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How do scholarships affect financial aid?
Some scholarships do not allow students to receive scholarship in excess of the full cost of attendance. If you are already on a full scholarship prior to receiving another scholarship, your primary scholarship funding may be reduced dollar-for-dollar when the new funding is applied to your account.  If you already receive student loans and are awarded a scholarship, the funding may be applied towards paying down your loans, depending on the type of loan.  All eligible students are encouraged to apply for scholarships since being recognized as a scholar is an honor that you can list on your resume. Students may view the cost of attendance at www.finaid.gatech.edu.
What is considered freshman year, sophomore year, etc.?

For the purpose of meeting the requirements to retain the Dean's Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship, academic years are determined by Georgia Tech credit hours earned. AP, IB and Transfer credit hours will not be included.

  • Freshman year is considered the time between 0 and 29 Georgia Tech credit hours earned.
  • Sophomore year is considered the time between 30 and 59 Georgia Tech credit hours earned.
  • Junior year is considered the time between 60 and 89 Georgia Tech credit hours earned.
  • Senior year is considered any time after 91 Georgia Tech credit hours are earned.
Can the Dean's Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship be used for a study abroad?

Yes.

Dean's Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarships can be used towards study abroads any semester. However, the study abroad must be a GT Study Abroad Program.

What classes are included in the BSBA core business curriculum?
Any MGT, Acct or Econ class in considered part of the BSBA core business curriculum.
Are MGT, Acct, or Econ classes that transfer into Georgia Tech counted in the minimum number of BSBA classes I need to take for the DS and FMS?

No.

Students must complete a minimum number of classes in the BSBA core business curriculum each year in order to retain their scholarship. This minimum is very easy to reach. MGT, Acct and Econ classes that transfer into GT (either as AP, IB or transfer) do not count towards this minimum.

Assuming all requirements are met, how long will I receive the Dean's Scholarship or Faculty Merit Scholarship?

The Dean's Scholarship and Faculty Merit Scholarship are four year scholarships which are broken down into eight semesters. The eight semesters can be used with the following guidelines:

  • The Scholarship must be used towards an undergraduate business degree at Georgia Tech.
  • Students have five academic years, or until undergraduate graduation, to use their eight semesters of funding.
  • The Scholarship can only be used two out of three semesters during an academic year. An academic year starts fall semester and includes the following spring and summer semester.
Can I use my Dean's Scholarship or Faculty Merit Scholarship during a summer semester?

Yes, but read carefully.

The Dean's Scholarship and the Faculty Merit Scholarship can only be used two out of three semesters an academic year. An academic year starts fall semester and includes the following spring and summer semester. A student can only use their scholarship during a summer semester, if they did not use it the proceeding fall or spring semester. The choice is up to the student and it is always advised to plan early.