Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

Types of Financial Aid

Types of aid for which one might be eligible include:

  • The Federal Pell Grant
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • The Federal ACG Grant
  • The Federal SMART Grant
  • The Federal Work Study Program (FWSP)
  • The Federal Direct Loan Program

Depending on financial need, the maximum that a student may borrow from the combined Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loan Program is:

Class

Dependent

Independent

Freshman

$5,500

$9,500

Sophomore

$6,500

$10,500

Junior/Senior

$7,500

$12,500

The total undergraduate loan amount is $31,000 for Dependent students and $57,500 for Independent students.

The PLUS Direct Loan Program enables parents with good credit histories to borrow funds for each child who is enrolled at least half-time and is a dependent student. Students whose parents are denied a parent plus loan are eligible for additional loan funds.

The HOPE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students attending Georgia post-secondary institutions who achieve academic excellence throughout their high school studies.

To be eligible for HOPE, a student must:

  • Be a Georgia resident
  • Have graduated from a Georgia High School in 1993 or later
  • Have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in all academic classes
  • And meet other regulatory requirements

Payment for Non-credit Courses

For a student to receive financial aid funds for remedial work, the course work must be necessary for the student to pursue the eligible post secondary program. Students may not receive financial aid funds to pay for courses that they audit.