Federal Grants and Institutional Scholarships

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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).

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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
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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.

Federal Pell Grant Mini-Terms

U.S. Department of Education mandates that Pell Grant disbursement be made based on the student’s attending hours—not simply the hours (credits) for which a student is registered.

Certain programs/majors at ATC offer classes that do not last the entire semester. Course 1 may last 3 weeks, then the student begins Couse 2, then Course 3, etc. (all within the same semester). *Pell Grant is paid when attendance begins per class, even though the student may be registered for all classes at the beginning of the term. The student’s Pell would be disbursed in increments. *By the end of the semester, the student will have been paid 100% of that semester’s Pell Grant eligibility.

A student who never begins attendance in a class will be refunded tuition and fees associated with that class(es). Additionally, any Financial Aid awarded or disbursed for that class(es) is also removed.

Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Students who demonstrate extreme financial need may qualify for FSEOG. This federal grant is awarded based on the student’s EFC and the availability of funds.

*Eligibility is based on a first-come-first-served basis.

*Only students who are Pell Grant eligible may receive this grant. This fund is extremely limited and not all eligible students may receive funds.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

The Federal Work-Study Program provides employment for Title IV eligible students who demonstrate financial need. FWS gives students the opportunity to work in different environments.

*Positions are available on campus or in a community service position on a part-time basis. *Students are paid no less than minimum wage and usually, work up to 20 hours per week.

Students are awarded Federal Work-Study funding up to their Cost of Attendance. Funding is limited as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education. Please contact us at workstudyFA@atlantatech.edu regarding open positions.

Atlanta Technical College Foundation Scholarships

AGL Resources Scholarship

AGL Resources funds scholarships to support students who are majoring in Air Conditioning Technology, Business Management Degree or Diploma Business Technology-Degree or Diploma, Construction Management, Electrical Systems Technology, Marketing Management Degree or Diploma, and PC Repair & Network Technical Specialist.

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 Steve and Charlotte Howard HVAC 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

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As set forth in its student catalog, Atlanta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For further information regarding these laws (Title VI and IX) contact Mattie Goss, Director of Student Services, Academic and Student Affairs Division, Atlanta Technical College, Academic Building, C1111B, 404.225.4446. Email: mgoss@atlantatech.edu. To request reasonable accommodations upon enrollment (Section 504/ADA), contact Mattie Goss, Director of Student Services, Atlanta Technical College, Academic, and Student Affairs Division, Academic Building, C1111B, 404.225.4446. Email: mgoss@atlantatech.edu.  Faculty and staff with questions about equity or reasonable accommodations should contact Human Resources, Cleveland Dennard Building, suite B-180A, Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. 404.225.4446. Email: mgoss@atlantatech.edu.