Types of Aid

Types of Aid

This page provides links to outside loans and grants, as well as Reinhardt scholarships. The different categories of financial assistance are listed here.

Federal Loans and Grants

We strongly encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as it is used to determine student loans and work study.  Reinhardt's Federal School Code is: 001589.  Use only the official web address -- www.fafsa.ed.gov -- to access the FAFSA.  There are websites with addresses which are similar to www.fafsa.ed.gov which charge a fee to redirect you to the correct governmental site.  You will not be charged this fee if you use the official FAFSA site.  

The U.S. Federal Government has many financial aid options to help offset the cost of an education.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application that determines eligibility for all Federal Aid, including:

  • The Federal PELL Grant: Grant available to undergraduate students considered to have low-income from the information submitted on the FAFSA.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Grant available to students receiving the Pell Grant and calculated to have a zero expected family contribution (EFC).

  • Direct Student Loans: An undergraduate student may apply for a Federal subsidized and/or unsubsidized student loan to assist with education costs.  Subsidized loans are available to students who have financial need.  Unsubsidized loans are available to students who do not have financial need.  Financial need is based on information entered on the FAFSA.

  • Direct Parent Loans: The parents of an undergraduate dependent student may apply for this type of Federal loan to assist with education costs.

State Scholarships and Grants

State of Georgia Financial Aid

The State of Georgia has several financial assistance programs available to Georgia residents. These programs are available for students who have resided in Georgia for 24 months prior to the beginning of the term for which they are applying, and for students who have recently graduated from a Georgia high school and have resided in Georgia for 12 months. A student must meet state eligibility requirements to receive state aid.

Please see www.gafutures.org for more information on the following programs:

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Hero Program
  • HOPE GED Grant
  • HOPE Scholarship
  • Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG)
  • Zell Miller Scholarship

Outside Aid

Outside Aid Opportunities

Outside Scholarship Search Tips

You can search for scholarships from private foundations and other donors for free!  Please use these tips to help you in your search:

Search for scholarships using free scholarship engines:

www.fastweb.com
www.gacollege411.org
www.collegeboard.com
www.studentaid.ed.gov

Use Google or Yahoo to search for special scholarships

You may be eligible for a scholarship based on your major, ethnic background, interests, medical history, and/or religion.

United Methodist Church sites include www.gbhem.org and www.umhef.org.

Students with physical or learning disabilities can contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation (part of the Department of Labor) for assistance.

Scholarships for Nursing Program Students

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

F.A. Davis Nursing Scholarships

Search for local scholarships within your county. 

Contacts for scholarships in your area might include your high school guidance counselor, local Chamber of Commerce, banks, and large companies or civic groups in your area.  The following outside aid links are recommended:

Etowah Foundation Scholarship - for Bartow County residents
General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (UMC Scholarship) - for United Methodist students
Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Ty Cobb Educational Foundation
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation - for United Methodist students
Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc. - for Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina students

Employer Tuition Assistance

Many employers offer tuition assistance for employees and their families.  Please check with the company's Human Resource Office to inquire about employer tuition assistance opportunities, eligibility, and application processes.

Reinhardt's Business Office requires additional steps related to Tuition Reimbursement.  Learn more about Tuition Reimbursement >

Below are links that offer additional information (Reinhardt is providing these links as a service.  Company policies may have changed since these webpages were published, so please check with your organization's Human Resources Office for the most up-to-date information.):

http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/employertuitionassistance.phtml

http://www.estudentloan.com/blog/10-companies-will-help-pay-college

http://corporate.publix.com/careers/why-publix/tuition-reimbursement

http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-that-will-pay-for-your-tuition-2014-6

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/07/02/a-company-education-program-thats-better-than-starbucks/

http://college.lovetoknow.com/Companies_That_Help_Employees_Pay_for_College

http://www.collegeplus.org/blog/33-companies-that-can-save-you-from-college-debt

Search Safely - Beware of Scams

While many scholarship search services will need some general information from you, do not give out personal information such as your Social Security Number.

You should not have to pay to search or apply for scholarships - if payment is requested, it might be a scam.  No one can guarantee that you will receive a scholarship, so beware of promises that are too good to be true.  When in doubt, contact your Financial Aid Counselor, and he or she will help to determine if the site is legitimate.

Please be aware that some letters, emails, phone calls, etc. you may receive may not be legitimate.  Scams that we have been informed about are posted here so you know they are not real.  If you ever question something sent to you, we encourage you to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid so we can help you verify its validity.

Scams:

www.FAFSA.com- DO NOT use this web address for FAFSA.  It will charge you to reroute you to the real FAFSA site.  You want to use www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Contact

Office of Student Financial Aid

Phone: 770.720.5667
Fax: 770.720.9126
financialaid@reinhardt.edu

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM