Priority Dates

Application Steps 2017-18 Academic Year

FAFSA

Apply for 2017 – 2018 FAFSA using OFTC Federal School Code:031555

Use the link above to apply for all aid available:

  • Federal PELL Grant
  • Federal SEOG, FWS, LEAP, ACG
  • GA HOPE Grant
  • GA HOPE Career Grant
  • GA HOPE Scholarship
  • Zell Miller Grant
  • Zell Miller Scholarship

You will need your 2015 income information for 2017-2018 FAFSA.

 

GSFAPPS

Apply for GSFAPPS

Use the link above to apply for:

  • GA HOPE Grant
  • GA HOPE Career Grant
  • GA HOPE Scholarship
  • GA HOPE GED Grant
  • Zell Miller Grant
  • Zell Miller Scholarship

If you are unsure about which application to complete, review these tips.

 

Application Priority Dates

The priority dates exist to ensure financial aid applications are completed in time to receive aid for the term you apply. OFTC will accept your application at any time, but tuition and fees may be due out of pocket if financial aid is not awarded prior to term start. Priority dates are listed on the Academic Calendar for each term.

*You do not need to apply every term.

 

Tips for Selecting Which Application to Complete

  • Complete the GSFAPPS if you have a high income. You do not need to complete the FAFSA.
  • Complete the GSFAPPS if you are not able or willing to provide your 2015 income information for the FAFSA.
  • Complete the FAFSA if you have received the HOPE Grant or Scholarship in the past and maxed out your hours and/or can no longer receive HOPE. You do not need to complete the GSFAPPS.
  • If you are not sure which application to complete, always complete the FAFSA.

NOTE: If you completed a GSFAPP and received HOPE Grant or Scholarship within the last year, you do not need to do another GSFAPP.