CTC extends payment deadline
by Staff Report
Jul 28, 2011 | 2323 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chattahoochee Technical College students have a little bit longer to pay tuition and fees for fall semester. The first deadline, originally set for July 29 at noon, has been postponed to Aug. 12 at noon, giving students an additional two weeks to pay out-of-pocket expenses for the upcoming semester.

Subsequent deadlines are still on the schedule. The second payment deadline remains Aug. 19 at noon while the third and final payment deadline remains Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

According to a press release, most of CTC's students receive some sort of financial aid, including the Pell Grant and HOPE Scholarship or Grant.

Pell funding will not change for the upcoming school year with eligible students receiving a maximum of $5,550 -- based on full-time enrollment in a full academic year -- to be split evenly among the semesters.

Students receiving HOPE will see some changes.

Under the new guidelines, students who qualify for HOPE will have $60.75 of the $75 per credit hour tuition costs paid. Fees and books will no longer be covered.

The HOPE Grant, which is for students pursuing a diploma or certificate, will now have a grade point average requirement of 3.0. Students can receive funding for up to 63 semester hours of attempted work, including remedial classes.

For those studying for a degree at Chattahoochee Technical College, HOPE Scholarships are still available.

Like the Grant, the scholarship will pay $60.75 per credit hour and will not cover fees or books. The scholarship, which pays up to 127 hours of attempted work, has a few additional requirements, including a rule stating that students must have received the scholarship within seven years of high school graduation or having earned a General Educational Development Diploma.

Unlike the grant, the scholarship does not pay for remedial classes.

Prospective students still have until Friday, July 29, to complete and submit documents and application fees for the fall semester. With the semester start date Aug. 22 rather than September under the quarter system, students are facing earlier deadlines.

For more information on Chattahoochee Technical College, visit www.ChattahoocheeTech.edu or call 770-528-4545.