Are all undergraduates eligible for the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
You must be pursuing your first undergraduate degree and be accepted as an entering freshman to be a part of the Promise program. Candidates must be eligible to apply for and receive federal student financial aid; classified as a legal resident of Georgia for tuition assessment purposes; and designated as a "dependent" of parent(s) who:
◾are legal residents of Georgia
◾have less than $33,300 in total annual income and/or benefits
◾are eligible to file an IRS Form 1040A or 1040EZ for the most recent tax year.
How do I apply for the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
Candidates will be selected from among students who submit and complete an application for financial aid through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by the designated application deadline. Applicants for student financial aid must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the PROFILE as well as the GT Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid to be considered for this or any other "need-based" program. A separate application is not required. Promise candidates may be asked to provide verification of family financial information including, but not limited to, what is listed on the FAFSA.
When is the deadline to be considered a candidate for the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
The financial aid application deadline for students entering as freshmen for Fall semester is February 15. For all renewal Tech Promise students the financial aid application deadline is May 1. Being an on-time applicant also means being accepted for admission to the Institute by the application deadline.
What happens if I do not meet the application deadline?
Only students meeting the financial aid application deadline will be considered candidates for this program. Recipients are selected and named prior to the beginning of the academic year, and mid-year awards and/or renewals will not be considered. Late applicants may apply for other financial aid and scholarships.
Do I have to provide my parental financial information to be a candidate for the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
Yes. Parental income and asset information will be required to determine eligibility for the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program.
When will I know if I have been selected as a recipient of the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
Students are selected for Promise in advance of their first semester attending Georgia Tech as an entering freshman. Recipients will be selected and award notifications will be available for each entering freshman candidate in mid-April. Renewal Tech Promise students will be notified in late June.
How many total semesters of financial assistance can I receive from the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
Students are limited to receiving institutional scholarships for the first eight terms of full-time enrollment.
How many semesters of financial assistance can I receive per academic year from the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
During an academic year, scholarships are awarded for only two semesters (Fall, Spring or Summer).
Do I have to reapply each year?
Yes, eligibility is evaluated for each academic year. Students must apply for student financial aid by the designated deadline and provide all requested documentation to be considered for awards in subsequent years.
Do I have to keep a certain GPA to qualify for Tech Promise?
Yes, recipients of Tech Promise are expected to achieve and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average out of a possible 4.0, be considered in "good standing" by the Office of the Registrar, and meet and maintain the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Eligibility will be monitored and, if necessary, awards/eligibility adjusted at the end of each semester.
Can I regain eligibility for the program mid-year if my GPA goes back up to a 2.0 or better?
Students may appeal for reinstatement consideration mid-year.
Do I have to be a full-time student to remain eligible for the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
Yes. Full-time enrollment is defined as at least 12 credit hours of attempted course work for credit toward the recipient's first undergraduate degree.
Are G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program recipients required to participate in the Federal Work Study Program?
No, recipients will not be required to participate in the Federal Work Study program, but each recipient will be offered funding from the Federal Work Study (FWS) program and provided the opportunity to earn up to $1,250 per semester toward meeting the student's financial need not covered by scholarships and grants. No increase in gift aid will be offered to those students who do not accept the work study offer.
What expenses will the program cover?
Awards from the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program will be combined with other scholarships, grants, and a Federal Work Study job opportunity to meet the student's financial need associated with the cost of full-time resident tuition, mandatory fees, an allowance for books, standard housing, personal expenses, and meal plan.
Who selects recipients for the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program?
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will select recipients and administer the G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Program. The Director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will serve as the final authority for the selection of candidates and the level of support provided to each recipient.
Who do I contact for more information?
Advisors in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid are available and assigned based upon the student's last name to assist applicants and answer questions. Please check the website for a list of staff members with email addresses and phone numbers. You may also call our main office phone number (404-894-4160) for general information, or email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the program pay for Study Abroad?
The program will pay for one semester of study abroad. Remember you must be full-time. This approved study abroad term must be considered one of the two terms per year paid by the Tech Promise program.
Page last reviewed/updated on 05/31/16