Types of Aid

Financial aid is available from both public and private sources.  Aid can take the form of scholarships and grants, which do not require repayment, and loans, which must be repaid. There are also work-study programs available that provide part-time employment while you are enrolled in school to help pay your education expenses. 

DISCLAIMER: Augusta Technical College does NOT participate in the Direct Loan Program.


Federal student aid is available only to U. S. citizens or eligible noncitizens with a valid Social Security Number who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Augusta Technical College.  Students seeking federal student aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.    


The Georgia Student Finance Commission administers a variety of financial aid programs purposed to help Georgians gain postsecondary training, certifications, and degrees.  Eligibility requirements differ for each program. 


The Student Access Loan (SAL) Program is a state need-based, educational low interest loan administered by the Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA). Applications are only accepted in pre-designated application cycle periods. If you are planning to enroll in a certificate, diploma or degree program at a Technical College in Georgia, visit https://apps.gsfc.org/SecureNextGen/lg/index.cfm for additional details and to submit your initial SAL application.

SAL eligibility requires:

  • Demonstration of financial need on the FAFSA

  • Completed FAFSA and financial aid file with Augusta Technical College

  • Two-year proof of Georgia residency

Applicants may or may not be selected, by GSFA, and selection does not guarantee approval.