Financial Aid

Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Need is the difference between your cost of education (educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, etc.) and the amount you and your family contribute toward your education. You may be eligible for financial assistance and not realize it.

How to Apply

  • To apply for all types of financial aid at Charlotte Technical Center, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    The earlier you apply the better, as all students must meet with the Financial Aid Specialist before receiving any financial aid. The calculated FAFSA Application should be available within five business days for your school to review, if you electronically file your application.

    Before you begin the FAFSA, you will need to gather certain documents. Dependent students will need the following documents from their parents:

    • Apply for a FSA ID.
      • Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education online systems. Questions?
      • Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.
    • Federal income tax transcripts.
    • W-2 forms.
    • Records of untaxed benefits received.
    • Current bank statements.
    • Records of other savings and investments, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

    There is a free worksheet on the FAFSA site that you may download to get you started in the process. Help can be obtained by calling Federal student aid Help Desk at 1-800-4-FEDAID ( 1-800-433-3243 ).

    To qualify for financial aid you must have a high school transcript which states you have graduated with a standard diploma or a GED.

    Charlotte Tech's School Code: 016165

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    Be sure to click on "Submit FAFSA Now" and always PRINT a copy of the confirmation page for your records after submitting your application.

    Remember that completing your FAFSA Application does not automatically make you eligible to receive financial aid.

    After you receive an email back from the federal government, please call 941-255-7500, the Financial Aid Office for guidance through the next step.

    Click here to see what a student may need to bring when meeting with financial aid officer.

    For more information on financial aid click on the linked title below.

    Financial Aid Questions and Answers

    Student Financial Aid Handbook

    What's New with FAFSA 2018-2019