Federal Grants and Institutional Scholarships
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
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
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
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