How to Apply

Financial Aid is as Easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Apply
  2. Receive
  3. Maintain


Step 1: Apply

Eligible students can receive one or more types of financial aid while attending Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Financial aid is generally in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study program, and/or state loans. Georgia Piedmont Technical College participates in the following federal and state financial aid programs:

NOTE: You must apply annually for all financial aid.

To apply for federal financial aid which includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work Study Program (FWSP), a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You can complete the FAFSA using the internet at: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The web version guides you through the application and assists in providing the right responses. When completing the FAFSA remember to use GPTC’s school code which is 016582.

To apply for state aid which includes the HOPE Grant or HOPE Scholarship, or the SAL program a student must also complete the FAFSA.


Step 2: Receive Your Financial Aid

Finalize Your Awards
After you apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you may be required to submit additional documentation. The Student Financial Services Office at Georgia Piedmont Technical College will notify you of the forms or requirements needed to complete your financial aid file. You will be notified at your Georgia Piedmont Technical College email address. Please check your GPTC email often. You are able to print the forms and/or requirements from the link listed below:

Print Financial Aid Forms, Requirements and Instructions

Receive Your Financial Aid Disbursement
If you are eligible for the Pell grant, and have a credit balance after all tuition and fees have been deducted, you may use the available credit balance in the bookstore during the first week of classes. Any balances not used in the bookstore after that period of time will be sent to your mailing address on file with the Admission’s Office. Please keep your address updated through the Admission’s Office.


Step 3: Maintain your Financial Aid Eligibility

In order to maintain your financial aid eligibility each year, it will be necessary to renew you Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

The Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on January 2nd each year. You should complete your new FAFSA each year at least four weeks before the start of the Summer semester. Again, please check your Georgia Piedmont Technical College email often for information on completing the FAFSA each year. Students are notified each year by email when it is time to re-apply.

You must also meet Georgia Piedmont Technical College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) in order to maintain your financial aid. Please read the policy located on the link below: Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy