University description (as per official university website)
Golf Academy of America, the first and foremost two-year golf management and instructional golf college in the United States, started in San Diego more than 30 years ago. Since then it has grown to serve students in three other U.S. golf capitals: the Carolinas, Phoenix and Orlando.
Golf school students get rigorous academic preparation that is supported by our partnership with Virginia College as well as one-on-one support and mentorship from our PGA staff. More than 7,000 students have successfully graduated from our golf course management school with the education they needed to pursue their dream golf career. See golf student success stories.
At Golf Academy of America, students get:
* Access to experienced PGA staff / teachers.
* Small classes and one-on-one golf instruction.
* An accredited associateís degree.
* Access to the advanced associateís degree program.
* Access to continuing education for a bachelorís degree.
* Help finding a golf job.
* Financial aid, if you qualify.
* State-of-the-art teaching equipment and facilities.
* Golf-friendly locations and playing privileges at top area courses.
* Membership in the Association of Golf Merchandisers.
* Opportunities to volunteer at PGA/LPGA events.
* An opportunity to participate in the PGA professional mentoring program.
* A Career Services department dedicated to helping you find the golf job of your dreams
At Golf Academy of America, we are here to help you determine the best way to pay for your education while incurring the least amount of debt that you will need to repay.
The Golf Academy of America financial planning office encourages students who plan on applying for financial aid to begin the process early. After reviewing the information below, click here to go to the official Financial Aid (FAFSA) web site.
To be eligible to apply for federal financial aid, a student must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
2. Not be in default on a previous student loan
3. If required, be registered with the Selective Service
Students interested in applying for financial aid need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click here to go to the FAFSA Web site. This application must be completed on-line. The information provided on the FAFSA will be evaluated by the financial planning office and, if eligible, the student will be sent an award letter listing the types and amounts of financial assistance available. Prior to disbursement of any financial aid funds, students (if selected) must complete a verification process which documents certain information that they have provided. In addition, all students receiving financial aid are required to participate in an entrance interview/counseling session.
Students are cautioned that awards are made based on the accuracy of the information they provide and on the availability of program funds. Reductions in funding, over which the Academy has no control, or changes in the eligibility status due to verification discrepancies or changes in enrollment status, may amend initial awards. Students must maintain Satisfactory Progress in order to continue eligibility for financial aid.
Students are ineligible for financial aid if they owe a refund on any grant, are in default on any loan, or have borrowed in excess of established loan limits under Title IV financial aid programs at any other institution.