Dianne Barker
Holly Bates
Grace Santamaria
Amy Holloway
Technical College
TCSG Colleges
Albany Tech
Altamaha Tech
Athens Tech
Atlanta Tech
Augusta Tech
Central Georgia Tech
Chattahoochee Tech
Columbus Tech
Georgia Northwestern Tech
Georgia Piedmont Tech
Gwinnett Tech
Lanier Tech
Moultrie Tech
North Georgia Tech
Oconee Fall Line Tech
Ogeechee Tech
Okefenokee Tech
Savannah Tech
South Georgia Tech
Southeastern Tech
Southern Crescent Tech
Southwest Georgia Tech
West Georgia Tech
Wiregrass Georgia Tech
Three Types of Credentials
Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC)
8 weeks to 1 year
Professional Diploma
Usually 1 to 1 ½ years
Applied Associate of Science Degree (AAS)
Usually 2 years
Flexible class schedules
Classroom – day and evening courses
Online courses
Faculty are industry experienced
TCSG Education Includes
Business Programs
Banking & Finance
Education & Technology
Early Childhood Ed
Computer Information
Game Development
Digital Media
Television Production
Healthcare programs
Medical Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Surgical Tech
Security Programs
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Homeland Security
Trade & Agriculture
Diesel & Truck Driving
Machine Tool
Landscape Design
And Many More!
College compared to Alternative Investments
Washington Post
June, 2013
Holly Bates
Student Affairs Coordinator
Admissions Policies
• Most of our TCSG Colleges have
open admissions policies
• Accept
– regular high school graduates
– home school graduates
– GED graduates
Application to College
• Application fees vary from $15.00 to $25.00
– Most being $20.00
• No SAT or ACT required but welcomed
• COMPASS test required if no SAT or ACT scores to submit
– No charge for the COMPASS test
– COMPASS is an online exam
– Given on the college campuses
Contains three (3)
Not a pass or fail test
– Measures
– Reading
competencies in
the 3 areas,
determine if
– Grammar
learning support
– Mathematics
is needed
– Many students
need learning
In State Tuition & Fees
Standard tuition
• $85.00 per credit
• Few programs may
be slightly higher
• Commercial Truck
Driving = $125.00
• Basic Law
Enforcement =
$185.00 ±
– Up to 15 credit hours
(maximum tuition) =
– No charge for 15 credit
hours or more
– Full time = 12 credit
hours = $1020
– Vary from $250 to $300
per term
– Regardless of the
number of credit hours
Out of State Tuition & Fees
Out-of-State Tuition
– Double the Standard Tuition Rate = $170
• Few programs may be slightly higher
– Full-time = 12 credit hours = $2040
Fees: Same as previous slide.
– Vary from $250 to $300 per term
– Regardless of the number of credit hours
International Students Tuition
– Full-time = 12 credit hours =
• VISA holders Students
• Work Permit holders
Fees: Same as previous slide.
– Vary from $250 to $300 per
• Undocumented Students
• Deferred Action Students
– Four times Standard Rate =
– Regardless of the number of
credit hours
Transfer Options
Thinking of transferring for your four year degree?
– You can by taking a minimum of 10 credit hours in core subjects with a
TCSG College
– First check with the College you wish to transfer to before taking
courses to be certain which courses will indeed transfer
• Transfer articulation agreements can be found @
27 Courses Guaranteed!
TCSG & USG Statewide Articulation Agreement
TCSG Course
USG Course Equivalent
TCSG Course
USG Course Equivalent
ENGL 2130
ARTS 1101
HIST 1111
HIST 1112
HIST 2111
HIST 2112
HUMN 1101
PSYC 1101
SOCI 1101
POLS 1101
ECON 1101
ECON 1199
ECON 1998
English Composition I
English Composition 11
Public Speaking
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Intro to Statistics
College Algebra
Math Modeling
Intro to Physics I
Intro to Physics II
ENG 1101
ENG 1102
SPCH 1101
BIOL 1111 (L)
BIOL 1112 (L)
CHEM 1151 (L)
CHEM 1152 (L)
MATH 1127
MATH 1113
MATH 1131
MATH 1111
MATH 1101
PHYS 1111 (L)
PHYS 1112 (L)
American Literature
Art Appreciation
World History I
World History II
U.S. History I
U.S. History II
Intro to Humanities
Intro to Psychology
Intro to Sociology
American Govt.
