While the financial aid application process is relatively easy, individual circumstances may create complications. We highly encourage early application (as soon as possible after October 1st of the academic year in which the student plans to enroll), and a prompt response to any request for additional information from the Office of Student Financial Aid. It should be noted that incomplete files cannot be processed. Please let the financial aid office know if you need additional assistance or information.

Follow these simple steps to apply for financial aid at Augusta University:

Step 1

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Allow up to 5 to 7 days for processing. Remember to list Augusta University (School Code 001579) as your institutions of choice.

The FAFSA will generate a Student Aid Report (SAR). Upon receipt, carefully read the instructions and check the SAR for accuracy. Make corrections if necessary. Students DO NOT need to submit the SAR to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Important Notice: All students that are offered a Federal Direct Loan must complete all requirements (if applicable) requested on their student accounts and ACCEPT or DECLINE all offered awards in POUNCE.

Step 2

Check your POUNCE account to see if you have been selected for verification.

Students selected for verification will need to provide all of the required additional documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

If the verification process results in mandatory corrections, the Office of Student Financial Aid will resubmit the corrections to the federal processor. Turn-around time can take up to 2 weeks. Please take appropriate action and plan for some possible out-of-pocket expenses.

Step 3

Accept your financial aid offer package.

After aid has been processed, students can accept or decline their loans via POUNCE. 

  1. Log into POUNCE
  2. Click “Financial Aid”
  3. Click “Offer”
  4. Select “Offer for Aid Year” and the correct aid year
  5. Click “Accept Offer” 

Post-Baccalaureate students must turn in a Direct Loan Request Form, and must also submit a Post-Baccalaureate Certification Form for any semesters they wish to receive student loans. Turn-around time varies, so apply as early as possible.

Please note that if you are Accepting loans as part of your offer package, you must complete the Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov.

How to Apply For:

Federal Aid

A step by step guide to completing your FAFSA application.


Scholarships are gifts that don't need to be repaid. Apply here.


Includes HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, and Dual Enrollment.