Georgia's independent colleges and universities are dedicated to providing a seamless transition for Georgia's brightest students. 25 GICA member colleges accept dual credit coursework earned prior to admission.
"My family does not have the ability to fund my educational pursuits, so federal and state aid along with institutional grants have made it possible for me to receive a high-quality education from knowledgeable and passionate professors in small class settings"
Institutional grant aid are funds raised by the campus annually and provided to the student with no expectation of repayment. The majority of student aid at GICA member institutions come from this source.
From 1983 to the present, independent colleges and universities continue to provide affordable, high quality education. Over the past decade, the published tuition and fees at public four-year institutions have increased twice as fast, (50 percent) as at independent colleges and universities (25 percent)
Nationally, students at independent colleges receive three times the amount of institutional aid as do students at public universities and five times as much as students at for-profit institutions. Independent, not for profit colleges and universities are dedicated to providing high quality education that is affordable to all.
A review of default rates on student loans for graduates of For Profit, Public and Not For Profit Colleges in 2011 and 2012. For Profit schools have the highest default rate while non profit colleges have the lowest rates.