Tuition and Fees
All applicants to Atlanta Technical College must submit a $25 fee with the application form before the application can be processed. The fee is nonrefundable and will not apply toward students’ registration. This fee also includes payment for the entrance examination.
All students are required to pay a tuition fee based on their residency status, which is calculated according to the number of credit hours of enrollment. Georgia residents pay $100 per credit hour. Out-of-state tuition fees are calculated at twice the resident tuition fees. International students’ tuition fees are calculated at four times the resident tuition fees.
Students who are legal residents of the state of Georgia under the regulations of the State Board of The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) shall pay tuition and fees at the state resident rate. A legal resident has resided in the state of Georgia during the 12 months prior to their application date. This per credit fee may be greater for certain programs, if approved by the TCSG. For example, students enrolled in the Commercial Truck Driving program pay tuition at a rate of $132 per credit hour for Georgia residents.
International Student Tuition
International students’ tuition fees are calculated at four times the residents’ tuition fees.
Student Activity Fee
Registered students will pay a student activity fee of $30 each term. This fee is used to support student activities, campus activity days, student organizations, and more. Students taking only on-line courses are not assessed an activity fee. Click here for a list of student organizations.
Each registered student will pay a $63 registration fee each term.
Accident Insurance Fee
Each registered student will pay an accident insurance fee of $6 for the term. This insurance will cover students for the costs of an accidental injury on campus or while participating in an approved student activity as an official representative of the College. All students must have College insurance. Professional liability insurance is required for students in certain programs such as those in the Health Occupations and Human Services Divisions. Students taking only on-line courses are not assessed an activity fee.
Special Instructional Fee
An instructional support fee of $55 will be charged each semester to every full-time and part-time student. This fee applies only to students enrolling in credit courses and is used to fund instructional cost at the college.
Campus Safety Fee
A campus safety fee of $25 will be charged to all students per semester regardless of how many hours a student is enrolled. This fee is used to enhance safety and ensure students and faculty have a safe and healthy learning environment.
Student Assistance Program Fee
A student assistance program fee of $8 will be charged to all students per semester. This fee gives students access to the Life Balance Program offered at Atlanta Technical College.
A technology fee of $105 will be charged to all students each semester regardless of how many hours a student is enrolled. These funds will be used to increase instructional resources and technology.
Malpractice Insurance Fee
A professional liability insurance fee is required for students in the Health Occupations and Human Services Divisions. This fee is $15 for students enrolled in our healthcare, early child care education, barbering, and cosmetology programs during their practical training. For students enrolled in the EMT or Paramedicine programs, the fee has been reduced from $40 to $61. These costs are subject to periodic changes, and the most current cost information may be obtained from the ATC Business Office.
An additional fee of $45 will be added to the regular fees for all students who register during late registration, on the first day of class, or during the drop/add period. This does not apply to students who were purged and had their schedule reinstated. The late registration fee is not refundable.
Books, Tools, Uniforms, Equipment
Tuition and fees do not include textbooks, supplies, and tools that may be needed for your classes. Students are required to purchase books, tools, uniforms, and equipment appropriate for their programs of study. Financial aid may not cover the cost of all these supplies. Most books may be purchased in the bookstore.
Facilities Fee/Parking Decal
All students will be charged a yearly facilities /parking decal fee of $50. These funds will be used to update and maintain the facilities of the college and for parking a vehicle on campus for one full academic year regardless of how many hours a student is enrolled. The parking decal is valid from the first day of the fall semester until the last day of summer term.
Students are required to pay a one-time graduation fee of $40 at the completion of their program of study. This fee covers the certificate/diploma and participation in the graduation ceremony. It does not include the cost of the cap, gown, invitations, and other related material.
Senior Citizen Fees
Qualified senior citizens (age 62 or older), who wish to enroll in classes pay the application and other mandatory fees. Tuition fees for credit classes may be waived; however, tuition cannot be waived if the senior citizen enrollment is required for the minimum enrollment of the course. Senior citizens with tuition fees waived will be enrolled on a space-available basis during the drop/add period. Tuition cannot be waived for enrollment in noncredit courses.
Full-time employees of Atlanta Technical College who wish to enroll in classes pay application and other mandatory fees. Employees who wish to enroll in credit classes are required to apply for financial aid assistance. If financial aid eligibility does not exist, tuition fees may be waived at the prior approval of the president. Employees with tuition fees waived will be enrolled on a space-available basis during the drop/add period. Tuition cannot be waived if the employee enrollment is required for the minimum enrollment of the course.
Students who have discharged all obligations to Atlanta Technical College are entitled to receive through written request a transcript of their permanent records from the Office of the Registrar. A charge of $7.50 will be made for each transcript requested.
