Lanier Technical College
2019 - 2020
Catalog and Student Handbook
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Federal Pell Grant
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 federal requirements.
  • 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 College.
  • 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
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