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Types of Financial Aid


SPSU participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. Loans are based on financial need and must be repaid over an extended period of time. Your FAFSA data determines how much loan aid you are eligible to receive. Additional Loan information.


Pell and SEOG

Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and need not be repaid. SPSU offers the PELL Grant and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Eligibility for each of these awards is determined by the financial data recorded on your FAFSA. Additional Grant Information.


Federal Work Study

SPSU participates in the Federal Work Study Program, which provides part-time employment for students on and off campus. Eligibility is determined by your FAFSA. Additional Federal Work Study Information.



SPSU awards scholarships to qualified students based on academic merit and financial need. Need-based scholarships take both financial need and academic criteria into account, while academic scholarships are based solely upon a student's specific academic program. Additional Scholarship Information.



If you are a United States veteran with VA benefits and are enrolled in a degree program at SPSU, you may be eligible to receive payment from the VA for tuition. Additional Veteran Information.


Hope Scholarship

The HOPE Scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who meet all Georgia HOPE eligibility requirements. See for current eligibility regulations.