To apply for non-need-based assistance (or merit aid) refer to the processes and dates for scholarships. Filing the FAFSA is strongly encouraged for those seeking only merit aid, but it is not required.
Itâ€™s important to note that Georgetown doesnâ€™t require that you complete the FAFSA, but we do encourage it. If youâ€™re unsure whether itâ€™s going to be beneficial for you to complete it, give us a call and weâ€™ll talk with you about your situation.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Although the title implies that the form is only for â€śfederalâ€ť aid, it is also used to determine your eligibility for state grants and additional college grants.
In a nutshell, the form asks for financial information about the student and his/her family. This can be done after January 1 of a high school studentâ€™s senior year. Particularly for Kentucky residents, itâ€™s important to have the form completedÂ as soon as possible after January 1.
The FAFSA is probably more intimidating than it is complicated. One of the Financial Planning staff members will be glad to sit down with you and work through the FAFSA. Except in unusual circumstances, weâ€™re able to help a family complete the FAFSA in 30 minutes.
The FAFSA form is available directly from the Department of Education’s website. Apply OnlineÂ and access the page directly.Â Georgetown College will receive the information electronically if you list our school code (001964) on the FAFSA.
Admitted studentsÂ receive an award letter listing the types of assistance being offered. By checking acceptance of each type of assistance, signing and returning the award letter to the Student Financial Planning Office, the account will be credited for the amount of the award. EXCEPTIONS: If Federal Work-Study is part of the aid package, this amount will not be a credit on your account. This is an award that must be earned.Â All Georgetown aid is based on full-time, residential status. If you drop below full-time or are granted a waiver to live off campus, your aid will be adjusted accordingly. All college aid is limited to four years (eight semesters).