Financial Aid
Ogeechee Technical College

To qualify for most types of financial aid students must:

  • Be enrolled as a student in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if required
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a previously received grant. Agree to use any funds received for educationally related purposes
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in accordance with OTC policy
  • Certify that they will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance
  • Meet other program requirements
Verification Selection

Students who complete the FAFSA may be selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education.  If selected, the student must provide documentation that supports information entered on the FAFSA.  Documentation may include (but is not limited to):
  • Verification worksheet
  • Student's Social Security Card
  • W-2's of student, spouse, or parent
  • Birth Certificate
  • SSA-1099


Contact Information


One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd. | Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Toll Free: 800.646.1316
Fax: 912.486.7403
| Email:  

Degree, Diploma & Certificate Programs
Effective Fall Semester 2016
Credit Hours
Student Pays
12 (full-time)

Zell Miller Grant will pay full tuition provided student has 3.5+ GPA
Retro-Zell can be awarded to a previous semester if student have 3.5+ GPA
Zell Miller Scholarship will pay full tuition, provided student has 3.5+ GPA


Eligible Programs:

Automotive Technology Diploma (AT14)
Heavy Diesel Service Technician Certificate (HD31)
 Automotive Chassis Technology Specialist Certificate (ASG1) 
Automotive Climate Control Technician Certificate (AH21)

 Air Conditioning Electrical Technician Certificate (ACK1)
 Air Conditioning Technology Diploma (ACT2)
Air Conditioning Repair Specialist Certificate (ACY1)

Medical Front Office Assistant Certificate (MF21)
Business Healthcare Technology (BHT2)
Healthcare Billing and Reimbursement Assistant (HBA1)
Healthcare Office Assistant (HFA1)

Commercial Truck Driving Certificate (CT61)

Networking Specialist Diploma (NS14)
Information Technology Diploma (ITP4)
Computer Security Specialist Certificate (CS11)
Advanced Computer Security Specialist Certificate (AG71)
Microsoft Network Administrator Certificate (MS11)
Computer Support Specialist (CS14)

Certified Construction Worker (CCW1)
Construction Management Technology Diploma (CM22)
Advanced Carpentry Certificate (AB71)
Carpentry Fundamentals Certificate (CF21)
Carpentry Technology Certificate (CT31)
Construction Manager Certificate (CM81)


Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma (ECC2)
Child Development Specialist Certificate (CD61)
Early Childhood Care and Education Basics Certificate (EC31)
Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate (ECP1)

Programmable Control Technician I Certificate (PC81)
Industrial Systems Technology Diploma (IST4)
 Basic Electrical Technician Certificate (BE11)
Commercial Wiring Certificate (CW31)
Electrical Systems Technology Diploma (ES12)
Photovoltaic Systems Certificate (PS11)

Medical Coding Certificate (MC41)

Basic Mechatronics Specialist Certificate (MS41)

Pharmacy Technology Diploma (PT22)

Practical Nursing Diploma (PN12)
Nurse Aide Certificate (CN21)
Health Care Assistant (HA21)

Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate (CT91)

Surgical Technology Diploma (ST12)
Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Certificate  (CSB1)

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate (FS31)
Gas Metal Arc Welder Certificate (GM31)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate (GTA1)
Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Welder Fabricator Cert (VSM1)

Students interested in entering a field in which there are plenty of job openings can choose to enroll in one of OTC’s programs of study for which this grant covers the cost of tuition.

The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant,  is the boost a student needs to get started on the right path to an exciting career.

It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future.

To be eligible for the HOPE Career Grant, students must first qualify for and be receiving the HOPE Grant. The two grants together will cover all tuition for any of the eligible programs of study.

A few other things to know about the HOPE Career Grant:

  • Since it is a grant, it does NOT need to be repaid.
  • HOPE Career Grant awards are based on the student’s program of study and the number of hours of enrollment.
  • The grant is available only for eligible students who are pursuing certificates and diplomas.
  • High school students participating in dual credit enrollment are not eligible for the HOPE Career Grant award until they graduate.

Award Amounts:

To qualify, an OTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the programs below and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award


  • Eligibility for the HOPE Career Grant award for the Commercial Truck Driving program is for one term only.
  • The HOPE GED Grant, HOPE Grant, and HOPE Career Grant award can be awarded in the same term, if all other eligibility requirements are met up to cost of attendance.
  • High school students in dual or joint enrollment programs are not eligible for the HOPE Career Grant award.
  • Students who are actively pursuing a GED are eligible for HOPE Career Grant.
  • All eligibility requirements for the HOPE Grant apply to HOPE Career Grant.


  • Submit an application for admissions online:
  • Submit a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit official copies of your high school or GED transcripts.
  • Submit either ACCUPLACER, ASSET, SAT, or ACT test results (5 years old or less), or you can schedule to take the ACCUPLACER with our Assessment Center.
  • Apply for Financial Aid.
  • Attend a Meet Your Campus orientation
  • Attend class!

If you have any questions please be sure to contact our Financial Aid office at 912-681-5500


Hope Grant FlyerClick here to download
the HOPE Career Grant flyer >>

Click HERE to complete the FAFSA.

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines:
    Spring Semester-December 1st
    Summer Semester-April 1st
    Fall Semester-July 1st

Click HERE for the 2016/2017 tuition and fees.

OTC’s Title IV code is 030300.

Click HERE to check your financial aid status.

Refund checks are issued to your physical address listed on your Banner Web account or by Direct Deposit.

Click HERE to check your account balance and web payment.

Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship

Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors entering a TCSG institution in a field of study leading to a high demand career in the skilled trades. These scholarships are made available by a collaborative effort of Go Build Georgia (GBG), the Go Build Georgia Foundation and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships can be used to cover tuition, requisite fees and materials.


Various civic, professional, social, and other organizations provide scholarships for deserving students. In most cases, financial aid is awarded based upon academic performance, financial need, and availability of funds. For additional information please click here or contact the Foundation Office at 912.688.6098.

HOPE Career Grant

The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to Zell/Hope Grant recipients enrolled in designated programs. For additional information please click here or contact the Financial Aid Office at 912.681.5500. 

Student Access Loan (SAL)

The Student Access Loan (SAL) Program is a low interest loan program administered by Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC). The SAL is designed to assist undergraduate and technical college students who have a gap in meeting their educational costs. To apply for a Student Access Loan, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at and then wait approximately three days to allow the FAFSA to process. Once the FAFSA has been processed, you will need to visit the Student Access Loan Program page at to apply for the SAL.

Private Loans

Private loans are available to students. In order to apply for a private loan, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( and complete the application process with the lender.  OTC will work with the following lenders.

Veteran Administration (VA Benefits)

Veteran's benefits are available to qualified veterans and dependents. Application forms and assistance in filing for education benefits are available in the Financial Aid Office. For specific questions regarding individual eligibility call the VA Atlanta Regional office at 1-888-GIBILL (1-888-442-4551) or visit them at:

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) provides financial assistance to students who have physical or mental disabilities and who qualify for DRS services. Students should contact their local office of the Department of Human Resources for details.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

WIA is a form of financial aid available to serve disadvantaged adults and dislocated adult workers. Under WIA, HOPE and PELL must be used first to pay for tuition and fees before WIA. WIA also pays for books and supplies for students who qualify as well as provide assistance with daily travel and child care.



Contact Information

One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd. | Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Toll Free: 800.646.1316
Fax: 912.486.7403
| Email:

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