Financial Aid

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The Financial Aid staff is eager to help you navigate the process of funding your college education. Let us assist you with applying for aid and help you choose the most affordable options.

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year so we can award all Federal, State, Institutional and Private aid you are eligible to receive.

Visit our helpful topics below and in the navigation to the left under Financial Aid for detailed information and let us know if you have questions. Our team is here to help you bring your brilliance!




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(404) 756-4002


Building 650

Mailing Address:

Office of Financial Aid
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310



Financial Aid Helpful Topics

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Federal School Code

Atlanta Metropolitan State College school code: 012165

Applying for Aid

To apply for financial aid a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

Students may complete the FAFSA application by clicking here or at . Atlanta Metropolitan State College's school code is '012165' and must be listed on the FAFSA application.

What is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application that a student must complete to apply for the following financial aid programs that are available at Atlanta Metropolitan State College:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Student Loans
  • Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • HOPE/Zell Miller Grant or Scholarship
  • Limited funded federal/state campus-based aid such as:
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)

The sooner you apply, the better. Some aid is limited and you don't want to miss out!

Completing Your File

A student's financial aid file must consist of the following items before aid can be awarded:

  • A valid FAFSA received by the semester's deadline date that does not have to be corrected or correction has been made by the deadline. *A Rejected FAFSA is not valid.
  • If required, the appropriate years' federal tax transcripts from the Internal Revenue Service and verification worksheet.
  • Any other requested documents submitted by the deadline.
  • Officially accepted for admissions to the college; all documents and records submitted to the Admissions Office by the financial aid deadline
  • Upon completion of file, a student will receive an award letter, if eligible.
  • Students are encouraged to check financial aid status via the "Student Portal"

Deadline Dates:

To ensure that financial aid funds are available to students to pay their fees at registration, the Financial Aid Office must receive the FAFSA information and any other required and requested documents by the following deadlines:

Semester Deadline
Fall 2024 Students need to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA by August 1, 2024.
Spring 2024 Students need to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA by November 1, 2024.
Summer 2024 Students need to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA by May 1, 2024.
Types of Aid and Student Information

There are five different groups of aid offered at Atlanta Metropolitan State College.


A loan is money borrowed from a commercial lender, a governmental agency, or a postsecondary school that must be repaid, which includes the amount borrowed plus interest, a service-cancelable loan will not have to be repaid. Be smart and borrow only what is needed for your educational expenses.

Federal Loans

Atlanta Metropolitan State College participates in the Federal Stafford Loan program which allows students who are enrolled half time or more (6 or more semester hours) to borrow money for educational expenses. Your eligibility will be reviewed for Federal Stafford Loan when you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Should a student drop below 6 hours during the enrollment period, the lender is notified, and all remaining loan funds are canceled, when appropriate.

Every student who has a complete FAFSA will be offered a loan and will receive instructions on how to accept or deny the loan.

Federal Subsidized Loan

Subsidized means repayment on the borrowed amount (principle) is deferred and the interest on the loan is paid by the federal government while you are enrolled in school.

Federal Unsubsidized Loan

Unsubsidized means repayment on the borrowed amount (principle) is deferred while you are enrolled at least half time but you are responsible for paying the interest on the loan while you are in school; however, you can elect to postpone (capitalize) the interest payments while in school and the accrued interest will be added to your loan debt.

Federal Parent PLUS Loan

The parent PLUS loan is a loan for parents of dependent undergraduate students. Parents with a good credit history may receive PLUS loans. PLUS loan eligibility is not based on financial need, so these loans are made regardless of income level. PLUS repayment starts within 60 days after all loan funds are disbursed. Parents may use a PLUS loan to borrow the entire cost of attendance minus any other financial aid their child receives. The interest rate is variable, subject to change every July, but has a cap set by the government.


