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Financial aid at Forsyth Tech is available in the form of grants, scholarships, and work study 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. In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must complete the following steps. (This information is also available in our downloadable pdf: 2017-2018 Guide to Financial Aid pdf[1])

Step One – Apply For Admission To Forsyth Tech

You may apply online. This is a separate process from applying for financial aid; however, financial aid cannot be awarded until you are approved for admission.

Step Two – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


You should do this as soon as possible after January 1 of the current year you intend to enroll in college. 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 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 at fafsa.ed.gov. 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.

2017-18 Priority Processing Dates:

Fall 2017

Financial Aid Priority Processing Date – Monday, June 12, 2017 

All required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services by June 12, 2017.

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 2018

Financial Aid Priority Processing Date – Monday, November 6, 2017

All required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services by November 6, 2017.

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 2018

Financial Aid Priority Processing Date – Monday, March 12, 2018

All required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services by March 12, 2018.

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.

Step Three – Promptly respond to all requests for information


Once the Office of Student Financial Services receives a copy of your FAFSA from the U.S. Department of Education, a checklist letter will be sent to the address on file with Forsyth Tech’s Records Office, requesting documents needed to complete your file. Once all documents are received, your financial aid file will be reviewed for a possible award.

  • If it is determined that you are eligible for aid, you will receive a financial aid award letter along with several other important documents. Carefully read all materials.
  • 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.


2017-2018 Financial Aid Forms

Other Sources of Financial Aid

Forsyth Tech Financial Information

Student Financial Services Office

Main Campus
Allman Center, 2nd Floor
Suite 261
Monday – Thursday….. 8 am – 7 pm
Friday………………………… 8 am – 3 pm
Phone: 336.734.7235

Need more info?  Check our Financial FAQ.