University of Ghana, legon Financial Aid

University of Ghana, legon Financial Aid

About University of Ghana, legon Financial Aid

Welcome to the Students Financial Aid Office Website!

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:

  1. Be a Ghanaian citizen
  2. Be enrolled as a regular student in full time programme of study
  3. Be able to demonstrate financial need
  4. Be brilliant, and
  5. Be making excellent academic progress as determined by the University.

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.

How To Apply For UG Sponsorship

You are required to read the eligibility page, download the appropriate form and submit a completed application form with all the supporting documentation to the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO). It is important that you respond fully to all the questions on the form that are applicable to you. You may be asked for additional information if corrections are needed or if any information/response on your application is not clear.

The next step is an interview of short listed applicants. If your application is successful, you will receive written notification from the SFAO describing the kind of financial aid that you have been awarded. The award would be credited to your student account at the University of Ghana.

FINANCIAL AID FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The SFAO will accept applications from students for the 2018-19 academic year from the beginning of the second semester (January/February 2018). Please download and submit the completed form together with supporting documents to the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) by 2.00 pm, Friday February 23, 2018.

• If you are applying for UG Sponsorship for the first time, or was unsuccessful with your previous application please download and use SFAO FORM I  (New applicants)

• If you have previously been awarded UG Sponsorship 2016/17 or an earlier one from SFAO, then please download and use SFAO FORM II  (Renewal).

If you have any questions you may call the Students Financial Aid Office on 0302-945312/0205-186904 or send an email to finaid@ug.edu.gh. You may also walk in during working hours to make enquiries.

OUR CONTACT

No. 11 East Legon,

Behind College of Basic and Applied Sciences

OR

Students Financial Aid Office

University of Ghana

P. O. Box LG 25 LEGON,

ACCRA, GHANA.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

The following are examples of documents that can be used to support applications:

• Official pay slip or payroll record of parents/guardians or the applicant.

• Recent school receipts/ bills of siblings of school going age.

• Tax return receipts– IRS, VAT, tabletop hawking receipts, etc.

• Birth Certificates (of siblings).

• Death Certificate or Burial permit (in case of death of a parent).

• Pension letter for retired parents/guardians.

• Bank Statements / Ghana Cocoa Board Farmers Association Passbook.

• SSNIT contribution statements.

• Money transfer receipts.

• National Health Insurance receipts (showing premium paid).

• Evidence of other dependants of parents/guardians.

• Any other supporting documents that you believe will assist in the processing, of your application.

Please Note 

It is important that your eligibility for student financial aid be based upon accurate information. In doing so, together, we can ensure that the right students get financial support, and that the integrity of the University of Ghana Students Financial Aid programme is preserved.

Misrepresentation in any form or manner shall render an application null and void. Any awards made based on a misrepresentation shall be withdrawn or refunded by the applicant, and in addition he/she also may be prosecuted.

You are required to submit a completed application form with all the supporting documentation to the SFAO. It is important that you respond fully to all the questions on the form that are applicable to you. You may be asked for additional information.

 

Aid information

The application process for UG financial aid commences in November of each year for all University of Ghana students. The awards are made by the end of the second semester, to come into effect the following academic year.

SOURCES OF FUNDS
Sources of funds for the U.G. Students Financial Aid include:
University of Ghana Funds
Corporate Bodies
Churches
Non-Governmental Organisations
Alumni
Students
Individuals

* There are other scholarships available which will be published whenever they are due.

ELIGIBILITY
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:
Be a Ghanaian citizen
Be enrolled as a regular student in full time programme of study
Be able to demonstrate financial need
Be brilliant, and
Be making excellent academic progress as determined by the University.

If you are unsure about any of the items stated above, please contact the Students Financial Aid Office.