Economics (Principles)
Economics Macro
Economics Micro
Holly Bates
Student Affairs Coordinator
Federal Student Financial Aid
• Pell Grant
• Direct Loans
• Federal Supplemental
Education Opportunity Grant
• Federal Work Study
State Student Financial Aid
Hope Scholarship
Zell Mill Scholarship
HOPE Grant
Student Access Loan Program
Georgia Hero Scholarship
Georgia Public Safety
Memorial Grant
Strategic Industries
Workforce Development
Tuition payment of $62.57 per credit hour
Each are measured at checkpoints for eligibility
Each has a CAP on credit hours in which they can receive payments.
HOPE Grant
Pays towards TCC and Diploma programs
Normally only found at a technical college
HOPE Grant GPA of 2.0 or greater
HOPE Scholarship
Pays for Associate Degrees and Bachelor Degrees
HOPE Scholarship GPA of 3.0 or greater
Other State Programs
• Zell Miller Scholarship
– Maintain GPA of 3.3
– Pays $85.00 per credit hour
• HOPE GED – GED recipients
– Pays a one-time $500.00 incentive upon enrollment in an
eligible college into an eligible program of study
• Accel – Dual Enrolled High School Students
– Pays $85.00 per credit hour
Other State Programs
• Student Accel Loan
Low interest loan program
Students chosen by a “lottery” selection criteria
Must have exhausted all other financial aid resources
Loans up to $10,000 or up to cost of attendance
• Georgia Hero Scholarship
– Members and Dependents of National Guard and Military Reservists who
served in combat zones
– Up to $2000 each year
Other State Programs
• Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant
– Dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were
permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty.
– Funds can be obtained up the cost of attendance of each eligible
• Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant
– Provides extra assistance to Commission approved programs of
– Approximately $1,000 per year
Need-Based Federal Aid
Federal Pell Grant
– Up to $5645 available for full time students annually
– Must be enrolled in an eligible program of study
– Must be enrolled as a regular/provisional student
– Can be less than full time, but award is pro-rated
Direct Subsidized Loans – Interest paid by Government
while in school
– Must be enrolled in an eligible program of study
– Must be registered for at least ½ time (6 credits)
Other Federal Aid
• Unsubsidized Direct Loan
– Interest accrues while in school for payback by student
• Federal Work Study
– Provides part-time employment while the student is enrolled in school to help pay for
educational expenses.
– Subject to allocations a college receives.
• Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
– Provides funding to help finance education.
– This is based on a student’s need.
– Subject to the allocations a college receives for awarding.
Other Financial Aid Programs
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Veteran’s Benefits =
Vocational Rehabilitation =
Local Scholarships
Private Scholarships
Federal Aid Student General Citizenship Requirements
Citizenship Requirements
– A U.S. citizen or national;
– A U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen;
– A citizen of the Freely Associated States: the Federated
States of Micronesia and the Republics of Palau and the
Marshall Islands. These students can only receive aid from
some of the FSA programs
Federal Eligible Non-Citizen Definition
Eligible noncitizen if you are
(1) a permanent U.S. resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551);
(2) a conditional permanent resident with a Conditional Green Card (I-551C);
(3) the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security
showing any one of the following designations: “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” “Parolee” (I-94
confirms that you were paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), T-Visa
holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.) or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant;” or
(4) the holder of a valid certification or eligibility letter from the Department of Health and
Human Services showing a designation of “Victim of human trafficking.”
Federal Eligible
Non-Citizen Definition
If you are in the U.S. on an F1 or
F2 student visa, a J1 or J2
exchange visitor visa, or a G series
visa (pertaining to international
organizations), you will not be
eligible for federal student aid.
State Aid Citizenship/Residency Requirements
A student must be a United States citizen or an
Eligible Non-Citizen for 12 consecutive months
immediately prior to the first day of classes of the
school term for which the State Aid is sought.
– Same eligible non-citizen definition as
Federal Aid
State Aid Citizenship/Residency Requirements
A student attending TCSG institution who meets
the Georgia Residency requirements of the
Technical College System of Georgia at the time of
his or her high school graduation, Home Study
program completion or successful GED test, must
also meet such Georgia Residency requirements
for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to
the first day of classes of the school term for
which the HOPE Grant is sought.
State Aid Citizenship/Residency Requirements
A student who does not meet the Georgia Residency
requirements of the Technical College System of Georgia at the
time of high school graduation, Home Study program
completion or successful GED test must meet such Georgia
Residency requirements for 24 consecutive months
immediately prior to the first day of classes of the school term
for which the HOPE Grant is sought.
