Students who receive financial aid at Okefenokee Technical College are responsible for reading, understanding, and complying with the requirements explained here and on other official documents received from the Office of Financial Aid.
Because financial aid programs are funded by a variety of organizations, the requirements change frequently. Be sure to review requirements and take appropriate action to fulfill the requirements during each term of enrollment.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for most types of financial aid programs, all students must meet the following general eligibility requirements:
- Agree to use financial aid funds only for educational purposes;
- Meet Georgia residency requirements (for HOPE only);
- Be a U.S. Citizen or an Eligible Noncitizen;
- Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible degree, diploma, certificate program;
- Demonstrate financial need (for Title IV eligible programs);
- Have a high school diploma; or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate; or have completed a high school education in a homeschool setting, approved under state law;
- Have a valid Social Security number;
- Maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
- Be registered with Selective Service, if male (must register between the ages of 18 and 25); and;
- Not be in Default on a student loan or owe a Refund on a previously received scholarship or grant;
- Not have exceeded the maximum paid hours limits for any federal and/or state student aid;
- In addition, eligibility might be suspended if convicted of unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of controlled substances while receiving federal and state student aid (grants, loans, or work-study).