualify for unsubsidized federal loans. 

Financial need is not a requirement for an unsubsidized loan.

Financial Aid

Subsidized loans are available to undergraduate students with financial need. If you qualify for a subsidized loan, the federal government will pay the loan interest while you’re attending college at least half-time, and continue to pay the loan interest during a six-month grace period after you leave school. The government will also pay your loan interest during a period of deferment, which involves not paying your loan for a specified period of time.  A student is eligible for an in-school deferment when enrolled as at least a half-time student.

Financial Aid

A federal direct loan is a federal student loan made directly by the U.S. Department of Education. There are four types of federal direct loans: direct subsidized loans, direct unsubsidized loans, direct parent PLUS loans and direct consolidation loans.

Financial Aid

Your enrollment status indicates if you are a half-time or full-time student.

An undergraduate student enrolled for at least six semester hours, but fewer than 12 semester hours, is considered a half-time student. 

An undergraduate student enrolled for 12 semester hours or more is considered full-time.

Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated total cost of attending college for one year. It includes the tuition and fees associated with your academic program, room and board (for students residing on campus), living allowance (for students residing off campus or with one or both parents), books, personal expenses and transportation expenses. A student cannot receive more than the Cost of Attendance from any combination of institutional, federal, state or private funding source.
For more information on Brenau’s Tuition and Fees, contact the Accounting Office at 770-534-6150 or businessoffice@brenau.edu.

Financial Aid

Contact the Financial Aid Office or go to brenau.verifymyfafsa.com.

Financial Aid

Report the information of the parent you’ve lived with the most during the 12 months before you completed your FAFSA. It doesn’t make a difference which parent claims you as a dependent for tax purposes. If you did not live with either parent or lived equally with each parent, the parental information must be provided for the parent who gave you the most financial support during the preceding 12 months, or the parent who provided you with the most support the last time support was given.

Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available each year starting Oct. 1, for those who intend to be enrolled in the fall of the following year. It should be completed as early as possible after you have applied to the university. You must be accepted to the university before you can be awarded financial aid. Apply at studentaid.gov

Brenau University’s federal school code is 001556.

Financial Aid

To qualify you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credit hours for undergraduate; 3 or more credit hours for graduate) in a degree or certificate program
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA)
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant and not be in default on any federal educational loan