Your Guided Path Toward Completing Your Georgia State University Financial Aid
Your Guided Path
If you’re trying to make sense of your financial aid steps and don’t know where to begin, we have some information that’s perfect for you. In this month’s blog, we’ll discuss a full breakdown of your Georgia State Guided Path as you complete your financial aid process. Stay tuned for all of the financial information you’ll need!
Learn About Your Financial Aid
Just because you don’t know anything about financial aid, doesn’t mean it’s impossible to learn. When you consider how you’ll pay for tuition, housing, books, transportation, etc, you can expect to utilize your financial aid. Options such as grants, scholarships and loans are some of the resources that might make up your financial aid. For a deep dive into everything concerning your financial aid, check out these videos here.
Apply for Financial Aid
Now that you know what financial aid is, you can begin applying for all available aid. Complete your FAFSA, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid to make sure you maximize every dollar to cover the cost of your education. Use this website, use the Georgia State University school code, 001574 and follow these steps to get started.
After submitting your FAFSA, check your PAWS account after five business days to ensure that no additional records are needed. Some students may need to send verification records even after submitting their FAFSA. If this is you, don’t worry, just log in to your PAWS account to send any requested forms.
When you’ve decided that your financial award is in a good place and you’re ready to move forward, you can accept your award. Simply log in to PAWS and accept your award! The complete steps toward accepting your award can be found in the Accept tab in the Guided Steps here.
Now that you’ve completed the biggest step in your financial aid Guided Path, be sure to review your account. If you have a remaining balance, you can review your payment options. Some of the ways you can cover your balance are by using PantherPay, a third-party formal billing agreement or a Georgia State University payment plan. If a credit has been applied to your account, you can click here to receive your refund.
See that’s wasn’t so bad! Since you’ve done all of your financial aid steps that are listed above, you can rest easy knowing that this process is complete. I can’t wait to see you on campus in a few weeks!