Financial Aid Application Process

The purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, and employment that will help you and your family with educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies. The college will make every effort within available financial aid resources to assure that you will not be denied the opportunity to attend college because of a lack of funds to help meet educational expenses.

You may apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may choose one of the following methods to apply:

Online – You may apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Forsyth Tech’s School Code is 005317 and must be listed on the FAFSA.

With A Paper Application – If you would prefer to print out and mail in your application, a PDF FAFSA is available. It must be mailed to the address printed on the FAFSA application. If you do not have internet access, you may obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1.800.4.FED-AID.

You will need the following information when completing the FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your parents’ Social Security Number if you are a dependent student
  • Your Federal Income Tax Return and W-2s
  • Your parents’ Federal Income Tax Return and W-2s if you are a dependent student
  • Untaxed income records such as social security benefits, child support, and welfare, for example

The FAFSA may be completed at any time during the year; however, priority processing dates for each semester are listed below.

Deadline Dates:

Summer 2014

Financial Aid Deadline – Monday, March 31, 2014

All required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services by March 31, 2014.

If you are applying for the William D. Ford Direct student loans, you must also have completed the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note  by March 31, 2014.

Students should continue to complete FAFSA applications and turn documents into the financial aid office after this date; however, students must be prepared to pay for books and tuition for the Summer Term.

Financial aid awards may be viewed through your Techlink account.

Fall  2014

Financial Aid Deadline – Monday, June 2, 2014

All required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services by June 2, 2014.

If you are applying for the William D. Ford Direct student loans, you must also have completed the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note  by June 2, 2014.

Students should continue to complete FAFSA applications and turn documents into the financial aid office after this date; however, students must be prepared to pay for books and tuition for the Fall Semester.

Financial aid awards may be viewed through your Techlink account.

Spring 2015

Financial Aid Deadline – Monday, November 24, 2014

All required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services by November 24, 2014.

If you are applying for the William D. Ford Direct student loans, you must also have completed the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note  by November 24, 2014.

Students should continue to complete FAFSA applications and turn documents into the financial aid office after this date; however, students must be prepared to pay for books and tuition for the Spring Semester.

Financial aid awards may be viewed through your Techlink account

Summer 2015

Financial Aid Deadline – Monday, March 30, 2015

All required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services by March 30, 2015.

If you are applying for the William D. Ford Direct student loans, you must also have completed the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note  by March 30, 2015.

Students should continue to complete FAFSA applications and turn documents into the financial aid office after this date; however, students must be prepared to pay for books and tuition for the Summer Term.

Financial aid awards may be viewed through your Techlink account

Please look at our checklist to success for additional information. If you have any questions regarding the financial aid application process, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 336.734.7235 or visit our office located on the Main Campus, Allman Center, 2nd floor, Room 261.