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Grants

Grants are a form of financial assistance (also known as ''gift aid'') that students do not have to repay or work to earn. Some grants, such as merit scholarships, are awarded based on merit, but many grants take into account family need and circumstances. Grant aid may come from the federal and state governments as well as from Oglethorpe.   

If Oglethorpe receives your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results, you will automatically be considered for any grants for which you qualify. Students who receive a merit scholarship may be eligible for additional grants and aid if their demonstrated need on the FAFSA is greater than the scholarship amount.

Oglethorpe Grants
Georgia Tuition Equalization Grants (GTEG)
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

Oglethorpe Grants
These grants are need-based awards given by the university in conjunction with federal, state, private, and other institutional assistance to full-time undergraduate day students who demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA. These awards vary from student to student and range in value from $500 to over $20,000 annually.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grants (GTEG)
These grants are provided by the state of Georgia to qualified Georgia residents who are full-time undergraduate students attending approved private colleges and universities. To qualify, students (and parents of dependent students) must reside in Georgia for at least one full year prior to the first day of class for any particular semester. Students must also be enrolled full time (12 credit hours or more) and meet all other Georgia Student Finance Authority requirements. The amount of the award is determined annually by the Georgia General Assembly and is currently $350 per semester. Students must complete a one-time profile and application online at www.gacollege411.org.

Federal Pell Grants
Pell Grants are made available to students who have demonstrated exceptional financial need as reported on the FAFSA. The amount of the Federal Pell Grant is determined by the student’s financial resources and the resources of his or her family. The maximum Federal Pell Grant is currently $5,730.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
These grants are made available to students with exceptional financial need. SEOG awards range from $100 to $4,000 per academic year and are contingent upon the availability of funds. The national average SEOG is currently $764 per year. To qualify for SEOG, a student must also qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.

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