Payment of Fees
All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that full payment is made by the designated deadline. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any payment plans or defer any tuition or fees. Our cashier’s office accepts cash personal checks, money orders, and credit card with Master Card or Visa logos.
Financial aid and/or third party payments must be approved in time to meet payment deadlines, and recipients must ensure that their aid is sufficient to cover all fees incurred for the term. Students must also have a financial aid authorization on their student account which allows their financial aid to be used for the payment of fees. Fee maximums are set by TCSG and are subject to change at the beginning of any term. Students are not considered enrolled until all required fees are paid. Questions regarding the payment of fees and refunds should be directed to the Business Office.
Students who are delinquent in payment of any financial obligation will not be allowed to register until all delinquent fees are paid. In addition, students who are delinquent in their financial obligations will not be issued grades, transcripts, or student records until all financial obligations are resolved.
Payment of fees to the college is accepted by cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order, made payable to Atlanta Technical College. VISA and MasterCard are also accepted. Fees do not include the price of textbooks, supplies, or tools which may be needed.
- Fees are 100% refundable when a class is canceled by the college.
- Students withdrawing from a course by the end of the third instructional day of the semester and no shows shall receive a 100% refund of applicable tuition (hours below the 15-hour tuition cap) and applicable refundable fees, excluding the application fee.
- Students who withdraw from a course after the third instructional day of the semester shall receive no refund.
- For those students receiving federal financial aid, the technical colleges shall make available Consumer Information that may be found at ifap.ed.gov under the appropriate aid year’s handbook. Although there will be no refund of tuition and fees after the third instructional day, withdrawing students receiving Federal Pell Grant will have awards adjusted in compliance with the Return to Title IV process (R2T4) outlined in the Federal Student Aid Handbook.
- Refunds are processed by the Business Office.
- Fees are subject to change each semester.
Refunds of Books and Supplies
- No refunds shall be made for used supplies and equipment such as cosmetology kits, diskettes, tools, and uniforms.
- Refunds shall be made for books that are returned in new condition and accompanied by a receipt in accordance with the college’s book refund policy. The book refund policy shall be prominently displayed in the bookstore.
Financial Aid Refunds
Students whose financial aid awards exceed the direct cost of tuition and fees will receive a refund. Refunds are processed by the ATC Business Office each term. For additional information regarding refunds, students should contact the Business Office.
Federal R2T4 Policy
The federal government requires colleges to monitor the enrollment activity of each federal financial aid recipients. A return to title IV funds process (R2T4) must be performed on students who totally withdraw from class prior to the 60% point of each term. This process identifies the percentage of funding that the student earned, which often results in a reduction in the student’s award for said term. Therefore, students are sometimes required to repay funds received.
State Refund Policy
The Technical College System of Georgia defines the state refund policy that must be followed by ATC. Should the student alter his/her enrollment status during the first three days of the term, the students tuition and fee charges are revised accordingly. Should changes occur after the first three days of the term, there will be no reduction (refund) of tuition and fee charges.
Occasionally, a student may receive federal or state funding in error. This may occur due to technical difficulties, human error, incorrect data provided by the student, etc. Please note that federal and state funds received in error, regardless of the reason, must be repaid by the student.