Applying for Financial Assistance

The financial aid program at Lanier Technical College is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students. Our program is intended to supplement the efforts of the student and family. Application forms are available from the Financial Aid Office and online. It is recommended that application procedures for financial aid begin as soon as you have selected your program of study.

All applicants are encouraged to 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:

If you are selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, you will be required to provide additional documents.

When filling out your FAFSA, please use the name that is reflected on your Social Security Card for each and all parties that are included on the application. Using nick names, middle names or abbreviations can cause a mismatch with the Social Security Administration and delay processing of your application.

A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be mailed/emailed 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 no corrections are needed, no further action is required.

In addition, applicants should note that Lanier Technical College does not participate in any of the federal student or parent loan programs.

Additional information needed for the FAFSA:

Lanier Technical College

Title IV School Code: 005254

2535 Lanier Tech Dr

Gainesville, GA 30507

Students who do not wish to be considered for federal student aid may complete an application for HOPE Grant/Scholarship funding. Click here for instructions for completing the HOPE application. This application may be completed electronically at: This electronic application will speed up the approval process, assuming that all eligibility requirements have been met. Students who decide not to apply electronically can download and print a paper application from the GSFC web site. This paper application must be mailed to GSFC for processing:

Georgia Student Finance Commission

2082 East Exchange Place

Tucker, GA 30084