Things That May Affect Your Aid

How to Accept Your Financial Aid Award

Dropping and Withdrawing From Classes

Through the 3rd day of the term students may drop their courses they registered to take. Dropping a course is done through Banner Self-Service, the student database system. If you drop your course(s) by the 3rd day you have:

  • No academic penalty
  • No tuition or fee charges
  • No Financial Aid awarded


Federal regulations require all institutions to confirm the accuracy of information submitted on the FAFSA. This process is called verification. The U.S. Department of Education selects applicants for the verification process. The Financial Aid Office at Central Georgia Technical College reserves the right to select additional applicants for the process of verification at its discretion. This discretionary selection may be generated due to conflicting information or due to concerns that data may not be accurate or complete.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal regulations require institutions participating in Title IV financial aid programs to have a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Central Georgia Technical College’s policy applies to all students regardless of whether they are Title IV eligible or not. SAP is checked at the completion of each term.

PDF Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Overview

Student Loan Status

Click here to access the Department of Education’s information on managing your student loans.

The Department of Education and its student loan servicers offer students the services listed below FREE OF CHARGE.

  • Consolidating federal student loans;
  • Changing repayment plan;
  • Resolving defaults;
  • Filing requests for borrower defense loan cancellation; and
  • Other benefits and services that students are entitled to receive at no charge.

Drug Conviction

Drug Conviction Information

Unusual Enrollment History

The Department of Education is making efforts to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant Program by identifying students with unusual enrollment histories (UEH). The UEH is a specific enrollment pattern in which students attend an institution long enough to receive Title IV credit balance funds, leave without completing the enrollment period, enrolls at another institution, and repeats the pattern of enrollment just long enough to collect another Title IV balance without having earned any academic credit. There may be cases where students have a legitimate reason for enrollment at multiple institutions. However, such an enrollment history requires a review to determine whether there are valid reasons for the UEH.

Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First-Time Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013

On July 6, 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) added a new provision to the Direct Loan statutory requirements that limits a first-time borrower’s eligibility for Direct Subsidized Loans to a period not to exceed 150 percent of the length of the borrower’s educational program. Under certain conditions, the provision also causes first –time borrowers who have exceeded the 150 percent limit to lose the interest subsidy on the Direct Subsidized Loans. Only first-time borrowers on or after July 1, 2013 are subject to the new provision.

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