Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Financial Aid form photoTo be considered for Financial Aid at Emily Griffith Technical College, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, Colorado Student Grant, and Colorado Work Study, students must:

  • Apply to Emily Griffith Technical College in a Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program/Pell-eligible program. Eligible programs are noted on the program webpage and in the catalog under the program title.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every academic year, the 2015-2016 form is now available at The Emily Griffith Technical College Code is 005596.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Meet EGTC's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy requirements
  • Not currently in default on a student loan or owe a refund to a Title IV financial aid program.
  • Students enrolling after July 1, 2012, must have a High School Diploma or GED or completed home schooling. Students who have received aid prior to 7/1/12 will be grandfathered in.
  • Male students between the ages of 18 and 25 must have registered for Selective Service.


2015 - 2016 Financial Aid Forms

State Funded

State Funded Assistance

To receive state funded assistance:

  • Students must have lived in Colorado for at least one year and meet other eligibility requirements of FAFSA.
  • Applications are the same for the Pell Grant.
  • Applicants need to be enrolled in a Pell-eligible program at least halftime.
  • Funding is limited.
CO Work Study

Colorado Work Study

Participants earn money toward their training expenses by working part time. The Financial Aid Office attempts to place students in assignments that enhance their training. Funding is limited. The following are steps a student needs to take in order to be eligible for the Work-Study Program:

  • Fill out a FAFSA application
  • Be a Colorado Resident
  • Be in a Pell eligible program
  • Student must be attending at least 12 or more clock hours per week
  • Student will need to have completed the financial aid process and ready to award
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Please contact Ramona Fox in the Financial Aid office if you are interested and meet the requirements.
Rules and Regulations

Financial Aid Rules and Regulations

Students need to be prepared to pay initial costs (25% of tuition and fees plus 100% of books and materials) with their own funds since these types of financial aid do not provide immediate assistance. 

Students may be able to receive more than one type of assistance. All financial aid is for undergraduate students. Federal and State student aid is awarded on a one-year basis. The award period begins July 1 and ends June 30 the following year. Students may apply for and receive financial aid during more than one award period. Financial aid students need to follow all rules and regulations of Emily Griffith Technical College. 

Academic Progress

A student must maintain a C average or better or P in a Pass/Fail course. 

Measurable Progress

A student needs to demonstrate that he/she is making measurable progress toward program completion. A student may have 120 percent of program length to complete a program. For instance, a nine-month program may be completed in 10.8 months. Progress is measured on a monthly basis. 


A student needs to meet the attendance policy for the program area. Attendance policies vary among departments, minimum is 80%.



Scholarships are available to supplement primary sources of payment for students' tuition and fees at Emily Griffith Technical College. We offer many scholarships based on program enrollment and financial need. Students must complete the following:

Scholarship Application


The Kenneth King Scholarship provides financial assistance for students currently enrolled in a career technical college program who are interested in the Starting Your Own Small Business professional development course.

Kenneth King Scholarship


The Lucky's Farmers Market Charitable Foundation Scholarship is provided to help refugee and asylee candidates fund their education. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee the awarding of scholarship funds.

Lucky's Farmers Market Scholarship


The Adult Education Scholarship for studies at Emily Griffith Technical College is a $750 scholarship awarded by the Colorado Department of Education to students who plan to enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at EGTC and who have successfully completed the Vocational Transitions Program or the On-the-Job Training at Emily’s Coffee Program in the Language Learning Center at EGTC.

Adult Education Scholarships


There are $50 scholarships for students to apply toward GED prep course tuition.

GED Scholarships


There are scholarships that our students are eligible for that are offered from private organizations, not affiliated with EGTC. Below is a list of some of those scholarships.

Private Scholarships

Other Resources

Other Resources

Information about other financial aid sources is available as follows:

  • Colorado Workforce Centers
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Mayor's Office
  • Major's Office of Economic Development (OED)
  • Employer Sponsored Funding
  • Special Needs Office
  • Colorado State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • TANF Office
  • TANF Educational Benefits
  • Veteran's Counselor
  • Veteran's Educational Benefits

2014 - 2015 Financial Aid Forms


2015 - 2016 Financial Aid Forms


General Financial Aid and Scholarship Forms

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