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Financial Aid Information

Compared to other colleges, you won’t find a better education with a better value anywhere. Students at GHC can complete an associate degree for less than $8,000. That’s half the cost for the same courses students take at other colleges and universities across the country.

At Georgia Highlands College, we don’t want money to stand between you and your education.  The Department of Student Financial Aid is here to assist you in the application process for all types of financial aid.  Financial Aid is available to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work programs.  Georgia Highlands College complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA (Hyperlink to new page that needs creating before launch that contains all confidentiality/Ferpa text from existing financial aid page), which prohibits the release of educational records without student permission.

To be considered for Federal and State financial aid, you must be admitted to Georgia Highlands College and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  On the FAFSA, you should request that the information be sent to Georgia Highlands College. Our school code is 009507.


The Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step for all students to receive financial aid. The FAFSA application is free to fill out and is necessary to be qualified for receiving Federal Student Aid, the Pell Grant, Federal Work Study and Direct Loans. Learn More>>>


HOPE,  Zell Miller, and other scholarships are provided as resources to students who qualify. These scholarships are contingent on a student’s GPA and may be affected for SAT or ACT scores and number of completed semester hours. Learn More >>>

Loans and Grants

There are a few different loan and grant options available to our students including:

Loan Options

  • Direct Loans
  • Student Access Loan (SAL)
  • Private Student Loans
  • It’s important to review all information regarding loan options, amounts and interest rates. Learn More>>>

Grant Options

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • It’s important to review all information regarding grant options. Learn More>>>

Payment Plan

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time with Nelnet. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll! Learn More>>>