Financial Aid

Education Worthy of Investment
Education Worthy of Investment

Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students to be strong, capable, well-rounded leaders full of integrity and character. To realize your full potential, we challenge you to open your mind and heart. We encourage you to embark on a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and truth. We will work to instill in you the responsibility that comes with such an education.

With a typical class size of 13, our intimate setting allows students and faculty to work closely, forging nurturing relationships and strong bonds that endure well past graduation. Young Harris College has been able to accomplish more because of our size, and you can, too. Widespread opportunities exist in the classroom, on the field, on stage and in the community so you can build your skills, experience and résumé.

Our small, private institution has launched thousands of careers, and we’re proud of alumni success in various industries around the globe. What do YHC alumni have in common? A fierce loyalty to the College and a lifelong relationship with the people who helped them realize their true potential.

This is the value of Young Harris College, and you’ll see this is an education worthy of investment.

Office of Financial Assistance
Office of Financial Assistance

At Young Harris College, we review each family's financial situation to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid. This aid may be in the form of grants, loans and/or on-campus employment opportunities. For us to review your family's financial situation, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 001604.

All forms and supporting documentation (if requested) should be completed by May 1 each year to receive priority consideration for federal, state and institutional funds for the upcoming school year.

We also automatically consider all admitted freshmen for merit-based scholarships. All we need is your application and high school transcript.

Merit-based scholarships, such as YHC Academic Scholarships, the HOPE Scholarship and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, can be added to Athletic or Fine Arts scholarships. In fact, more than 95 percent of YHC students receive some form of scholarship or grant.

Types of Aid
Merit-Based Assistance (Scholarships)

Young Harris College has an outstanding merit-based scholarship program that recognizes students for academic, athletic and fine arts abilities, to name a few.

Need-Based Assistance and Other Scholarships

Need-based assistance includes grants, work-study and loans and is funded from federal, state and institutional sources. Eligibility is determined by information submitted each year on the FAFSA.


Loans are sources of funding that allow students to spread the cost of education over time. Loans must be paid back, even if the student does not complete his/her education.

Financial Aid Disbursement
Financial Aid Disbursement

Provided you have a complete financial aid file and your enrollment status is verified, then financial aid awards, excluding work-study, will typically be applied to your student account during the 3rd week of classes each semester. Students who fail to enroll or attend classes are not eligible for financial aid.

Awards that require documentation will not be disbursed until all requirements for disbursement are met. Scholarships and grants from outside agencies are forwarded to the YHC Business Office and listed as “Outside Scholarships” on your award letter. You are required to notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside scholarship that will be paid to YHC on your behalf.

Federal Direct Loans and Parent PLUS loans are disbursed as outlined in your guarantee statement by your guarantee agency once you have completed all of your loan requirements. If you wish to make changes to or cancel a loan disbursement, or if you have any questions concerning disbursement of financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance.

Financial Aid Grievances

YHC students who have exhausted the complaint procedure offered by the College may file a complaint with the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. Further information on the Commission’s complaint procedure may be found here.

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