Federal Work Study:
This is a needs-based federal grant to help students pay for educational expenses by providing work sites on campus. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The Federal Work Study grant is not available to students who are in learning support classes (DV00), institutionally accepted (IA00), working toward a certificate or attending another school as a regular student.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG):
FSEOG is a needs-based federal grant to help students who have exceptional needs. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before being considered for this grant. FSEOG is not available to students who are enrolled in learning support (DV00), institutionally accepted (IA00), working toward a certificate or attending another school as a regular student.
New Connections to Work:
Participants must be TANF recipients and be referred by the Department of Family and Children Services to be eligible for this program. Some financial aid may be available to qualified students who have entered school or will be entering school. This program is administered by the New Connections to Work coordinator. For more information please call 229-430-1701.
Georgia Fatherhood Program:
Participants are referred through the Child Support Enforcement agency; please call 229-430-3565 for more information.
Provides assistance to qualified students with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities. Application is made through the local office of Rehabilitation Services, and assistance on-campus is provided through the coordinator of disabled student services.
Social Security Benefits:
For information concerning Social Security payments while attending Albany Tech, the applicant should contact the local Social Security Office.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF):
Students receiving TANF should contact their case manager at the area Department of Family and Children Services to see if they qualify for any child care/transportation assistance.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA):
A federally funded program operated by the Georgia Department of Labor designed to provide assistance to those in need of occupational skills training. Students in Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor and Webster counties please contact Sandhya Muljibhai at 229-931-5101 for more information. All other counties, please call 229-430-5010.
Various local, civic, social and professional organizations provide scholarships for qualified students. In most cases, financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, educational costs and availability of funds. See the director of financial aid for details.
Bright from the Start/BFTS (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning) :
BFTS provides financial help through its “SCHOLARSHIPS” program. “SCHOLARSHIPS” is for childcare staff and family daycare home providers who work in licensed centers or registered homes. An individual preparing for work that is interested in working in a childcare program, but not yet employed, does not qualify for this financial assistance. “SCHOLARSHIPS” considers wages, position, hours of employment, length of employment, and work setting in determining eligibility for this financial assistance. SCHOLARSHIPS pays, directly to the institution, 80% of fees not covered by HOPE or PELL if enrolled in a public two- or four-year institution in an early childhood care and education program of study. It does not cover course work offered through Continuing Education—only academic, credit-bearing course work is covered. At private institutions, SCHOLARSHIPS awards up to $1800 per semester after HOPE and PELL have been applied.
Many teachers may not need tuition assistance but SCHOLARSHIPS also provides a cash stipend of $200, directly to the teacher each semester or $150 each quarter that he/she is enrolled in an eligible program. The student receives the stipend regardless of their financial aid status. Finally, there is a one-time CDA (a national credential) assessment fee scholarship available through this program. For all your questions regarding “SCHOLARSHIPS” please call Care Solutions directly at 1-800-227-3410 to talk with their trained staff or go to http://www.caresolutions.com/content/page.cfm/183/ .