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SCTC will begin offering Federal Direct Loans for the 1718 Academic Year. Contact the Financial Aid Office for information! STUDENTS IN THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS INCLUDING CDL, CANNOT RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDS (THIS INCLUDES FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS)

Attention Students!

You must complete a new FAFSA every year!

Complete your 2017-18 FAFSA TODAY at www.fafsa.ed.gov :

  • You will use your 2015 tax information
  • Our school code is 005621

Have questions? Need Assistance?

The Southern Crescent Technical College Financial Aid staff is committed to providing exceptional services in finding appropriate means to assist in paying for a college education. Our goal is to assist students in financing their college education and making good choices on funding. Our staff will assist you in every facet of the financial aid process and in making your education as affordable as possible.
Contact the SCTC Financial Aid Office at:

DO YOU NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE?

Southern Crescent’s School Code is: 005621

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which collects information about you and your family's financial situation.

You should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of the year you are requesting aid. Southern Crescent Financial Aid's Priority Documentation Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester - August 4th
  • Spring Semester - December 8th
  • Summer Semester - May 11th

Year Round Pell

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, an eligible student may now receive full Federal Pell Grant for summer 2018 even if they received a full Federal Pell Grant during the fall and spring semesters. Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year so that they can continue taking classes in the summer and finish their degrees faster than they would otherwise.

With careful planning, Pell Grant recipients may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster. However, students should keep in mind that the summer term is shorter (8-10 weeks) than fall and spring semesters (16 weeks). Students should consult with their academic advisor to develop a manageable course load for the shorter summer term. Just because students may be eligible for full-time Pell Grant funds DOES NOT mean students are required to carry a full-time load.

Note: The provisions of the new law state that any Pell Grant received will be included in determining the student’s Pell Grant duration of eligibility and Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU). To be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds:

  • student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period
  • student must be enrolled at least half-time in the payment period(s) (6 credit hours) during the summer term
  • student must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress

How much may I receive in Year-Round Pell?

Student A has a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year. Student A was enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters and received full Pell disbursements. With the new implementation of YEAR ROUND PELL, the student will now be eligible to receive a full-time disbursement in SUMMER if enrolled in twelve credit hours.

Scenario 1 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours Full-Time 12 credit hours Full-time 12 credit hours Full-time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Awarded $2960 (50%) $2960 (50%) $2960 (50%)

 

Student B has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year. Student B was enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters and received full Pell disbursements. With the new implementation of YEAR ROUND PELL, the student will now be eligible to receive a half-time disbursement in SUMMER if enrolled in six credit hours.

Scenario 1 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours Full-Time 12 credit hours Full-time 6 credit hours Half-time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Awarded $2960 (50%) $2960 (50%) $1480 (25%)

 

Student C has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year. Student C was enrolled full-time for the fall semester and received a full disbursement and was enrolled three-quarter time for the spring semester and received a three-quarter time disbursement. With the new implementation of YEAR ROUND PELL, the student will now be eligible to receive a full disbursement in SUMMER if enrolled in twelve credit hours.

Scenario 1 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours Full-Time 9 credit hours Three Quarter-time 12 credit hours Full-time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Awarded $2960 (50%) $2220 (37%) $2960 (50%)

 

Student D has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year. Student D was enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters but only enrolls for four credit hours during the summer semester. Student D is not enrolled at least half-time and therefore is not eligible for additional Pell Grant funds for SUMMER.

Scenario 1 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours Full-Time 12 credit hours Full-time 4 credit hours Less Than Half-Time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Awarded $2960 (50%) $2960 (50%) $0

Opt-Out of bookstore credit option

If a student chooses to “opt out” of the bookstore credit, then the student needs to complete the “Request to Opt-Out of Bookstore Credit” form located at the Cashier’s window of the Business Office one week before the start of the semester. These authorizations will be in effect as long as they are active in Banner.

Please note the “opt out” option does NOT allow you to receive your financial aid Pell Grant refund early.  The first set of refunds of any given semester are sent to students approximately 48 days after the semester begins.

Hours and Locations

Griffin Campus

501 Varsity Rd. Griffin, GA. 30223
Phone: (770) 228-7368 or (770) 412-4071
Fax: (770) 229-3029
E-mail: finaid@sctech.edu

Flint River Campus

1533 Highway 19 South Thomaston, GA. 30286
Phone: (706) 646-6386
Fax: (706) 646-6063
E-mail: finaid@sctech.edu

Office Hours

During the semester:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: closed