Applying for Aid
Five Easy Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
Whether you’re new to Georgia State or a returning student, you can complete your financial journey by following the below 5 steps. Select each link for more information to on the federal financial aid process.
*Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) on your FAFSA
Students and parents who have filed their 2016 tax returns with the IRS are asked to use the IRS DRT when completing their 2018-2019 FAFSA online. This is a quick an easy way to transfer information from your federal tax turns directly into your FAFSA.
If you file your FAFSA before your federal tax return information is available, you can go back to your FAFSA and select the IRS Data Retrieval to update your tax information.
Students who are selected for verification but cannot use the IRS DRT will need to submit a copy of your tax return transcript from the IRS. You may request a tax return transcript by:
- Get Transcript Online Tool at www.irs.gov. Immediate receipt.
- Phone request from Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946. Takes 5 – 10 days.
- IRS2Go Mobile App irs.gov. Takes 5 – 10 days.
Georgia State's Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 001574.
Steps to View Your Award
1. Log into paws.gsu.edu
2. Click the Finances tab
3. Go to the Financial Aid information menu (bottom right)
4. Click the Access My Financial Aid Information link
5. Select Award Information and then Award by Term
Watch this short video for more information about your Award Letter.
Next, determine if your financial aid award will cover all of your charges (including tuition, fees and more). Learn more about How To Pay and Georgia State's Payment Plan option. You must use another approved payment method to pay any amount not covered by your financial aid award by the deadlines.