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Vidalia Campus
Library: Room 143, Administration Building, 912-538-3132
Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Computer Lab: Room 803, Gillis Building
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Swainsboro Campus
Room 2301, Instructional Building
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
478-289-2322

All campus libraries are closed between semesters.

Text Us @ 912-388-0343

For more information:

Jane Summey
Director of Library Services
Swainsboro Campus: Monday, Tuesday
Vidalia Campus: Wednesday, Thursday
(912) 538-3209
jsummey@southeasterntech.edu

Leah Dasher
Librarian
Vidalia Campus
(912) 538-3186
ldasher@southeasterntech.edu

Melany Bowen
Assistant Librarian, Evening
Vidalia Campus
(912)538-3132
mbowen@southeasterntech.edu

Cassandra Hall
Assistant Librarian, Day
Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2322
chall@southeasterntech.edu

Kaye Wickstrom
Assistant Librarian, Evening
Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2322
kwickstrom@southeasterntech.edu

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Types Of Aid-Application Procedures

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for all Federally–funded Financial Aid programs and can be completed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

**Please make sure that you wait until the IRS accepts your tax return and those of your parents for Dependent students prior to completing the FAFSA and that you use the IRS Transfer Tool to populate the tax information on your FAFSA. If you do not use the transfer tool, you will be selected for Verification and will have to acquire tax transcripts from the IRS. We will not be able to accept a copy of your tax return.

Seven Easy Steps to completing the FAFSA
Below is a series of videos on the seven steps to complete the FAFSA:
Introduction
Step 1: Student Demographics
Step 2: School Selection
Step 3: Dependency Status
Step 4: Parent Demographics
Step 5: Financial Information
Step 6: Sign and Submit
Step 7: Confirmation


Federal Pell Grant (Federal School Code is 030665)
Federal Work Study
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
HOPE Grant
HOPE Scholarship
Zell Miller Scholarship
HOPE GED Voucher
Veteran Programs
Private Student Loans

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal PELL Grant (PELL) is a federally funded Title IV Grant Program available to students who meet certain income guidelines of postsecondary education. The PELL Grant does not require repayment. It is not available to anyone who has received a bachelor's degree, owes a refund to any Title IV Aid Program, or is in default on a student loan.

The amount of the Pell Grant award will depend on the family contribution amount shown on the Student Aid Report, whether the student is full or part-time, the number of federal credit hours enrolled, the cost of attendance, and the size of federal appropriations. Students must reapply each fiscal year (prior to Fall Term of each year) by completing the renewal application or the FAFSA for the new year.

More information is available at http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell
Apply Online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ (Federal School Code is 030665).

**Please make sure that you wait until the IRS accepts your tax return and those of your parents for Dependent students prior to completing the FAFSA and that you use the IRS Transfer Tool to populate the tax information on your FAFSA. If you do not use the transfer tool, you will be selected for Verification and will have to acquire tax transcripts from the IRS. We will not be able to accept a copy of your tax return.

Federal Work Study

This is a needs-based federal grant to help students fund educational expenses by providing work sites on campus. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a valid EFC (expected family contribution) issued by the Department of Education before being considered for this grant. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (six hours). The Federal Work Study grant is not available to students who are in developmental studies classes and institutional accepted (IA00).

More information is available at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/work-study

To apply, contact the Career Services office.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are based on financial need. Students must be undergraduates enrolled in an eligible program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate at an eligible college. Students must be enrolled at least one term to receive FSEOG. Students must meet citizenship requirements as required for all Title IV Programs, as well as all other eligibility listed in the Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook. Priority for supplemental grants will be given to students with the lowest EFC, the greatest need, and the highest cumulative grade point average. These students must also receive Pell and HOPE in the same term.

The Office of Financial Aid will use the SAR/ISIR to consider all eligible students for FSEOG. Checks will be cut and disbursed by the Business Office to eligible students.

Maximum FSEOG Award - The maximum FSEOG a student may receive per academic year at the College will depend on the availability of funds, but will not exceed $400 per semester for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters or $1200 per year.

More information is available at http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/fseog

HOPE Grant

This is a state grant funded by the Georgia lottery. The HOPE Grant covers a portion of tuition for students seeking diplomas and certificates. For technical colleges, there are high school graduation requirements. Recipients must be residents of Georgia for at least twelve (12) consecutive months and not be in default of a student loan.

More information is available at https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HOPE_Grant_Program.aspx.

HOPE Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Georgia lottery. The HOPE Scholarship covers a portion of tuition for students seeking a degree at a technical college or university. Effective Fall Semester 2011, the HOPE Scholarship does not cover fees or provide a book allowance. The student must be a 1993 or later high school graduate with a 3.0 GPA in a college preparatory track or a 3.2 GPA in a technical curriculum track to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. A nontraditional student may qualify for the HOPE scholarship after completing 30 semester hours in the diploma program and maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Grade point averages are recalculated at 30, 60, and 90 semester hours at which time the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to retain the HOPE Scholarship. The student must be Georgia resident and not be in default of a student loan. Also effective Fall Semester 2011, students who graduated from high school over seven years ago will not be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship unless they were previously awarded as of June 30, 2011.

More information is available at https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HOPE_Scholarship_Program_Overview.aspx.

Zell Miller Scholarship

A student who graduated high school with a 3.7 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale and with an SAT score of 1200 or an ACT score of 26, on a single administered test, is eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship. The Valedictorian or Salutatorian from a high school graduating class is considered automatically eligible, regardless of GPA/SAT/ACT. Starting Fall Semester 2011, current students will have to meet the GPA/SAT/ACT requirement from high school and have a least a 3.3 GPA at the 30, 60, or 90 semester hour check point of their college coursework.

More information is available at https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Zell_Miller_Scholarship/Zell_Miller_Scholarship_Program_Overview.aspx

HOPE GED Voucher

Students who earn a GED on or after July 1, 1993, receive a $500 voucher that can be applied toward the cost of education. Student must be eligible for the HOPE grant to redeem the voucher.

More information is available at https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HOPE_GED_Grant.aspx

Veteran Programs

Southeastern Technical College is approved for veteran’s training under various programs. These programs are briefly described in the following paragraph. Check with the Financial Aid office prior to enrolling in a course to assure that a particular course meets current approval for VA benefits. Students must apply through the VA to determine eligibility and must turn in a Certificate of Eligibility or a copy of the veterans DD214 to be certified.

Chapter 30: Active duty educational assistance for veterans with service prior to September 11, 2001

Chapter 32: Vietnam-era veterans educational assistance (VEAP)

Chapter 33: Active duty educational assistance for veterans with service after September 11, 2001

Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance (children/spouse of veteran with service-connected permanent and/or total disability or fatal injury)

Chapter 1606: Selective reserve educational assistance

Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

VRAP:  Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

More information is available at http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/

Private Student Loans

Southeastern Technical College does not participate in the Federal Stafford Student Loan program or the Federal Parent PLUS Loan program.  Loans should be used as a last resort to pay for education.  Students needing loans to finance their education must consider private loan options.  Private student loans are different from federal student loans in that they are not guaranteed by the federal government, require a credit check, and often require a co-signer.  Terms and conditions vary significantly by lender.  Carefully consider your needs, and then select a loan product that best meets your individual situation.

Application instructions are available on the Southeastern Technical College Loan page.