Financial Aid Information
Federal law requires that students may apply for federal aid without paying a fee. Title IV Federal aid programs, for which qualified students at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center are eligible to apply, include the Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loan Program.
Financial Aid Eligibilty
To be eligible to receive federal financial aid available through the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, a student must:
- Have financial need
- Be enrolled is an approved course of study
- Have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Make a satisfactory academic progress and have satisfactory (90%) attendance
- Register with Selective Service if required
- Not be in default on a Title IV loan
- Not owe a refund on a Title IV grant
Federal law requires that students may apply for federal aid without paying a fee. Federal aid programs for which full-time GJCTC students are eligible to apply for include:
Federal Pell Grant
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Federal Pell Grant): To apply for a Federal Pell Grant, the student must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA application), which requests information such as current family size and financial information from the last full tax year.
Direct Loan Program
Students and parents can explore the low interest Direct Loan to help pay for the cost of their education. This loan must be paid back, and repayment of Direct Loan usually begins after a one-time 6 month grace period following graduation.
A Parent PLUS loan may be available for qualifying parents who want to borrow to help pay for their children's education. This also is a low-interest loan program that provides additional funds for education expenses, and like Stafford loans, must be paid back.
Individuals who meet the Workforce Investment Act eligibility requirements may participate in classroom training. All applications are taken at the Workforce Investment Act Office located in the county of residence. For more information, interested individuals should call their local WIA office.
The office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) assists with funding for qualified students who possess certain disabilities. Individuals should contact the agency for eligibility determination.
Educational assistance is provided by the Federal Government to qualifying veterans or dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. Call your nearest VA office.
NOTE: STUDENTS MUST MAINTAIN SATISFACTORY ATTENDANCE AND GRADES TO MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR FEDERAL GRANTS AND LOANS. SEE STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR IMPORTANT INFO ON EARLY WITHDRAWALS.
Financial Aid Application Standards
The Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center participates in U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Title IV funding programs. Our participation is in compliance with the latest Higher Education Reauthorization Act for Title IV eligibility and certification requirements. Students in long-term programs are eligible for funding. Students in programs consisting of less than 900 hours may be eligible to apply for a reduced amount of financial aid.
It may be necessary for students who have applied for Pell grants and/or Stafford Loans to complete a verification process as stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education. Verification requires documentation to be submitted to the school to review the accuracy of the information provided on the financial aid applications.