Types of Aid Available


Federal Grants

PDF Pell Grant Eligible – Title IV Programs

Federal PELL Grant 2023 – 2024

The Pell Grant is a federal funded grant for undergraduate students with financial need.  This grant does not have to be repaid unless the student withdraws completely from classes and may owe a refund.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) 2023-2024

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a federally funded grant.


State Grants & Scholarships

Basic Eligibility Requirements for State Aid Programs

  • Must have been a U.S. citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of class of the term in which the student is seeking assistance from any state program
  • Must have been a resident of the State of Georgia at the time of high school graduation, home school program or successful GED completion for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes for the term in which assistance from a state program is sought; OR if student was not a resident of the State of Georgia at the time of high school graduation, home school program or successful GED completion, student must meet the minimum residency requirement of 24 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes for the term in which assistance from a state program is sought
  • Must be registered with Selective Service
  • Cannot be in default/repayment on a student loan
  • Cannot owe a refund on any federal/state grant
  • Cannot receive assistance from state programs if convicted of a drug related felony from the date of conviction to the completion of the following school term
  • Cannot receive assistance from state programs while incarcerated

HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships

Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship are available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarships provides money to assist students with the educational costs of attending a HOPE eligible postsecondary institution located in Georgia.

HOPE and Zell Miller Grants

Eligibility Requirements (in addition to Basic Eligibility Requirements listed above):

  • Must be enrolled in an eligible program of study (Diploma and Certificate); fulltime enrollment is NOT required and there is no minimum high school GPA requirement
  • Must not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree

HOPE Career Grant

Students enrolled in eligible programs and receiving HOPE Grant funds may also be eligible for funding from the HOPE Career Grant. Students who receive both the HOPE Grant and HOPE Career Grant can attend CGTC tuition free with very little out of pocket cost! A student’s HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount per term based on the student’s program of study and hours enrolled.

Dual Enrollment Program

The Dual Enrollment Program provides for students who are dual credit enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible post-secondary institution in Georgia. These students take earn post-secondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and post-secondary requirements.

For more detailed information about state grants, scholarships, and programs, go to www.gafutures.org


Student Loans

Student Access Loan

The Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA) offers the Student Access Loan Program (SAL) for eligible students attending an eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia.  The SAL is a 1% fixed rate loan, designed to assist students who have a gap in meeting their educational needs. The loan is also designed to provide a loan discharge option to technical college students who graduate with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in the program of study for which the loan was received.

Federal Direct Loan

The Federal Loan Program allows students to borrow money at a low interest rate for educational expenses. While loans can be a good investment in a student’s future, taking out a federal loan is a serious obligation. The full amount borrowed must be paid back with interest.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

PDF  Student Loan Code of Conduct


Other Assistance

Federal Work Study

What is Federal Work Study?
Work study is a federal program designed to provide employment opportunities to eligible students. These are opportunities within various departments around the college.

Veterans Benefits

Central Georgia Technical College is a regionally accredited institution of higher education offering associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs. CGTC is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and assistance to veterans, active duty military, and military dependents. A certifying official is available at both the Warner Robins and Macon campuses to certify enrollment of students who qualify for military benefits. Certifying officials may be contacted at by calling 478-757-3647 (Warner Robins) or 478-218-3717 (Macon). Please note that CGTC cannot make the determination of one’s eligibility for VA benefits. Please contact the Department of Veteran Affairs for eligibility at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill .

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program is a federally funded program that provides employability training to the economically disadvantaged and dislocated workers.

WIOA provides assistance with tuition and fees, textbooks and required supplies, uniforms and tools. Additional support services are available based on individual eligibility and WIOA policy.

Other Scholarship Opportunities