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 Gwinnett Tech 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.

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

Fall Semester 2016 Deadline: May 13, 2016

File Completion indicates your FAFSA is complete, has been sent to Gwinnett Tech, and any requested documents including verification documents are received by Financial Aid or Enrollment Services. Please be aware that verification documents may take 3-5 weeks to process and follow-up documents may be requested. If your file is not complete by the priority deadlines, you need to begin planning on the possibility of paying your tuition and fees out of pocket. Students can look into the Nelnet Payment Plan (excluding Term C only students) by clicking on “Payment Plans” in the menu on the left.

*Excess authorized Pell and loan funds for the summer semester are available in the GTC Bookstore: May 11, 2016-May 25, 2016

*Refunds: June 16, 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 current semester 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.
  • 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.

Watch the video below for information about the FAFSA and resources available to help you fill out this important application. 

Watch more FAFSA videos.