Federal Pell Grant

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and cannot have already earned a bachelor's degree. The Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award is determined by the Cost of Attendance (COA) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or Student Aid Index (SAI) as calculated by the U.S. Department of Education through the financial aid application Process. Awards for part-time students (enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours) are prorated based on the students' enrollment status. Your enrollment status for Pell Grant purposes is determined by the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled as of the end of the scheduled Drop/Add period for the term or the date you completed the Application Process, which ever is later:

  • If you are enrolled full time (twelve or more credit hours), you receive your full eligibility for the term.
  • If you are enrolled nine to eleven credit hours, you receive three-fourths of your eligibility for the term.
  • If you are enrolled six to eight credit hours, you receive one-half of your eligibility for the term.
  • If you are enrolled in fewer than six credit hours, you receive one-fourth of your eligibility for the term.
  • A student cannot receive a Federal Pell Grant from more than one school for the same period of time.
  • The Financial Aid Office must have received your electronic FAFSA from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. with a Pell eligible EFC or SAI before the end of your last term of attendance for the financial aid award year in order for you to be considered for the Federal Pell Grant.

A student may be eligible for PELL in the summer semester depending on their progress. Please check with the Financial Aid Office regarding eligibility.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to undergraduate students. Eligibility is based on Established Financial Need, and funding is limited to students with full Federal Pell Grant eligibility. FSEOG is awarded on an as available basis automatically to the students who completed their FAFSA early.

Federal Work Study

What is Federal Work Study?

The Federal Work Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to each student's course of study.

How much will I make?

You'll earn at least the current federal minimum wage, but the amount might be higher. Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply, your level of need, and the funding level of your school.

Are Federal Work-Study jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you'll usually work in a job that is related to your course of study. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can't exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your supervisor will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.


Veteran Benefits are processed through Veteran Affairs in the Building 600 suite 115.

State Aid

HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship are available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarships provide money to assist students with a portion of the tuition cost at a HOPE Scholarship eligible college or university.

Georgia's HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships have program eligibility requirements, academic requirements, and a length of eligibility. Please visit for information about the application, program information, and requirements.

Note: Georgia public and private high school graduates can track their HOPE Scholarship status from high school graduation through 127 attempted hours of college credit in their GAfutures account at My High School HOPE GPA at

Basic Steps to Apply Online for Financial Aid
  • Step 1: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Under "Apply for Aid" select "Complete the FAFSA Form" You will need to complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA for Fall, 2023, Spring, 2024 and Summer, 2024. You will need to have your FSA username and password to complete the FAFSA If you do not have a FSA ID, please create one at Once in the FAFSA, you will need to add our school code which is 012165

  • Step 2: If you are accepting loans complete your Master Promissory Note; or MPN, at Login using the same FSA ID and Password that you use for your FAFSA Click "Complete Aid Process". You will complete a MPN for Undergraduates

  • Step 3: If you are accepting loans complete your Master Promissory Note; or MPN, at Login using the same FSA ID and Password that you use for your FAFSA Click "Complete Aid Process". You will complete yout Entrance Counseling for Undergraduates
Financial Aid Staff

The Atlanta Metropolitan State College Financial Aid staff is committed to providing exceptional services in finding appropriate means to assist in paying for a college education. Our goal is to assist students in financing their college education and making good choices on funding. Our staff will assist you in every facet of the financial aid process and in making your education as affordable as possible.

Mrs. Jody DeFore, Director of Financial Aid
Telephone: (404)756-4002

Mrs. LaTonya White, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Ms. Jennifer Wimbish-Robinson, Senior Financial Aid Counselor

Mrs. Kendra Perdichizzi, Part-time Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid Coaching

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy and Appeals Process

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Appeals Process

A student who has lost eligibility for financial aid due to Satisfactory Academic Progress may feel that there were unforeseeable circumstances that prevented them from meeting these requirements. In such cases, the student will adhere to the following appeals process.

  1. The first step is to complete the student appeals form. Go to and select "Students" and the "Student Portal"
  2. Enter your User ID (AMSCID) and your PIN. Contact the Registrar's Office for PIN information.
  3. Please be sure to follow the instructions carefully and accurately. Provide all of the requested information and requested documents explaining the circumstances that resulted in performing below the required standard.
  4. Check your Atlanta State Metropolitan State College email for updates to your status and requests for additional information.
  5. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee will review the Appeal and will determine whether the appeal is granted. The student will be advised in writing of the decision.