Apply for Aid
There are four steps to apply for aid at YHC:
1. APPLY TO YHC
Complete the YHC Admission Application. Scholarship and financial aid awards are made only after a student has been officially accepted. All freshmen admitted to Young Harris College are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
2. Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Complete the FAFSA using our school code, which is 001604. The FAFSA determines eligibility for need-based grants, work-study and need-based loans. Filing the FAFSA is an annual process, and it must be renewed every year. We recommend that students apply early because most need-based funding is limited. The FAFSA application is available after October 1 of each year and will use the income tax information from two years prior. The student and at least one parent will need a FSA User ID and Password to complete the FAFSA online. You can create your FSA User ID and Password online at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. We recommend you keep your FSA User ID and Password information in a safe place for future reference. All forms and supporting documentation (if requested) should be completed by May 1 to receive priority consideration for federal, state and institutional funds.
3. Apply for THE GTEG, Zell Miller and HOPE scholarshipS (GEORGIA RESIDENTS ONLY)
Georgia residents who do not file a FAFSA must complete GSFAPPS. The Zell Miller Scholarship pays $4,616 per academic year ($2,308 per semester), HOPE Scholarship pays $4,178 per academic year ($2,089 per semester), and GTEG pays $950 per academic year. Eligible students taking at least six credit hours qualify for a part-time Zell Miller Scholarship ($1,154 per semester) or HOPE Scholarship ($1,044.50 per semester). Log in to your account at gafutures.org to check your HOPE GPA.