What is financial aid?

Financial aid is money used to pay for your education. Financial aid is generally in the form of grants, scholarships, and/or work-study program.

What type of financial aid is offered at Georgia Piedmont Technical College?

Georgia Piedmont Technical College offers a variety of financial aid programs that include grants and scholarships that are non-repayable. We do not participate in any federal or state loan programs.

I probably don't qualify for aid. Should I apply for aid anyway?

Yes, many families mistakenly think they don't qualify for financial aid and prevent themselves for receiving aid by failing to apply for it.

Do I need to be admitted before I can apply for financial aid?

No. You can apply for financial aid anytime after January 1. To receive funds, however, you must be admitted and enrolled at the college.

Do I have to reapply for financial aid every year?

Yes. If your financial circumstances change, you may get more or less aid. After your first year you will receive a "Renewal Application" which contains preprinted information from the previous year's FAFSA. Renewal of your financial aid package also depends on your making satisfactory academic progress, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.