Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at Clayton State University is committed to providing quality financial aid services. We administer federal Title IV programs, State of Georgia programs, federal VA Education Benefits, and provide scholarship assistance to eligible students who seek financial educational funding via these resources.

Types of Financial Aid Offered

The Office of Financial Aid Office provides federal and state student aid. The Office also administers scholarships and Veterans Affairs benefits. Procedures for applying for assistance can be found at

Federal Financial Aid consists of grants, work-study, and loans. Students interested in federal financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This form must be completed each academic year in which the student would require financial assistance. The federal funds are:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Federal Work-Study Program
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan (for parents and graduate students)

More detailed information on these types of federal funds can be found at

State Financial Aid consists of scholarships and grants. Students interested in the HOPE Programs must complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS). It is recommended that all students complete the FAFSA form so that the Office of Financial Aid can award students both federal and state aid. If a student does not complete a FAFSA form, but completes the GSFAPPS Application instead, the Office of Financial Aid can only award HOPE funds. The state funds include:

  • HOPE Scholarship
  • Zell Miller Scholarship
  • HOPE Career Grant
  • Zell Miller Grant
  • HOPE GED Grant
  • REACH Scholarship
  • Dual Enrollment Program
  • HOPE GED Voucher
  • Georgia’s HERO Scholarship Program
  • Public Safety Memorial Grant
  • Student Access Loan
  • Georgia National Guard Service Canceleable Loan

Institutional Scholarships funded through the Clayton State University Foundation. These scholarships vary from year to year. Current scholarship information can be found at