1. What is a Pell Grant and how do I know if I qualify?
Pell Grants are federal grants awarded based on financial need. Students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if they qualify. The student must enter information from the IRS 1040 form of the most recent tax year. NCAA rules allow student-athletes to keep the entire Pell Grant, even if they are on a full athletic scholarship. When completing the FAFSA, the code you enter for the University of Georgia to receive an electronic Student Aid Report is 001598. Click here to fill out the on-line FAFSA.
2. How can I check the status of other financial aid such as loans or Pell Grants?
Students who are accepted to UGA can sign on to Athena (on-line access to student information systems) and see the status of their award letters, etc. You will need your MYID and password to sign in to Athena. The link is https://athena.uga.edu.