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 HOPE Grant Program provides grant assistance to residents of Georgia pursuing certificates or diplomas at Georgia’s public postsecondary institutions. Students are required to have a minimum postsecondary cumulative grade point average of 2.00 at certain checkpoints. An eligible student seeking a certificate or diploma may receive HOPE Grant funds as determined by the Commission.

To apply for HOPE Grant,  complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or complete the online Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPPS) or printable paper GSFAPPS application.