Gaining admission to a university is not a problem for many students. However, going the extra mile to pursue that education has been a major stumbling block in the way of many due to lack of funds.
At the university of Ghana, a special desk has been created to assist such students— the Students Financial Aid Office.
Students Financial Aid Office
The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) was necessitated by the increasing number of applications and requests from students for financial assistance. Established in August 2005 the University of Ghana sees the operation of the SFAO as strategic and an integral part of its programmes as it enables needy but bright students to access university education. Financial aid is available to Ghanaian students and is intended to remove the cost barriers that may prevent one from pursuing one’s educational goals.
Financial aid provided by the University involves financial support towards academic fees only. The additional elements would be added as resources become available. Assistance is available from a variety of sources such as funding from Government, the University, and other private sources. Brilliant students who demonstrate significant financial need may qualify for financial aid.
Financial Aid at the University is in the form of a full scholarship, partial scholarship, fee arrangements and, on-campus work-study or part-time job opportunities for students.
In order to qualify to apply for and receive financial aid from the University of Ghana, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
If you are unsure about any of the criteria stated above, please contact the Students Financial Aid Office.
The application process for financial aid for continuing students commences in November of each year. The awards are made by the end of the second semester, to be utilised in the following academic year.
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