Apply By: 4/19/2021
How to Finance Your Athens State Degree
We never want degree costs to get in the way of your education. That’s why we want to make sure you know your financial aid options.
Our Office of Financial Aid is happy to answer your questions about potential aid available to you. You can visit the office in person between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students who can’t make it to campus can contact the Office of Financial Aid by phone at (256) 233-8122 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for maximum aid, students must submit the necessary documentation by each semester’s priority deadline:
- Fall semester: June 15
- Spring semester: November 15
- Summer semester: April 15
Financial Aid Programs
We offer a variety of aid programs to ensure every eligible student has the chance to enroll at Athens State:
Grants are disbursed funds that don’t have to be repaid and can come from local, state, federal, and even private organizations. Learn more about grants.
Loans are disbursed funds that are paid back on an agreed-upon schedule, usually with a set interest rate. Though private loans are available from certain banks, most students make use of federal loans. Learn more about loans.
Work-study programs offer reduced tuition through employment with the school. Learn more about work study.
Military Tuition Assistance
Active-duty service members and military veterans are eligible for special tuition discounts. Learn more about military tuition assistance.
Tuition Payment Plan
Athens State’s payment plans allow students to break their tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. Learn more about our tuition payment plans.
Scholarships are merit-based financial awards, and Athens State awards more than $1 million in scholarships every year. Learn more about our scholarships.
Waivers and Partnerships
Athens State partners with certain employers to offer employee tuition waivers. Learn more about our waivers and partnerships.