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: 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 one parent will need an FSA User ID and Password to complete the FAFSA online. You can create your FSA User ID and Password at 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 a GSFAPPS. The Zell Miller Scholarship pays $5,616 per academic year ($2,808 per semester), HOPE Scholarship pays $4,304 per academic year ($2,152 per semester) and GTEG pays $850 per academic year. Log in to your account at GAfutures.org to check your HOPE GPA.
4. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Apply for as many outside scholarships as possible. Use sources like Fastweb, Scholarships.com, Bold, Niche and Peterson's to research and apply for external scholarships. Keep in mind, reputable sites typically do not charge for their services.