The Office of Student Financial Aid notifies you of your federal financial aid award package by email. You can view and accept your award package in PAWS. Any federal grants you are awarded are automatically accepted for you. The federal work-study program and federal loans require you to accept any awards through your PAWS account.
Before accepting any federal aid, make sure you will be enrolled for all semesters for which you are accepting aid. If an award amount is offered for a semester in which you will not be enrolled, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid
- Go to paws.gsu.edu (or visit www.gsu.edu and click on PAWS under the Students tab).
- Log in to PAWS. Then, select the Finances tab.
- Go to the Financial Aid Information menu (section on the bottom right).
- Click on the Access My Financial Aid Information link.
- Click on the Award Information menu. Click on Award by Aid Year.
- Choose the appropriate academic year. (The new academic year starts with fall and ends with summer.)
- Click on the Accept Award Offer tab. Pay attention to the award period (whether one or two semesters).
- Carefully read and follow the instructions to accept the amount (if any) that you want.
*Note: Undergraduate loans are awarded based on two semesters. Make sure the amount you select covers two semesters.
- If you already made a decision on PAWS, to adjust the amount or award period, you must complete a Loan Change Form or submit a written request in the Enrollment Service Center.
The Student Financial Management Center and the Offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid are available to assist you. We ask all students use Panther Answer to submit their questions.
If you are not a student or you have not been admitted to the university, please send an email to SFMCguest@gsu.edu. Please include your full name and phone number in your message. One of our staff will respond to your question.