Application and Selection
Are all undergraduates eligible for Tech Promise?
You must be pursuing your first undergraduate degree and be accepted as an entering first-year to be eligible for Tech Promise. Review eligibility criteria.
How do I apply for Tech Promise?
Candidates will be selected from first-year students who submit and complete an application for financial aid through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by the designated application deadline. A separate application is not required. Tech 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 for Tech Promise?
The financial aid application deadline for consideration is January 31.
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.
Do I have to provide my parental financial information to be a candidate for Tech Promise?
Yes. Parental income, benefits, and asset information are required to determine eligibility for Tech Promise.
Who selects recipients for Tech Promise?
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid selects recipients and administers the Tech Promise Program. The Director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid serves as the final authority for the selection of candidates and the level of support provided to each recipient.
When will I know if I have been selected as a recipient?
Students are selected for Tech Promise in advance of their first semester attending Georgia Tech as an entering first-years. Recipients will be selected and award notifications will be available for each entering first-year candidate in mid-April. Renewal Tech Promise students will be notified in late June.
Awards and Disbursements
How many total semesters of financial assistance can I receive from Tech Promise?
Students are limited to receiving institutional scholarships for the first eight semesters of full-time enrollment. During an academic year, scholarships are awarded for only two semesters (Fall, Spring or Summer).
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.
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 required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA as well as a semester GPA of 2.0. Recipients must also 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 Tech Promise?
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 Tech Promise Program recipients required to participate in the Federal Work Study Program?
No, recipients are 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 Tech Promise will be combined with any other outside 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 do I contact for more information?
Please check our website for contact information.
Page last reviewed/updated on 8/2/19