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Financial Assistance

Financial assistance from federal, and state, sources is available to qualified students. Students receiving financial aid from any Title IV program and/or state grant must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and complete at least 67 percent of scheduled credits (cumulative). Students enrolled in associate degree programs and receiving the HOPE scholarship must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students receiving the Zell Miller Scholarship are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3 at certain checkpoints. Students receiving the Zell Miller Grant are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on HOPE-paid hours at the end of each term.

Students are ineligible for any financial aid (federal or state) if they fall under any of the following categories:

  1. In default on a previous educational loan or owe a refund on any grant.
  2. Enrolled as a special-admit student.
  3. Enrolled in a business and industry training course or any course that does not lead to a degree, diploma, or certificate.

Students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at to apply for all grants, scholarships, Georgia low interest Loans, and private loans. The average Columbus Technical College processing time is two to three weeks when all information is submitted correctly and in a timely manner. For further information, students may contact the Financial Aid Office in Room 151C, Hartline Building, 706.649.1859.

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