Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid
All applicants should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is recommended that students file their FAFSA at least four to six weeks prior to the date the funds will be needed.  The application is available on-line at

  • When filling out your FAFSA, you should use the name that it reflected on the Social Security Card for each and all parties that are included on the application.  Using nick names, middle names or abbreviations will cause a mismatch with the Social Security Administration and delay processing of your application.
  • A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be mailed directly to the student from the federal processor. When received, you will need to review the information for accuracy.  Make any corrections needed and return the form to the federal processor for corrections.  If not corrections are needed, no further action is required.
  • If selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you must provide signed copies of the tax returns used to complete your application (if applicable) and documentation for all untaxed income and benefits reported on your application to the institution. A verification worksheet will be provided to any student selected for verification.
  • In addition, applicants should note that Athens Technical College does not participate in any of the federal loan programs.

FAFSA Demonstration

This online demonstration will assist students and families to learn how to use FAFSA online. When prompted, enter eddemo as your user name, and fafsatest as the password.


FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid and increase your knowledge of the financial aid process.

FAFSA On The Phone

FAFSA On The Phone (FOTP) provides applicants with real-time assistance from a customer service representative in completing the FAFSA. FOTP is an alternative for FAFSA applicants who do not have access to FAFSA on the Web and who are facing fast-approaching state application deadlines. Please click the FAFSA On The Phone link to know more on how FOTP works.