Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Gwinnett Technical College offers a range of financial aid options that can help you pay for college. Applying is the first step! Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to apply for financial aid early.

To be considered for any federal or state aid programs, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you have completed the FAFSA, make sure you enter our school code (016139) so the federal government knows to send it to us after they process your application. The federal government will, in turn, issue a Student Aid Report (SAR). Make sure you read your SAR and correct any items needed.

The GTC Financial Aid Office will send you emails advising you of any items missing to complete your Financial Aid File to the email address listed on your FASA. Complete your file by the deadlines listed below to ensure your financial aid is ready for the upcoming semester. If you miss a date, still finish your file ASAP; but know we cannot guarantee your aid will be in place by the payment deadlines. Once your file is complete and aid is awarded, you will be sent an email to your student email that you have been awarded.

Spring Semester 2016: November 5, 2015
Spring Term C: February 4, 2016
Summer Semester 2016: March 25, 2016
Fall Semester 2016: May 13, 2016

Excess authorized financial aid funds for Spring Semester will be made available for use in the GTC Bookstore December 30, 2015 through January 13, 2016. Spring Semester financial aid refunds will be issued by the Business Office beginning February 4, 2016.

To see if you are eligible for a disbursement follow these steps:


  1. Go to
  2. Select "Enter Student/Faculty Secure Area"
  3. Log in using your user ID and Pin
  4. Go to "Student Services and Financial Aid"
  5. Click on "Student Records"
  6. Click on "Account Summary by Term"
  7. Click on the " Spring Semester 2016" link typed in blue
  8. Your itemized account balance for the term will be listed at the top of the page.
  9. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see your authorized financial aid. Students with more authorized aid than charges at time of disbursement should receive a refund.

Check out new options with HOPE and the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG)
The Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) is a state funded award for students enrolled in a Commission approved, designated diploma or certificate program of study who meets all eligibility requirements for the HOPE Grant and is receiving a HOPE Grant award for a term is also eligible for a SIWDG award for that term. High school students participating in dual credit enrollment are not eligible for the SIWDG award. SIWDG awards are based on the student’s program of study and the number of hours of enrollment.
Here are some programs at Gwinnett Tech that are eligible for SIWDG:

  • Computer Technology
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Health Science
  • Welding and Joining Technology

Find out more about this grant and the HOPE Grant for technical college students in this video. You may be able to attend college tuition free! 

Gwinnett Tech partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to let you pay tuition and fees over time, making college more affordable.

Payment Plan Benefits:

  • Easy online enrollment
  • Flexible payment options
  • No interest

Learn more about payment plans at Gwinnett Tech.

  • You must be accepted into an eligible program of study to receive financial aid.

  • If you are awarded aid by the priority date, you will be able to charge your tuition.

  • If you are not awarded aid by the deadline, you will be required to pay your tuition, and you will be reimbursed when you are eligible.

  • Financial aid cannot be used prior to the academic term of acceptance, and students taking classes prior to acceptance are not eligible for financial aid.

  • You will have to apply or renew your application for financial aid every academic year in order to continue receiving aid. The application becomes available on January 1st every year.

  • There are guidelines for maintaining your aid. Be sure to read these requirements so that your financial aid is not interrupted.

Apply for your financial aid now! Complete your application online.

For general information on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), watch these videos.