How many hours do I have to take to be considered a full time student?

The Forsyth Tech Financial Aid office considers enrollment status as follows:

Enrollment Status Number of Hours Taken
Less than half-time 1 to 5 hours
½ Time 6 to 8 hours
¾ time 9 to 11 hours
Full-time 12+ hours

 

Where do I go if I need financial aid?

Student Financial Services on Main Campus in the Allman Center, Room 261.  The telephone number is 336.734.7235.

 

How do I apply for Financial Aid, and how long does it take?

www.fafsa.ed.gov  is the website, usually takes 5-6 weeks after application is completed, if you have questions, please go to the Financial Aid Office located on the second floor of the Allman Center, Room 261

 

How do I apply for Financial Aid and/or Scholarships?

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. FAFSAs become available beginning October 1 for the upcoming school year. Find complete information on Financial Aid and Scholarships here.

 

If I fill out the FAFSA for financial aid, do I still need to fill out an application for admissions?

Please note that your financial aid award will not be made until your admissions file is complete and you are accepted to the college.

 

How do I make changes to my FAFSA?

You can make changes to your FAFSA by logging on the FAFSA website.  Select “Make a Correction” to make changes to your FAFSA application.

 

What is a Pell grant?

The Pell grant is a federally funded, need-based grant for undergraduate students.  You can view eligibility requirements and apply online for the Pell Grant on our Financial Aid webpage.

 

Where do I go if I want to apply for a scholarship?

Student Financial Services on Main Campus in the Allman Center, Room 261.  The telephone number is 336.734.7235.

 

Where do I go if I need financial assistance for child care?

Student Financial Services on Main Campus in the Allman Center, Room 261.  The telephone number is 336.734.7235.

 

I have dropped a class; how will that effect my financial aid?

Federal regulations require that students receiving Title IV financial assistance must maintain satisfactory academic progress. The guidelines can be found at this link:  Satisfactory Academic Progress.