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Financial Aid - Types of Aid Available


FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Federal Pell Grant [+]
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The Pell Grant is a federal grant funded by the 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. Click here for more information.

Federal Work Study [+]
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The Federal Work Study Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. Click here for more information.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant [+]
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This grant provides aid to students with exceptional financial need and gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. Click here for more information.


Federal Education Student Loan Information [+]
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Lanier Technical College does not participate in any federal student or parent loan programs. Click here for more information.




STATE PROGRAMS

HOPE Grant for Diploma & Certificate Seeking Students [+]
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Diploma and certificate seeking students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applicants must meet Georgia's HOPE program requirements.



HOPE Scholarship for Degree Seeking Students [+]
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Associate Degree seeking students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applicants must meet Georgia's HOPE program requirements.


HOPE Scholarship Evaluation Procedures [+]
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All college credit hours attempted and their corresponding grades will be included in the calculation of the HOPE cumulative grade point average, even if those hours are not accepted as transfer credit by Lanier Tech. To be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, a student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at the end of each spring semester and at the term check points he/she attempts 30, 60 or 90 semester hours. Once your eligibility is evaluated, you will be notified by mail of the results.
Students must request HOPE Scholarship Evaluation through Lanier Technical College.
Students must graduate from high school with a 3.0 GPA as calculated by the Georgia Student Finance Commission for a college prep diploma or a 3.2 for a career tech diploma.
Students graduating under the single diploma type must have a 3.0 GPA as calculated by GSFC.
Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college.
If a student falls below a 3.0 GPA in college, they may only regain the HOPE Scholarship one time.
The HOPE Scholarship will not pay for remedial or developmental courses.
A student may receive the HOPE Scholarship until the first of these events:
The student has earned a baccalaureate or first professional degree;
The student has attempted at any postsecondary institution a total of 190 quarter hours or 127 semester hours;
The student has received a total of combined payment of 127 semester hours or 190 quarter hours from the HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Grant, and Accel program (Accel payments made beginning with Fall 2011 term are excluded from the 127 hour cap);
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Beginning with those students receiving HOPE for the first time on or after July 1, 2011, seven years from a student’s graduation from high school or the equivalent; provided, however, that for a student that serves on active duty in the military during such seven-year period such active duty service time will be credited back to the seven years.
The HOPE Scholarship Evaluation form and all transcripts must be submitted to Lanier Technical College at least two (2) weeks prior to the date you are scheduled to register for processing and notification of HOPE Scholarship status. Failure to request this evaluation by the deadline will require payment of tuition and fees by the student during the registration process. Students determined to be eligible for HOPE Scholarship at a later date may request reimbursement through the Financial Aid Office.



HOPE GED Voucher [+]
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Education Diploma (GED) awarded by the Technical College System of Georgia receive a one-time $500 HOPE GED Voucher. Click here for more information.

Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant [+]
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The Georgia Public Safety Memorial (GSPSM) Grant program provides non-repayable grants to eligible Georgia residents who are dependent children of Georgia law enforcement officers, prison guards, firefighters, or emergency medical technicians who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. Click here for more information.


Georgia HERO Scholarship [+]
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The Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Off-spring) Scholarship program was created to provide educational grant assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones or the children of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves. The Georgia HERO Scholarship Program is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC). Click here for more information.


Move On When Ready (MOWR) Program [+]
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Move On When Ready (MOWR) at Lanier Technical College is your jumpstart on your college career. The MOWR program saves time and money. With Move On When Ready you enroll in a college class and get credit at both your high school and the college. Plus, you have the option of taking classes at any of our five campuses or online. Click here for more information.

Student Access Loan Program [+]
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The Student Access Loan program is designed to be funding of last resort for college students who have a gap in their college financing. Click here for more information.


Zell Miller Scholarship Program [+]
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The Zell Miller Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship program with specific academic and grade point average eligibility requirements. The purpose of the Zell Miller Scholarship Program is to encourage the academic achievement of Georgia’s high school students and Georgians seeking Degrees from postsecondary institutions located in Georgia. Click here for more information.


