Federal Student Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grant Program

This program awards grants directly to students with payment made through Forsyth Tech.  Federal Pell Grants are the “foundation” of student aid to which aid from all other sources may be added.

Eligibility

Student’s eligibility is determined by using a formula established by Congress which takes into consideration family financial circumstances.  The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number that is used by the institution to determine the amount of the Federal Pell Grant.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be undergraduates enrolled as either part-time or full-time students in an approved postsecondary institution who have not already earned a bachelor’s or professional degree
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)

Eligibility

A student must be an undergraduate and have exceptional financial need to qualify for a FSEOG award.  Recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant during the academic year.

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

Federal Direct Stafford loans are available to eligible student borrowers. A Direct Stafford loan may be Subsidized, Unsubsidized or both. Federal Direct PLUS loans are available to eligible parent borrowers.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Federal Direct Loans, you will need to:

  • Meet the general eligibility requirements for all Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours); and
  • Not exceed annual or aggregate loan limits.

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). First time Federal Direct loan borrowers will also need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

For more information, please view the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program page.

Federal Work Study Program (FWS)

This program provides jobs to students who qualify for financial assistance and encourages them to participate in community service activities.

Eligibility

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be enrolled at an approved postsecondary institution
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Value

Jobs usually range from 10 to 15 hours per week and pay at least federal minimum wage.  Employment may be on or off campus.

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA).

For more information, please visit the Federal Work Study page.