Student Handbook 2016-2017

Financial Aid

Georgia Northwestern Technical College recognizes that some students need financial assistance. Students at GNTC can look to several areas for financial assistance: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Direct Student Loans, the Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship Program, the HOPE Grant Program, Federal Work Study, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Scholarships, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA). Grants and Scholarships do not have to be repaid unless received erroneously. Refer to the GNTC website ( for more information.

To be eligible for most financial assistance, a student must have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED). Students must be accepted into a degree, diploma, or certificate program at the college to be eligible for assistance. The Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) must be completed each academic year to be considered for any assistance.

Other means of applying for financial assistance may be available by contacting the Financial Assistance Office. The financial aid academic year begins Fall term and the FAFSA applications are available in January. To apply for all assistance, a student may complete the FAFSA online at There is a link to the website on the GNTC website, Please check with the Financial Aid Office for more details on the application process.

All students must have a complete file for awarding of financial assistance; therefore, students should allow themselves 4-6 weeks prior to the start of a term to complete the process. After students complete all other required paperwork, they will receive award notification letters via their student email account, showing the types and amounts of assistance for which they qualify. The Financial Aid Office uses the student email system to notify students of their financial assistance status. The Business Office will disburse funds to those who qualify.