How To Apply

Application Process

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the document that students must complete to be considered for federal assistance. The FAFSA can also be used to determine if the student qualifies for state aid.  Atlanta Tech’s school code, 008543, must be reported on the FAFSA.

Students who wish to apply for state aid only may complete the online application process at To complete the process, students must Create an Account and complete the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS) Application.

Important Note: Students who are over age 24, married or have children are considered Independent. Students who are under age 24, not married or have no children are considered Dependent.

It is highly recommended that all applicants complete the FAFSA so that consideration can be given for all SFA programs. If requested, applicants must also be prepared to submit copies of certain financial documents (tax returns, verification of TANF, social security, child support, etc.) to the Financial Aid Office prior to being considered for aid.

Deadline Dates

Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible prior to the academic year/term they would like to receive financial assistance. The academic year is July 1 – June 30, and the priority deadline date is March 1 preceding the chosen academic year. Should the applicant fail to meet the priority deadline date, all aid applications and supportive documents must be submitted to the aid office by the following quarterly deadline dates:

  • Summer Semester ~ March 1
  • Fall Semester ~ June 15
  • Spring Semester ~ October 15