How to Apply for Aid
We are excited that you have chosen our school to expand your education! Middle Georgia State
has a proven curriculum that demonstrates a successful learning experience. We understand
that the cost of education has risen, however, the Office of Financial Aid is here to assist
all students by improving the students' knowledge of aid. We want Middle Georgia State’s students to be
aware of the many opportunities to finance an education.
Types of Aid Available
Federal Student Aid (Grants, work-study and Loans)
Some non-U.S. citizens qualify for federal student aid. To find out if you qualify as an "eligible noncitizen"
visit the Federal
Student Aid site. If you are not an eligible noncitizen then you cannot receive federal student aid.
Students who have only a “Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence” (I-171 or I-464), are in
the U.S. on an F-1 or F-2 student visa, or on a J-1 or J-2 Exchange Visitor Visa, or who hold a G series
visa (pertaining to international organizations) do not qualify for federal student aid.
Non-U.S. citizens may qualify for a wide range of scholarships.
Eligible noncitizens may request federal
Direct Loans. Non-U.S. citizens
may apply for Alternative Loans. Alternative education
loans are created and offered by private lenders, such as banks and credit unions. They are credit-based
loans and the lender sets the terms and conditions of the loan.