What do transfer students need to know about applying for Financial Aid at Georgia Tech?
- The financial aid award offer will not be final until after all official transcripts from prior schools have been received.
- Financial aid does not "transfer" from one school to another. However, federal and state aid received at one school will impact remaining eligibility at another school.
- Transfer students applying for financial aid through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year should complete two applications:
- Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid
The priority filing date to be considered for need-based aid awarded through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT OSFA) for the 2018-2019 academic year is JANUARY 31, 2018. To be considered an “on-time” applicant, both financial aid applications, as well as any requested documentation, must be received and complete by January 31st. More detailed information about the application process and next steps can be found at Application Steps.
- If applications and/or requested documentation are completed after the priority consideration date, you will be considered for entitlements only (i.e.federal loans, HOPE/Zell Miller, outside scholarships). Please contact your Financial Aid Advisor for additional consideration, which will be reviewed case-by case.
- Please note: If you are applying as a transfer student for summer 2018, you should complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA and GT Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid since the summer semester is part of the current 2017-2018 academic year.
- Use of the IRS data retrieval tool is strongly encouraged when completing the FAFSA. Please review application tips when completing the FAFSA.
- You can and should continue looking for outside scholarships. We have a listing of outside scholarships currently accepting applications available.
- Participating in co-op work experiences help many students offset the cost of attendance. Transfer students can explore co-op opportunities as another way to help offset their education costs.
Page last reviewed/updated 1/30/18