Transcript requests must be in writing, and submitted to the registrar’s office. A request form is available for the convenience of students. There is a three-to-five day processing period for transcripts. Official transcripts will not be given to student but will be mailed as requested. The mailing address for the transcript must be included with the request.
Unofficial student copies of transcripts will be given directly to the requester. Providing accurate attendance and name change information will enable staff to complete the request in a timely manner.
Copies of other information in students’ education records, with the exception of transcripts from other institutions, will be provided upon written request for a charge of $5 per request.
Replacement of Student Identification
Students who have lost their student ID for the current quarter may have them replaced. There is a charge of $5 for this service. Replacement IDs are made daily in the Student Success Center room C-1113.
Academic Credit by Departmental Examination
The fee for academic credit by examination is based on the number of credit hours of the exempted course. A fee of 25 percent of the tuition will be charged for the exam. A receipt must be secured from the Business Office reflecting payment of this fee before taking the examination.
A replacement diploma may be obtained by making a request in the Admissions Office. There is a $25 charge for this service. Diplomas may be replaced within 5 years of graduation.
- Retest Fee – $15.00
- Replacement of Bank Mobile – $20
- Replacement/Additional Parking Decal – $25
- Returned Check Fee – $30
- Commercial Truck Driving Fuel Charge – $185
Fee Payment Options
All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that full payment is made by the designated deadline. Payment of fees to Atlanta Technical College are accepted by cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. VISA and MasterCard are also accepted. Atlanta Technical College Fees do not include the price of textbooks, supplies, or tools which may be needed.
Financial Aid and/or third party payments must be approved in time to meet payment deadlines, and recipients must ensure that funding is sufficient to cover all tuition and fees incurred for the term enrolled. Students must also have a Financial Aid authorization on their student account which allows their Financial Aid to be used for the payment of fees. Fee maximums are set by TCSG and are subject to change at the beginning of each term. Students are not considered enrolled until all required fees are paid. Atlanta Technical College also provides payment plan options through Nelnet. To set-up a payment plan, please click HERE.
Students who are delinquent in payment of any financial obligation will not be allowed to register until all delinquent fees are paid. In addition, students who are delinquent in their financial obligations will not be issued grades, transcripts, or student records until all financial obligations are resolved. Questions regarding the methods of payment and refunds, please contact the ATC Business Office at 404.225.4733.
- Fees are 100% refundable when a class is canceled by the college.
- Students withdrawing from a course by the end of the third instructional day of the semester and no shows shall receive a 100% refund of applicable tuition (hours below the 15-hour tuition cap) and applicable refundable fees, excluding the application fee.
- Students who withdraw from a course after the third instructional day of the semester shall receive no refund.
- For those students receiving federal financial aid, the technical colleges shall make available Consumer Information that may be found at ifap.ed.gov under the appropriate aid year’s handbook. Although there will be no refund of tuition and fees after the third instructional day, withdrawing students receiving Federal Pell Grant will have awards adjusted in compliance with the Return to Title IV process (R2T4) outlined in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.
- Refunds are processed by the Business Office.
- Fees are subject to change each semester.
Refunds of Books and Supplies
- No refunds shall be made for used supplies and equipment such as cosmetology kits, diskettes, tools, and uniforms.
- Refunds shall be made for books that are returned in new condition and accompanied by a receipt in accordance with the college’s book refund policy. The book refund policy shall be prominently displayed in the bookstore.
Financial Aid Refunds
Students whose Financial Aid awards exceed the direct cost of tuition and fees will receive a refund. Refunds are processed by the ATC Business Office each term. For additional information regarding refunds, students should contact the ATC Business Office.
Federal R2T4 Policy
The federal government requires colleges to monitor the enrollment activity of each federal Financial Aid recipients. A return to title IV funds process (R2T4) must be performed on students who totally withdraw from class prior to the 60% point of each term. This process identifies the percentage of funding that the student earned, which often results in a reduction in the student’s award for the term currently withdrawn. Therefore, based on the last date of attendance, students may be required to repay a percentage of funds received.
State Refund Policy
The Technical College System of Georgia defines the state refund policy that must be followed by ATC. Should the student alter his/her enrollment status during the first three days of the term, the students tuition and fee charges are revised accordingly. Should changes occur after the first three days of the term, there will be no reduction (refund) of tuition and fee charges.
Occasionally, a student may receive federal or state funding in error. This may occur due to technical difficulties, human error, incorrect data provided by the student, etc. Please note that federal and state funds received in error, regardless of the reason, must be repaid by the student.