The Pell Grant is a federal grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Students
who demonstrate financial need, who are enrolled in a Pell eligible program and
have not received a bachelor's degree may qualify for this grant. Most short-term
certificate programs do not meet the program length requirements as established
by the U.S. Department of Education and therefore do not meet the definition of
a Pell eligible program. Most diploma and all associate degree programs are Pell
eligible programs. Pell awards are payable in three equal installments to be disbursed
at the beginning of the 5th week of the term. Students must complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in order to determine eligibility. This aid
does not have to be repaid provided the recipient meets all
- Special Admissions students are not eligible for federal financial aid benefits.
- Pell Grant awards are based on a student's enrollment status, cost of attendance,
program of study and degree of financial need. Student’s registered for classes
during Part of Term 3 which begins during the second half of the semester will receive
those Pell funds after the drop/add period for Part of Term 3 as required by the
U.S. Department of Education.
- Every year, Federal regulations require all post-secondary institutions to complete
verifications on a select number of their Free Applications for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) applicants.
The students are selected by either the U.S. Department of Education or Lanier Technical
- Students who withdraw from the college before the end of the 6th week of the semester
will have their Pell award pro-rated. Students who have their award recalculated
may owe back a significant portion of their Pell Grant disbursement. Holds may be
placed on student accounts for any unpaid balances owed to the college. Holds may
prevent registration, receipt of transcripts, and graduation.
- Pell funds are available for use at the bookstore approximately one week prior to
the beginning of the term.
- Selective Service registration is required for financial aid eligibility. Males
who failed to register who can demonstrate extenuating circumstances that resulted
in their failure to register may file an appeal with the College. Appeals will be
reviewed by the Financial Aid Review Committee once each term. Please contact the
Financial Aid Office for the Selective Service Appeal form and the deadline date
for filing the appeal. The Financial Aid Review Committee's decision is final and
cannot be appealed with U.S. Department of Education.
- All Associate Degree and most Diploma programs at Lanier Technical College are Pell
eligible. The following certificate programs are also Pell eligible:
- Cosmetic Esthetician
- Healthcare Assistant