You've probably spent tons of time reading about college tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and loans - but that shouldn't be the end of your college financial research. When you get to campus, you may want extra help navigating the next four years and all of the financial decisions along the way.
Find out how the school you attend can help you with the dollars and cents through its programs and resources. Here's what the University of Georgia offers.
Students at University of Georgia have a variety of financial options to help pay for their education. There is helpful and budget-friendly program called The Double Dawgs Program to help students achieve a Master’s Degree dream by pursuing a combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree education in five years or less.
There is a section on the Student Page of the University of Georgia called Money Matters. Under this heading, there is a large list of services and tools provided by the University to help students understand and pay for UGA. Additionally, students will find other helpful financial resources such as:
Peer Financial Counseling Program with templates, information, guides, and resources on any financial topic you can think of. This is a program where peers (fellow students) provide financial guidance and information to other students who are seeking it under the assumption that these students will retain and accept the information better if it is coming from a peer.
Bulldog Bucks Debit Card is a program where you or family/friends can deposit money that will go on this debit card to use on campus purchases. Common places where you will be able to use these funds are the dining halls, for copies/printing, and other approved vendors on campus.
UGA provides an External Scholarship page with links to a variety of outside scholarship sources. UGA encourages students to check with departments within the college for additional scholarship opportunities.
For students who may be suffering from financial challenges and hardship, UGA has a page dedicated to helping. The Financial Hardship page contains information and resources within the community, for food, funding, guidance and support. Resources include dining hall assistance, food pantry access, sliding fee clinic and doctor listings, personal hygiene items, free snacks, etc.
UGA Extension offers a variety of finance-related classes and workshops including ones on bankruptcy and home buying among other ongoing offerings. In addition, you will have access to information about county resources and articles.
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