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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University of Georgia Foundation (UGAF) generously provides all Washington Semester Program students with a minimum $500 scholarship. Additionally, the program allocates scholarship funds for students who demonstrate financial need.

Other student financial aid and scholarships may be used to pay for program costs. In order to be considered for need-based financial aid, students must complete the FAFSA every year. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine if your current means of financial assistance can be used to pay for program-related costs.

In addition to UGA fees, students are responsible for travel to and from Washington and all related living expenses that are not included in the program fee (i.e. meals).

Please Note: All recipients of state aid, including HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships, must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to apply for these scholarships.

You can find more information about the FAFSA completion process as well as the schedule of FAFSA completion assistance dates and times at FAFSA