Need-based assistance, including grants, work-study, and loans, is funded from federal, state, and institutional sources. A student’s eligibility to receive need-based assistance is determined by information submitted each year on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most need-based funds are limited; therefore, you must file the FAFSA in a timely manner. If a student has demonstrated need (the difference between the estimated cost of attendance and the expected family contribution), the Financial Aid Office will offer a financial aid package based on: (1) demonstrated need and (2) academic ability of the student (high school GPA and SAT scores). For renewal of aid, a continuing student must be making satisfactory progress and must have demonstrated need.
- Federal Pell Grant: Eligibility for this grant is based on federal methodology. Awards for full time enrollment range from $639 to $6,345 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Award amounts will be reduced for less than full-time enrollment.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Eligibility for this grant is based on federal methodology and priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients demonstrating the most financial need.
- Appleby Grant: This grant was established in 1964 by Mr. Scott B. Appleby for local full-time students who demonstrate need and maintain satisfactory progress.
- Young Harris College Grant: This grant is awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory progress.
- United Methodist Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded on the basis of active interest and participation in The United Methodist Church, character, scholarship, promise of useful service, and financial need. Visit the Methodist web sites for further information concerning scholarship opportunities ( gbhem.org or umhef.org.).
- O. Wayne Rollins Scholarship Fund: Each year, the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation provides a number of scholarships for deserving students. The College’s scholarship committee submits recommendations to the Rollins Foundation for final selection of the recipients of these scholarships. These scholarships are renewable if the conditions for renewal are met.
- Work-Study: Work-Study is awarded to students from federal need-based funds (Federal Work-Study) and institutional non-need based funds (YHC Work-Study). Workers earn minimum wage or higher and usually work between five to ten hours per week. To view a list of current job openings and to apply for Work-Study, log into YHC Connect at http://connect.yhc.edu, click on the ‘Student Life’ tab, and then ‘Student Work’. If you have questions about student employment, contact Mrs. Dilyn Cox, Coordinator of Student Work & Internships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-379-5374.
For more information, contact the Office of Financial Assistance & Planning.