Below is additional information about eligibility based on the most commonly received questions in the scholarship office.
Incoming freshman students are eligible to apply for scholarships, but incoming students MUST first receive an acceptance to GSU from our Admissions Office before applying for scholarships. (No exceptions.) Make sure to note both Admissions deadlines and Scholarship deadlines and plan to have all your materials submitted for Admission consideration 4-6 weeks prior to scholarship deadlines.
Incoming transfer students whose residence is classified as out-of-state may apply for the Campus Atlanta Scholarship, which reduces tuition from out-of-state to in-state rates. Students are still required to pay in-state tuition. Please check the Campus Atlanta Scholarship description for current minimum academic requirements. The Office of Admissions will contact incoming transfer students that are eligible for a limited number of merit-based awards.
Enrolled students are able to apply online for university-wide scholarships using their campus id and password. The scholarship directory provides contact information for college and major specific scholarships. Links are provided to the websites of externally-funded scholarships. Please keep in mind that Georgia State University is not responsible for the criteria, funding, and application process for externally-funded scholarships. Other resources outside of the Financial Aid Office may be awarded to a student to assist with college expenses. Other resources include any funding such as scholarships, grants, benefits, and/or loans that are awarded directly to a student by any university and/or non-university affiliates, businesses, organizations, groups or individuals. The Financial Aid Office is required to include other resources as part of a student's financial aid package. Federal law mandates that the university's Financial Aid Office cannot over award a student. The best practice is for students to inform the Financial Aid Office of any outside resources received.
International students who are incoming freshman or incoming transfer students with a valid F1, F2, or H4 Visa are eligible to apply for the Campus Atlanta Scholarship, which reduces tuition from out-of-state to in-state rates. Students are still required to pay in-state tuition. Please check the Campus Atlanta Scholarship description for current minimum academic requirements. Currently enrolled international students are not eligible for the Campus Atlanta Scholarship, but may be eligible for a need-based scholarship if they are in the last semester before graduating and meet stringent guidelines demonstrating financial need. Contact International Student & Scholar Services if you have questions about your visa status or eligibility for aid.
Incoming freshman and transfer students classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes are eligible to apply for the Campus Atlanta Scholarship, which reduces tuition from out-of-state to in-state rates. Students are still required to pay in-state tuition. Please check the Campus Atlanta Scholarship description for current minimum academic requirements.
Women age 30 and older are encouraged to visit the website of the American Association of University Women. Please be aware that this is a non-GSU site and AAUW is not affiliated with Georgia State University. Students 62 and older may be eligible for a tuition waiver. Please visit details about our GSU-62 Program for additional details and requirements.
Transient students are only eligible for aid offered at their home institution.
Due to federal and state laws, undocumented students are not eligible for federal or state funding. Eligibility for privately-funded scholarships is dependent on the stipulations of the donor. Please be aware the new Admissions standards adopted by the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia.
Please contact the graduate student coordinator of your program for information on Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Graduate Research Assistantships.
Incoming freshman are eligible for the Goizueta Scholarship. Please check the Goizueta Scholarship description for current minimum academic requirements. Latino students are also encouraged to contact the Latino Services and Outreach office for the contact information of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund student coordinator on campus and for information on additional funding sources.