Financial Aid

Financial Aid Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) offers eligible students financial assistance:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Colorado Student Grant
  • Career and Technical
  • Colorado Work Study Education (CTE) Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Colorado Merit
  • Scholarships

To be considered for federal and state funds, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every academic year at www.fafsa.gov. Federal and state grants are only awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree, and are enrolled in a Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program. Financial-aid-eligible programs are noted under the program in this catalog and an eligible program list is also available in the Financial Aid Office. Federal and State funds are awarded on a one-year basis. The award period begins with the start of the fall session and ends in June at the completion of the school year (July 1 – June 30). Students may apply for and receive financial aid during more than one award year. Financial aid students need to follow all rules and regulations of EGTC.

For the most current information on requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy, visit our Admissions page and review the information in Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. It is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need based on the results of their FAFSA. Effective on July 1, 2012, students can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters of full-time enrollment or 600 percent for the student’s lifetime. Students who have already used 600 percent of their Pell Grant eligibility will no longer be able to receive additional Pell funds. Students can track their Pell disbursements and Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used at www.nslds.ed.gov.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Grant

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Grant is a state grant for students who are Colorado residents with documented financial need. Students who meet the income requirements for Pell-eligibility and are enrolled in a Non-Pell eligible program that may lead to employment are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. The application is available online or in person at the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

This is a federal grant for students with exceptional financial need who enroll for at least half-time. Funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Colorado Student Grant

Colorado Student Grant is a state grant for students who are Colorado residents with documented financial need. Students must be enrolled for at least half-time. Funding is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Colorado Merit

Colorado Merit is a state grant for students who are Colorado residents with outstanding academic achievement. Students must be enrolled for at least half-time. Funding is limited and offered to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis through a scholarship application process.

Colorado Work Study

Colorado Work Study is a state grant that allows students the opportunity to work part-time in order to earn funds to help pay education expenses. The majority of funds are reserved for Colorado undergraduate students with documented financial need. A limited number of students who wish to work their way through college may benefit from the program without documented need. Work-Study can be an excellent opportunity for students to gain relevant work experiences in their field of study. Students must pass the Denver Public Schools background check and be enrolled for at least half-time. Funding is limited and awarded to students with financial need on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to supplement primary sources of payment for students’ tuition and fees at EGTC. We offer many scholarships based on program enrollment and financial need. Scholarships are only available for fall and spring. Students need to fill out only one application per semester to be considered for many different scholarships. Applications are available online at www.EmilyGriffith.edu/scholarships or in the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Application Checklist

1. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Online at www.fafsa.gov
  • Need application help? Schedule an appointment by calling 720-423-4744
  • Financial Aid School Code: 005596
  • Must be admitted to a Financial Aid eligible certificate program

2. The Financial Aid Advisor will contact you via email within two weeks of submission.

3. Apply for scholarships.

Students must:

  • Apply for Admissions
  • Fill out EGTC Scholarship Application
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Register for an EGTC certificate program