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Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid

Okefenokee Technical College believes that the talent, hopes, and ambitions of our students are important.  With this thought in mind, Okefenokee Technical College continues to promote grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities for its qualified, deserving students who must find funds in order to attend.

The fundamental purpose of the financial aid programs at Okefenokee Technical College is, therefore, to make it possible for students who would normally be deprived of a postsecondary education because of inadequate funds to be able to attend.

Information presented here explains the programs we offer to assist our students with their college expenses, details the eligibility requirements for them, and describes how to apply for each program.

By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will be considered for federal, state, and institutional aid.  This aid includes the Federal Pell Grant (PELL), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), HOPE Scholarship and Grant, HOPE for Students who complete a GED, and institutional scholarships administered by the OTC Foundation.

It is critical that you complete the FAFSA as soon as you have your (and your parents' - if required) federal income tax information available.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID ANNUALLY.  As soon as you complete your tax return each year, you need to complete your FAFSA.

We encourage all of our students to complete the FAFSA in an electronic format (http://www.fafsa.gov).  Web filing of either the Renewal FAFSA or FAFSA on the Web is free and secure.  The processing time is faster than for paper FAFSA's, is more accurate and provides immediate feedback on potential data entry errors.  However, you may request a paper FAFSA by calling Federal Student Aid at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 319-337-5665. If you are hearing impaired, please contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.  OTC’s Federal Title IV School Code is 005511.

The Office of Financial Aid is available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm to answer any questions, no appointment is necessary.  If you are on our main campus, you are welcome to stop by our office located in the 100 Building.  You also may contact us by phone at (912) 287-6586 or email us at finaid@okefenokeetech.edu.  The Office of Financial Aid looks forward to providing assistance as you plan for this very important journey of your educational experience.

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Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Summer Semester 2013 Financial Aid Deadline | May 6th
Fall Semester 2013 Financial Aid Deadline | July 25th
Spring Semester 2014 Financial Aid Deadline | November 26th
Summer Semester 2014 Financial Aid Deadline | April 24th

 

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