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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Brenau is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program for U.S. military service members.

Yes, financial aid may be used for textbooks and cost-of-living expenses. All information regarding financial assistance can be found on our tuition page.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

While you do not need all documents ready when you start your application, your application file must be complete when you submit your application to the program. Incomplete files will not be considered. Please visit our admission requirements page for complete details.

Yes. Some U.S. military benefits extend to spouses and family members. Find out more.

We accept transfer credits, which can help reduce your total tuition and time spent earning the degree.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

No. We do not offer visa sponsorship at this time.

Please consider the following options regarding finances:

  • Complete the FAFSA ® to determine financial aid eligibility. Brenau University’s FAFSA® code is 001556.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.

We know that paying for your degree can seem daunting, so our financial aid professionals are here to help you. If you would like to apply for financial aid to help pay for school, you should start by filling out the FAFSA®. Brenau’s FAFSA® code is 001556.

All inquiries regarding student loans start with the FAFSA®. Brenau’s FAFSA® code is 001556.

You can start the FAFSA® form here. Brenau’s FAFSA® code is 001556.

Credit required for graduate coursework at Brenau or any other accredited institution of higher education will be honored for seven years from the course completion date. Graduate-level credits older than seven years at the time of graduation must be approved by the dean of the respective college in consultation with the provost and vice president for academic affairs.

It’s best to talk to your admissions counselor directly about this, as what you can do depends upon why you were not accepted into the program.

Yes! You’ll be held to the same high standards as our students on campus.

Brenau has a physical, brick-and-mortar campus locations in Gainesville and Norcross, GA. Learn more about Brenau.

There is. Brenau is committed to embracing and celebrating diversity — in all dimensions — as a necessary component of academic and professional excellence.

For most of our online programs, work experience is not required. Learn more about admission requirements.

Absolutely! Graduates of online or on-ground programs are strongly encouraged to walk in their graduation ceremony.

Please consider the following options regarding finances:

  • Complete the FAFSA® to determine financial aid eligibility. Brenau University’s FAFSA® code is 001556.
  • Apply for a Sallie Mae loan.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

FAFSA® is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—a form you’ll complete to determine eligibility for categories of government-based student aid: work-study jobs or grants and scholarships (neither of which require repayment) and loans (which need to be repaid). Sallie Mae loans are private loans offered through the Sallie Mae Bank or a lender partner.

The first step is to start your application.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

Brenau University challenges students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment. As students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees or non-degree programs at Brenau campuses and online, each prepares for a lifetime of intellectual accomplishment and appreciation of artistic expression through a curriculum enriched by the liberal arts, scientific inquiry and global awareness. Learn more about us.

An 9:1 student/faculty ratio allows you to receive more personal attention in your classes.

We are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Brenau’s FAFSA® code is 001556. You can start the FAFSA® form here.

Brenau University is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment where all students are supported with personalized care. Disability, neurodiversity and learning differences are valued as intersectional aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion. Taking an individualized and collaborative approach, we work with students, faculty and staff to create an equitable, fully accessible educational experience for each student. We equip students with documented disabilities with reasonable accommodations and offer guidance in navigating every step of the accommodations process. Our mission is to empower students to find their strengths and develop strong self-advocacy skills. Training is provided for faculty and staff as we work to remove barriers to educational access.

We offer an array of tuition benefits to U.S. military service members and veterans. Find out more.

Students and their instructors can interact through discussion posts, and instructors keep office hours to chat via phone or video conference. Many students also find it easy to communicate with instructors over email. Learn more about online learning.

In terms of rigor, instructors, or the physical degree you receive, there’s no difference between online and on-campus programs. Online degrees offer full-time working professionals maximum flexibility in their ability to receive expert instruction and interaction, along with consistent guidance and support. They can study where and when it’s best for them so they can balance their obligations with schoolwork and achieve their ultimate goals. Learn more about online learning.

We were founded in 1878. Learn more about Brenau’s history.

They will not. There’s no difference in the diplomas presented to graduates of the online and on-campus programs.

It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

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