Atlanta Technical College offers several types of federal aid which is 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).
ATC’s Title IV Institution Code used on the FAFSA is 008543.
To qualify for most types of federal aid, students must:
- Be enrolled as a student in an 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 information provided by the student/parent on the FAFSA. The amount of Pell Grant ranges up to $6095 per academic year effective Fall 2018.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Students who demonstrate extreme financial need may qualify for FSEOG. This federal grant is awarded based on the student’s EFC and the availability of funds. Eligibility is based on a first come-first served basis. Only students who are Pell Grant eligible may receive this grant. This fund is extremely limited and not all eligible students may receive funds.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
The Federal Work Study Program provides employment for Title IV eligible students who demonstrate financial need. FWS gives students the opportunity to work in different environments. Positions are available on campus or in a community service position on a part-time basis. Students are paid no less than minimum wage and usually work up to 20 hours per week. Students are awarded Federal Work Study funding up to their Cost of Attendance. Funding is limited as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education. Please contact us at workstudyFA@atlantatech.edu regarding open positions.