Apply for Financial Aid
Applying for financial aid can be an overwhelming process. The Financial Aid Office at North Georgia Technical College assembled the steps below to help guide the student through the financial aid process.
Step One: Fill out the FAFSA
All students wishing to apply for any type of financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to determine a student’s eligibility for all Federal Aid and all Georgia State Grant and Scholarship funding. Be sure to include NGTC’s school code, which is 005619.
NOTE: You must apply/renew this application before the fall semester every year.
Documents that you will need to complete the FAFSA:
- • NGTC’s school code: 005619
- • The previous year’s Federal Income Tax Returns and W2’s (also parent’s, if dependent)
- • Records of untaxed benefits received (also parent’s, if dependent)
- • Child support paid or received (also parent’s, if dependent)
- • Current bank statements (also parent’s, if dependent)
- • Records of savings or other investments, stocks, bonds, mutual funds (also parent’s, if dependent)
- • Your PIN number (also parent’s, if dependent) www.pin.ed.gov
NOTE: The NGTC Financial Aid Office recommends that all parents and students use the IRS Retrieval Tool when filling out the FAFSA. This will help lower chances of being selected for verification and if selected for verification, will significantly reduce the processing time of your application.
Once your FAFSA is submitted, you will receive a confirmation page.
Once your FAFSA has been processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via email or by mail. Review the SAR to make sure the information is correct.
Step Two: Provide Requested Documentation
If your application was selected for verification, you will need to provide additional documentation to complete your file. The NGTC Financial Aid Office will notify the student via student email or by mail of the specific documentation that is required. Please only provide additional documentation if it was requested.
Possible Additional Documentation:
- • Verification Worksheets
- • Federal Tax Return Transcripts (for parent or spouse as well, if applicable )
- • Expense Verification Forms
- • Official documentation to verify independent status (Ward of Court, Emancipated Minor, Legal Guardianship, etc.)
- • Other case specific documentation
NOTE: Beginning in the 2012-2013 aid year, copies of Federal Tax Returns, which are given to you by your tax preparer, can no longer be accepted. The Department of Education requires the student to provide the Financial Aid Office with Official IRS Tax Return Transcripts.
Once the NGTC Financial Aid Office has received all the necessary documents, please allow 3-14 days to process the documents; this depends on whether the application was selected for verification, type of aid requested, and program of study. PLEASE NOTE: Federal Student Loans take 4-6 weeks to process!
Step Three: View Your Financial Aid Awards
Once the NGTC Financial Aid Office has reviewed and processed your application and additional documentation, the aid that you are eligible for will be authorized to your student account. Students are able to view their financial aid awards through BannerWeb.
NOTE: Aid cannot be authorized to your student account until you have been accepted by NGTC and enrolled in classes.
Step Four: Payment Deadlines
Your financial aid file must be processed and complete prior to the payment deadlines. If it is not, the student will be responsible for any outstanding balance. To prevent being dropped from your classes, please pay your balance due in full by the posted payment deadlines and await reimbursement, if eligible.
Step Five: Maintaining your Financial Aid
In order for a student to maintain financial aid eligibility each year, it is necessary to renew their FAFSA each year. Always renew your application two months prior to the semester that you plan on attending. Applying early will allow the aid that you are eligible for to be in place when you need it!
Students must also meet North Georgia Technical College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid. NGTC’s SAP Policy is outlined in the NGTC Course Catalog and Student Handbook.