HOPE Career Grant (formerly the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant) [+]
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Beginning with the Fall Semester 2013, students who are receiving the HOPE Grant may also be eligible for additional financial assistance for the following diploma programs:
Computer Science
  • Networking Specialist Diploma
  • Web Site Design/Development Diploma
  • Animation and Game Design Specialist TCC
  • Linux/Unix System Administrator TCC
  • PC Repair and Network Technician TCC
  • Web Site Developer TCC
Commercial Truck Driving
  • Commercial Truck Driving TCC (Beginning Summer 2017)
Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma
  • Child Development Specialist TCC
  • Early Childhood Care and Education Basics TCC
  • Early Childhood Program Administrator TCC
  • Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist TCC
Health Science
  • Pharmacy Technology Diploma
  • Surgical Technology Diploma
  • Medical Coding Specialist TCC
  • Medical Front Office Assistant TCC
  • Nurse Aide TCC
  • Pharmacy Assistant TCC
  • Phlebotomy Technician TCC
Practical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing Diploma
Industrial Maintenance
  • Industrial Systems Technology Diploma
  • Electrical Control Systems TCC
  • Industrial Mechanical Systems TCC
  • Industrial Motor Control Technician TCC
  • Mechatronics Technician TCC
  • Programmable Control Technician I TCC
  • Robotic Technician TCC
Movie Production Set Design
  • Design and Media Production Technology Diploma
  • Design and Media Production Specialist TCC
Precision Manufacturing
  • Machine Tool Technology Diploma
  • CNC and Machine Tool Technology TCC
Welding and Joining Technology
  • Welding and Joining Technology Diploma
  • Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder TCC
  • Gas Metal Arc Welder TCC
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welder TCC

  • Click here for more information.



    ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

    Foundation Scholarships [+]
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    The Lanier Technical College Foundation, Inc. receives donations from business, industry, civic organizations, and individuals earmarked to provide scholarships for deserving students who meet the specific criteria required. Scholarship awards may supplement other federal and state grants and may be used for direct and/or indirect costs associated with educational expenses incurred during the period awarded. The Lanier Technical College Foundation announces the availability of external scholarships as openings arise. Student should obtain various Foundation administered scholarship applications from the Financial Aid Office. Lanier Technical College Foundation Scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded by the Foundation Scholarship Committee. Please check the Lanier Technical College web site for semester deadline dates.


    Private Loans [+]
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    Lanier Technical College does not currently participate in any federal student or parent loan programs. Any student loan for which a student wishes to apply for must be a private student loan.

    Click here for more information on Private loans.



    Unemployment Benefits [+]
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    Eligible students should contact the Department of Labor for information concerning regulations and requirements regarding receipt of unemployment benefits while attending Lanier Technical College. Click here for more information.


    Veterans and Eligible Dependents [+]
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    Lanier Tech is approved for training by the State Department of Veteran Services. Benefits may be obtained from the Veterans Administration if the veteran or other eligible persons meet the eligibility requirements. To determine your eligibility, contact the local or regional Veterans Administration office. Information and assistance may be obtained by calling the Veterans Administration toll free at 1-888-442-4551. Application assistance is available through the Financial Aid Office and online at www.gibill.va.gov.

    Certifying officials in Financial Aid will provide counseling and assistance. There are many types of Veteran Education benefits. It can be overwhelming to try to make sense of it all and know which benefit will be best for you. Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefit program.

    Click here for more information. Lanier Technical College's VA Certifying official may be reached at 770-533-7022.



    Vocational Rehabilitation [+]
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    Qualified students, those with certain disabilities which might prevent employment, may receive services while attending Lanier Technical College. Click here for more information.


    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [+]
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    WIA is a form of financial aid available to serve disadvantaged adults and dislocated adult workers. Click here for more information.

       
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