The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students in identifying, understanding and meeting their educational costs.
At Atlanta Technical College it is extremely important that all students and potential students have access to educational resources that will equip them to prepare for the career of their choice and result in gainful employment to sustain them and their families. The Financial Aid Office administers financial aid programs which consist of federal, state and local funding sources. The Financial Aid Office also provides consumer information and conducts workshops to assist students in understanding financial aid, eligibility criteria, and the students’ responsibility in maintaining eligibility. As a service to our constituents, Atlanta Tech offers financial aid counseling services to assist students and potential students in understanding the types of assistance available, completing the financial aid application process, identifying special circumstances and issues affecting satisfactory academic progress, the renewal application process, and overall financial aid planning and budgeting.
Students (and or the parents of dependent students) who experience changes (loss of employment, change in dependents, etc.) in their financial circumstances, should notify their Financial Aid Office in writing. Documentation is often required, but this could result in an increase in funding.
It is highly recommended that students who are considering changing their majors, withdrawing from class, etc., check with a financial aid counselor to determine if and how this change will affect their financial aid.
Financial Aid Counselors
It is highly recommended that students who are considering changing their majors, withdrawing from class, etc., check with a financial aid counselor to determine if and how this change will affect their financial aid. Counselors are assigned based on the student’s last name. Students whose last name begins with A-J should call (404) 225-4720, and students whose last name is K-Z should call (404) 225-4717.
Communicating with Students
At ATC, we have found that the most effective means of communicating with students is via email. Students may provide their email address on their FAFSA and GSFAPPS. As a courtesy, students are also given an ATC student email address. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that accurate contact information is on file in the Student Services Department.
Missing Document Letters
Upon receiving financial aid applications, an evaluation of the student’s data is made. If additional documentation is required, the student is sent a Missing Document Letter via email indicating the documentation needed to complete the student’s financial aid file.
After a final determination has been made regarding a student’s eligibility for aid, the student is sent an Award Letter via email. The award letter will show the type and amount of aid that the student has been award. Awards are normally based on full-time attendance and will be prorated for each term that the student is not enrolled on a full time basis.