UGA extends commitment deadline for incoming Georgia Residents

Extension provides flexibility to students as they evaluate financial aid packages

The University of Georgia is extending its commitment deadline from May 1 to May 15 for incoming first-year students who are Georgia residents. The decision is due to delays with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

The extension is intended to provide admitted students and their families additional time to review, understand, and consider financial aid offers before making a final decision.

May 1 is still the deadline for admitted undergraduate students who are classified as Non-Georgia Residents and International students for tuition purposes.

“The University of Georgia is committed to access and affordability,” said Andy Borst, vice provost for enrollment management. “Our Georgia residents are most likely to be impacted by the delay in federal financial aid, so we want to give them more time to make informed decisions. We are monitoring the situation and trying to be flexible so students, particularly those from low-income and first-generation backgrounds, can make sound decisions about college opportunities.”

Admitted students would normally receive financial aid offers in March, and often with their acceptance letters. This year, it might be May before federal aid award amounts are announced.

The university will consider extensions beyond May 15 on a case-by-case basis for students who email [email protected].

UGA has removed the priority deadline for financial aid.

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