West Georgia Technical College offers both need-based and non-need-based federal, state and institutional aid to eligible students to defray the cost of attendance. Students must demonstrate eligibility for financial aid by completing a financial aid application each year. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early but should be aware that acceptance for admission to West Georgia Technical College is required before a financial aid award can be offered.

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Create a Federal Student Aid ID
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Complete the FAFSA
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Review your processed Student Aid Report, usually processed in 2-3 business days
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Respond to any communications from WGTC regarding additional information needed
  1. Create a Federal Student Aid ID.
  2. Complete the FAFSA – WGTC code 010487
  3. Review your processed Student Aid Report, usually processed in 2-3 business days
  4. Respond to any communications from WGTC regarding additional information needed



How do I apply for financial aid? video

What is the FSA ID? video

Verification video


Frequently Asked Questions

Q:What is financial aid?

Financial aid is money used to pay for educational related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc. These funds may come from federal, state, and institutional sources.

Q:How to I know if I qualify for financial aid?

In general, to qualify for financial aid, you must: be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; be registered with selective service, if you are a male; not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal loan; be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate; maintain satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of your program of study; and not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.

Q:What kind of financial aid is available?

WGTC participates in federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships, which do not have to repay, federal student loan and work-study employment programs. For more information on available student aid, click here.

Q:Is there a deadline for me to apply for financial aid?

Yes, WGTC has deadlines for applying for admission and financial aid for each semester.  Although we will accept applications for financial aid at any time during the academic year, deadlines are set to insure that students financial aid is in place for the fee payment deadline and to purchase books in our bookstore. WGTC’s deadlines can be found here.


Q:How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need a FSA ID, student and parent tax transcripts for the applicable tax year, W-2s, Social Security card for student and parents if applicable to complete the form.

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Q:What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?

Satisfactory Academic Progress is a measurement of your academic performance. Under federal regulations, WGTC must determine at the conclusion of each semester how a financial aid recipient is performing in three areas: Quantitative Standard (rate of progress) to see if the student has passes at least 66.6 percent of their registered/attempted credit hours; Qualitative Standard (Grade Point Average) to see if the student is maintaining a 2.0 cumulative grade point average; and maximum timeframe to see if the student completed his/her program within 150 percent of the length of the program. Students who do not meet these standards are placed on financial aid warning for one semester. If the student does not meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standard after the semester on financial aid warning, the student will become ineligible for financial aid until he/she meets the standards. For more information on West Georgia Technical College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, click here.

Q:When will I know what financial aid I will receive?

Once WGTC has a processed FAFSA on file, verification is complete, if selected, and the confirmation of acceptance for admission is confirmed, the financial aid office will process your award within 4-6 weeks. An award letter will be sent outlining the grants and scholarships for which you qualify. WGTC does not automatically apply award student loans. Student interested in a loan must submit a loan request form to initiate a loan. Please contact the financial aid office for more information.