Grants are gift aid that, unlike loans, does not have to be repaid. Only undergraduates who have not previously received a bachelor's degree are eligible. Grants are awarded to those who exhibit exceptional financial need and apply for aid by the Priority filing date. Several types of grants are described below:
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who do not have a bachelor's degree. Award amounts are based on the assumption of 12 eligible hours per semester. Some Federal Pell Grant recipients are eligible for partial awards for less than half-time enrollment.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
SEOG is awarded to Pell-eligible undergraduate students who do not have a bachelor's degree and who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Award amounts vary and are determined by the availability of funds.
The Georgia Tech Grant
Annual grants are awarded to deserving Tech students who demonstrate financial need. The funds are donated by Georgia Tech alumni, industry friends, and others. Entering freshmen are limited to receiving institutional grants for the first eight terms of full-time enrollment. Students are limited to receiving grants for two semesters of enrollment during an academic year (Fall, Spring, or Summer). A transfer student's eligibility will be determined on an individual basis depending upon hours transferred. Students are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA as well as a semester GPA of 2.0. These requirements for grant retention are in addition to the renewal terms listed here.
The Dean's Grant program is reserved for student who are pursuing a major in either College of Science or Ivan Allen College. More information can be found by clicking the link above.
State of Georgia Grants
Information on other grants and scholarships available from the State of Georgia is located at GaCollege411.
Other States Grants
Information on other U.S. states and territories, besides Georgia, and their grants and scholarships is available from the U.S. Department of Education.
This website last reviewed/updated on 06/12/15