Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

Providing financial assistance to eligible students.

Note About Financial Aid: All students who are interested in receiving Federal (Pell Grant), State (Hope Funding), and SCTC Scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online at

The Southern Crescent Technical College Financial Aid staff is committed to providing exceptional services and assist students in financing their college education. Our staff will assist you in every step of the financial aid process and in making your education as affordable as possible.

First Steps

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

You must complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 of the year you are requesting aid. A new FAFSA must be completed every year to be considered for eligibility. SCTC school code is 005621, visit

Not all Certificate Programs qualify for federal funds (this includes student loans). Contact the Financial Aid Office for information.

Financial Aid Priority Documentation Deadlines
  • Fall Semester: July 1st
  • Spring Semester: November 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

What happens if you miss a priority deadline?

If you apply after the priority deadline, you can still receive eligible financial aid, the SCTC financial aid office may not have adequate time to process your aid for payment deadline purposes. In this case, you be required to pay out pocket to meet the payment deadline or risk losing your scheduled classes. If you pay out of pocket and it is later determined you are eligible for aid, you will receive a financial aid refund for the term.

Financial-Aid-Checklist 2023

Information to know about the FAFSA:

  • The Southern Crescent Technical School Code is 005621
  • The first step to apply for federal and state financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial Aid professionals are available to assist applicants in completing the FAFSA.
  • Students must apply or reapply each year in order receive or continue receiving financial aid. The FAFSA is available online effective October 1 of each year.
  • Students and/or parents who are tax filers are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) available in the FAFSA to download their tax information from the IRS into the FAFSA.
  • The DRT is the preferred method for entering tax data; and use of the DRT greatly decreases processing time during the Verification Process by the Financial Aid Office for applicants selected by the Department of Education.
  • FAFSA applications are processed by the federal Central Processing Services (CPS). The results are sent to the applicant through an online Student Aid Report (SAR); as well as, sent electronically to the college(s) whose school code is on the FAFA. The CPS matches student records with federal databases such as the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Applicants who enter a valid e-mail address on the FAFSA will receive an e-mail notification when CPS has processed the application to the college via the college’s records process.
  • The college downloads FAFSAs electronically into our Banner system on a weekly basis. Applicants who are chosen for the Verification Process are notified by letter or e-mail of the documents required to complete verification. Applicants chosen for the Verification Process should submit all required documents within two weeks of notification to avoid delays in receiving a determination of their financial aid package.
  • Applicants who are unable to or who do not wish to complete the FAFSA may apply for state financial aid by completing the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application (GSFAPP) online at The FAFSA is required for students applying for the Student Access Loan (SAL) administered through the Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA). Unlike the GSFAPP, the FAFSA considers federal and state financial aid opportunities for students. The FAFSA is the preferred application for applicants attending Southern Crescent Technical College.

For more information, email

For information on creating an FSA ID, FSA has a video with detailed instructions on How to Create a FSA ID.

Office Hours and Locations

Griffin Campus

Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm
501 Varsity Rd.
Griffin, GA. 30223
Phone: 770-228-7368
Fax: 770-229-3029

Flint River Campus

Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm
1533 Highway 19 South
Thomaston, GA. 30286
Phone: 706-646-6386
Fax: 706-646-6063

Henry County Center

Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm
300 Lakemont Drive
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-228-7323
Fax: 770-914-4424