Types of Aid

Here at West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) we award grants, scholarships, federal work-study, federal loans, SALT loan and WIOA funds.

There are four types of financial aid available to students: grants, scholarships, loans and work-study.

Grant and scholarships are referred to as “gift aid” because they are financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid.  Grants are usually awarded based on financial need, and scholarships are awarded based on merit such as GPA, residency, academic program, etc.

Loans are the only type of financial aid that must be repaid with interest.  Students are encouraged to exhaust all grants and scholarships before considering student loans.

Work-study provides part-time jobs to students demonstrating financial need to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.

Click on a type of program below to learn more.


State Programs:

  1. HOPE Grant
  2. Zell Miller Grant
  3. HOPE Career Grant


Federal Programs:

  1. Federal Pell Grant
  2. Federal SEOG
  3. Federal Direct Loan


Veterans Programs:

  1. Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI Bill
  2. Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  3. Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program


Institutional Programs


Work Study Programs:

  1. Federal Work Study


Scholarships & Grants


WGTC Foundation Scholarships