Federal Grants and Institutional Scholarships

Federal Programs

Academic-Programs-and-Financial-Assistance-Updated-4-22-2021(1)Atlanta Technical College offers several types of federal aid which are referred to as Title IV aid. These programs are the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Direct Loans. To receive federal aid, students must be enrolled in a Title IV eligible program and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To view the list of all academic programs and financial assistance, click here.

ATC's FAFSA School Code is 008543.

To qualify for most types of federal aid, students must:

  • Be enrolled as a student in a Title IV eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have earned a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if required
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a previously received grant. Agree to use any funds received for educationally related purposes
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with ATC policy
  • Certify that they will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance
  • Have not attained a baccalaureate or first professional degree
  • Meet other program requirements
ATC - Federal Grants and Institutional Scholarships
ATC - Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant


Students who demonstrate financial need, who are enrolled in a Title IV eligible program, and who have not received a bachelor’s degree may qualify for this grant. Eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated using the information provided by the student/parent on the FAFSA. The amount of Pell Grant ranges up to $6345 per academic year effective Fall 2020.

Federal Pell Grants are not available to anyone who has received a bachelor’s degree or owes a refund for a previous Federal Pell Grant, or any Title IV Aid Program funds or is in default of a Federal Stafford Loan, SLS Loan, or PLUS loan.

Students may only receive Federal Pell Grants for the equivalent of twelve (12) semesters of full-time enrollment at any institution. This applies to all students who have ever received a Federal Pell Grant.

Students do not have to be enrolled full-time to receive Pell Grant. Pell funds are initially awarded based on full-time enrollment status but may be adjusted and disburse a lesser amount based on a student’s current enrollment. Students taking 12 or more credit hours are considered full-time and receive 100% of their term award; 9-11 credit hours are considered ¾ time and receive 75% of the term award; 6-8 credit hours is considered ½ time and receives 50%, and 5 or fewer credit hours is less than ½ time and received 25% of the term award.

Atlanta Technical College Foundation Scholarships

Designer Brands, Inc – Henry Louis Aaron Scholars Program

The purpose of the scholarship is to reward academic excellence and encourage students, in perpetuity, to pursue technical education. Scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, and books as well as student activity fees.

• Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 semester hours or more) in a credit program of study
• Applicants must possess a minimum grade point average of 2.5
• Applicants must demonstrate a financial need

Arlane O. Robinson Scholarship
The Brenda Watts Jones Memorial Foundation Student Scholarship
Dr. Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Scholarship
The Atlanta Technical College Retirees Student Book Scholarship
The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 for 4” Endowed Scholarship
The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Design and Media Technology Scholarship in honor of Alba and Thomas Tull
Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Business Education Scholarship in honor of Allan Tanenbaum
Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Culinary Arts Education Scholarship in honor of Frank Belatti
Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship
Atlanta Barber & Beauty Supply Scholarship
Ron Eichel, DDS Endowed Gap Funding Program
Pinto Family Construction Gap Funding Program
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship
PepsiCo Foundation Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) and Forklift Training Scholarship
The Steve and Charlotte Howard HVAC Scholarship
The Claude LaHaie HVAC Scholarship

Office of Financial Aid 
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 8am to 6pm
Friday - 8am to 2pm
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Contact Information 
Phone: 404-225-4716
Fax: 404.225.4721

General Questions: financialaid@atlantatech.edu
Federal Work-Study Questions: workstudyFA@atlantatech.edu
Federal Direct Loans: loans@atlantatech.edu