University of North Georgia
Scholarship Loan ProgramThe University of North Georgia
(UNG) Military Scholarship Loan Program is a service cancellable
loan program funded by the State of Georgia and administered by the
Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA).
The program provides full scholarships to enable outstanding
Georgia students interested in pursuing a military career to attend
the University of North Georgia, one of the nation's most
prestigious senior military colleges.
Recipients agree to serve in Georgia's Army National Guard for
eight years (four while enrolled at UNG and four after
- A full four-year scholarship to UNG covers tuition, fees, room,
meals, books and uniforms.
To be eligible, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the
definition of an eligible non-citizen under Federal Title IV
- Be a legal resident of Georgia, as defined by GSFC, for a
minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of
registration at the institution for the school term for which a
scholarship is being sought;
- Qualify for regular admission to UNG;
- Have demonstrated "Academic Excellence" at the high school
- Meet mental and physical health standards required for
commission in the Georgia National Guard;
- Be an entering freshman enrolled full time in order to receive
a full, four-year scholarship loan;
- Meet federal Title IV Selective Service registration
requirements. The requirement to register applies to males who were
born on or after January 1, 1960, are at least 18, are citizens or
eligible non-citizens, and not currently on active duty in the
- Not be in default on a federal Title IV or State of Georgia
educational loan previously obtained from or through GSFA unless
the student has made satisfactory arrangements for repayment;
- Be in compliance with the Drug-Free Post-secondary Education
Act of 1990.
Serve for four years in the Georgia Army National Guard after
graduation from the University of North Georgia.
Recipients who do not fulfill the service obligation must repay
the total amount received, plus interest, within five years.
Principal deferment options are available for eligible
to obtain the forms necessary to start
your loan cancellation.
Download a University of North
Georgia Military Scholarship Loan Program application . The application must be completed and received by
GSFA each year in order to be considered.
The student must complete Section A and write an essay in Section
B of the application. The student must also attach a letter of
recommendation from an administrative official at the high school.
The student must also attach an official high school transcript,
class schedule of the senior year, and the most current SAT scores.
In addition, the application must be forwarded to the member of the
Georgia General Assembly that represents the student's
congressional area, for completion of Section C.
Once a student is considered to be eligible for the University
of North Georgia Military Scholarship Loan program, he or she is
required to sign a promissory note to serve four years in the
Georgia National Guard beginning after graduation. The scholarship
loan funds are then disbursed to the school on the student's behalf
to cover all expenses for the four-year term of enrollment.
Eligible Colleges and Universities
This program is available at the University of North Georgia
(UNG). You can learn about this school by reading
Full details regarding the programs guidelines, policies and
procedures can be found in the University of
North Georgia Military Scholarship Loan Program regulations .