NOTE: UOG sent out information yesterday about its new financial aid program. The Governor and Lt. Governor are sending this supplemental release so it reaches our office’s email network.
“Many people are struggling financially. But, that shouldn’t hinder anyone from pursuing a degree that can open doors for you in the future. UOG is always working to provide their students with opportunities to succeed. The Access to Higher Education Financial Assistance Program will help a lot of students who want to get a degree but are discouraged by the price of tuition.” — Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
UOG’s New Financial Aid Program:
UOG is offering another program that pays up to $3,000 in tuition per year per student. This is on top of other grants, loans and scholarships available to students. It’s called the Access to Higher Education Financial Assistance Program.
We encourage you to apply. Eligibility and award is based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Expected Family Contribution (EFC) score. The EFC score is a reflection of a students’ need for financial aid.
If you’re also receiving the federal Pell Grant, students may also be eligible. The deadline to apply for this financial aid program is August 30, 2013. Applications and other information are available online at UOG’s Financial Aid website: www.uog.edu/financialaid.
FAFSA isn’t just for the few:
There are many myths about the FAFSA. The reality is that the FAFSA is available for everybody. There are no minimum income requirements. There is no age cut-off to get funding. If you log on to www.fafsa.ed.gov, there is actually a step-by-step process to help you fill out the forms.
Students interested in receiving money for school should go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. There you can access FASFA forms and fill them out, learn more about applying and deadlines, and eligibility requirements.
Private scholarships are also an option:
There are many organizations throughout the island that offer some financial assistance through private scholarships. These are for students who are usually in a designated program at the University of Guam. This is money that can help students pay for tuition, books or other fees.
You may call for more information about the Access to Higher Education Financial Assistance Program by visiting the UOG Financial Aid office at the UOG Fieldhouse, or calling them at 735-2288/87/85/67/89/93/68, and 2570.
You can also access their website at www.uog.edu/financialaid. You can access their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uogfao, and Twitter account at www.twitter.com/uogfao.
Registration for Fall 2013 is ongoing.
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