$6,056

Avg. Federal Grant

$7,255

Avg. Federal Loan

$18,665,382

Total Aid Awarded

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.

89%

Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.

$18.665M

Financial Aid Official Website

www.gptc.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/how-to-apply-for-financial-aid/

These monetary points of interest engage understudies to pay for their guidance without repaying back in case it is as awards and grants. Furthermore, remember that you have a work-study program where an understudy will be related to low upkeep work to pay for his instructive expense. 

The college has provided aid to about 89% of the students and the aid amount is around $18,665,000. 

While filling the FAFSA form student need to use the college FAFSA code which is 016582.

Financial assistance provided by the college are:

Federal Grants:

Federal CARES Act: Georgia Piedmont Technical College signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

A total of $571,200 has been distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Federal Pell Grants: The Pell Grant is awarded to students in Diploma and Associate Degree programs, as well as the Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program, who have been determined to be eligible as a result of completing the FAFSA. The maximum Federal Pell Grant a student can receive is $6,095, provided the student has a zero “0” EFC, is attending full-time, and meets all other eligibility requirements. The Pell Grant award is disbursed over two terms.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant(FSEOG): The Federal SEOG grant is awarded to Pell grant recipients with the greatest financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA. SEOG is disbursed Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, based on your enrollment. The maximum award a student can receive each award year is $4,000.

State Grants

Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally(HOPE) Program: The HOPE Grant program provides assistance to Georgia residents pursuing certificates and diplomas and the HOPE Scholarship provides assistance for students in degree programs of study. 

  • The HOPE program currently pays $76.00 per semester hour toward the cost of tuition only, at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The current rate of tuition is $100 per semester hour. 

  • Students must have a 2.0 GPA at two checkpoints (30/60 semester hours) to remain eligible.

  • There is a solid cap of 63 paid semester hours. The term that a student reaches the Paid-Hours limit of 63 semester hours, the grant will only pay for hours up to the limit.

ZELL Miller Grant

Georgia’s Zell Miller Grant is available to Georgia residents who are working towards a certificate or diploma. Full-time enrollment is not required and students are not required to graduate from high school with a specific GPA. At the end of each term a minimum 3.5 cumulative postsecondary GPA is required in order to maintain eligibility. The first term of enrollment will be paid retroactively if the student has the required 3.5 cumulative postsecondary GPA at the end of the term. This award covers full tuition. For example, a student enrolled in 15 hours has a tuition charge of $1500.00 because tuition is currently $100.00 per credit hour. The fees are an additional charge of $359.00. The Zell Miller grant will pay for the full tuition of $1500.00. The student is responsible for paying for fees and other charges, which may be covered based on additional awarded aid.

Public Safety Memorial Grant

The Georgia Public Safety Memorial (GPSM) Grant provides grant funds to the dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty.

Eligibility for Public Safety Memorial Grant is:

To be eligible for the Public Safety Memorial Grant, a student must:

  • Be the dependent child of a Georgia Public Safety Officer who was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty; and

  • Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of eligible permanent resident alien status; and

  • Be a legal resident of Georgia 12 months prior to receiving aid; and

  • Be enrolled in a Georgia public or private college, university or technical college as a full-time (12 hours) undergraduate student seeking a college degree or technical certificate/diploma; and

  • Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements; and

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the college; and

  • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990; and

  • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program.

Work-Study Program

Students who indicate on the FAFSA form that they are interested in the Work-Study program will automatically be awarded funds to participate. 

In order to be eligible for an FWS award, students must:

  • Be an enrolled student pursuing a Diploma or Degree.

  • Demonstrate enrollment for at least six credits in a diploma/degree-seeking program

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

  • Must have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Have his/her financial aid file verified by the Office of Financial Aid, and receive confirmation of an approved FWS award

  • Not have defaulted on or owe a repayment to any federal aid program received for study at another institution.

To know more about financial aid programs. 

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

79%

State Grant Aid

65%

Institution Grant Aid

N/A

Pell Grant

79%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid

$6,056

State Grant Aid

$2,922

Institution Grant Aid

N/A

Pell Grant

$6,014

The grants, aid, and scholarships are divided into different segments. The segments are Pell grants, Federal Grant, Institutional Grant and State Grant. The average amount received is shown below:

  • The total federal grant received is 79% that is the amount equal to $6,056

  • The state grants are 65%,  the amount received by the student is $2,922.

  • The Pell grant is 79% which is the least amount provided equally to $6,014.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000

$7,628

$30,001 - $48,000

$7,358

$48,001 - $75,000

$4,104

$75,001 - $110,000

$3,165

Over $110,000

$840

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College provides the students with financial aid according to their family income. The breakdown of providing financial aid based on family income is as follows:

  • For the student with a family income of less than $30,000, the average aid provided per year is $7,628.

  • A slightly less amount is provided to the income between $30,001 to $48,000 which is equal to $7,358.

  • Further, for the income from $48,001 to $75,000, the aid is reduced to $4,104.

  • With income between $75,001 to $110,000, the aid received by the student is $3,165.

  • And for the income more than $110,000, the financial aid is further reduced to an amount of $840.

Student Loans for Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC)

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.

$7,319/Year

Students Taking Out Loans

34%

Loan Default Rate

16.9%

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