How To Apply – Federal & State
– Free Application for
Federal Student Aid
Grace Santamaria
Student Affairs Specialist
Student Support Services
Career Services
Disability Services
Special Populations
Success Centers
Career Services
Program Selection
– Assessment Instruments
• Meyers Briggs
• CareerScope
Job Seeking Skills
– Applications, Resumes, and
Cover Letters
– Interviewing Skills
– Networking
Job Fairs and Job Leads
– Employer Recruiting Events
– College Advertisements
– Networking
• Job Clubs
• Program Specific
Campus Clubs
• Instructor Referrals
Disability Services
• Students must self-disclose and
provide documentation
• Intake with Disability Coordinator
• Accommodation plan created based on
diagnosis and documentation
• Plan sent to instructors and reviewed
with student
Information and referral to campus and community support services
Access to tutoring, readers and note takers
Workshops and materials on effective study and test taking skills
Academic monitoring
Priority Registration in some cases
Disability Services
• Extended Time for Test
• Isolated Tested
• Interpreter
• Note Taker
• Captionist
• Preferential Seating
• Devices: Keyboards,
Monitors, Desks, and
Books on Tape
Special Populations
Single Parents & Single Pregnant Women
Displaced Homemakers
Limited English
Non-Traditional Students
* Veterans (Most services are offered to Veterans)
Special Populations
Services Provided
– State, Federal, and Community Referrals
– Book Lending Program available at some colleges
– Events, Seminars and Workshops
Services Focused on
Non-traditional Programs
• Support Groups
• Luncheons and Events
• Career Fairs
• Free Counseling - limited number of sessions
• Support Groups
• Literature- Books, Brochures, Videos and
Interactive Assessments
• Information and Support
• Assistance with Student Visa
• International Festivals
Success Centers
• Free Limited Tutoring
– Subjects and hour of operations
will vary
• Computers and Printers
– Microsoft Word
– Practice SAT, ACT, Compass, and
other college placement exams
Amy Holloway
TCSG Coordinator
Postsecondary Student Organizations (PSOs)
Those who participate in student
organizations are more likely to
An institution that offers inviting options
for student involvement obtains free,
word-of-mouth marketing.
Students involved in clubs and
organizations exhibit loyalty, pride in
their institution, they strive for
academic achievement, and community
Relevance of Organizations
• The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE Studies) shows
that student success is directly linked to student involvement in
academic and co-curricular programs and activities.
– the more involved students are in an institution, the more invested
they will be.
– Students who are involved devote more time and energy to
academics, spend more time on campus, while participating actively
in student organizations
• Students develop the soft skills necessary for personal and
academic success.
Skills USA
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving
teachers and high school and college students who are
preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled
service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and
industry working together to ensure America has a
skilled workforce.
Student members of SkillsUSA compete in their
respective program areas at state competitions. 1st
place winners go on represent their state at the
National Skills and Leadership Conference in Kansas
City, Missouri in June.
Top winners in select programs will go on to represent
the U.S. at the World Skills International Competitions
in San Palo, Brazil in August.
Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance,
hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs
designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members.
The Collegiate Division (formerly known as Delta Epsilon Chi) includes over
15,000 members in 200 colleges and universities.
DECA Inc. is a not-for-profit student organization with members in all 50
United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong
Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The United States Congress, the United
States Department of Education and state and international departments of
education authorize DECA’s programs.
Students in Georgia Collegiate DECA participate in state competitions in their
respective program areas. Top winners go on to compete in national
competitions this spring in Washington, DC.
National Technical Honor Society
• Acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student
achievement in career and technical education.
• Encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for
personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s
competitive workplace.
• Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. The national
average schools are using is in the 3.5-3.75 range.
• One Hundred Thirty-five $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to NTHS
members who consistently exemplify the seven character
attributes– Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship,
Citizenship, and Leadership.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
• FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world
reaches over 11,000 college students.
• Prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields. The
association has four divisions:
– Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high
school students;
– FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and
intermediate school students;
– Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and
– Professional Division for business people, FBLA-PBL
alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals
of the association.
Statewide Student Leadership Council
• SSLC represents the local student government associations and/or local
student leadership councils in the technical colleges.
• The purpose of SSLC is to promote student involvement by sharing
information and by providing assistance to member technical colleges.
• SSLC provides information to local members including but not limited to:
– Effective methods to promote networking;
– How to organize student government associations;
– How to increase local memberships;
– How to organize effective fund raising activities.
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