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.
**Please note for the upcoming Fall 2018 semester: Financial aid applications that remain incomplete after July 31st, including any missing requirements, will continue to be accepted. However, it is highly unlikely that your eligibility for any financial aid will be processed in time for the fall semester fee payment deadline. We encourage you to plan accordingly; students should be prepared to make payment by the fall payment deadline of August 27th. If eligible and enrolled in appropriate course work, your financial aid application will be processed and aid delivered to you during the semester.
- Another important note: If you are applying as a transfer student for summer 2019, you should complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA and 2018-2019 GT Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid since the summer semester is part of the current 2018-2019 academic year. The 2018-2019 FAFSA officially closes on June 30, 2019 so after this date, you will no longer be able to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
- 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 7/06/18