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Financial Aid Publications (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Identifier: UP029

  • Staff Only


This collection brings together the Georgia Tech publications on the subject of financial aid.


  • ca. 1968-1997


General Physical Description note

(approximately 36 volumes)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


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Scope and Contents

Series 1 consists of a single typescript volume containing several graphs and tables, which illustrate the types and amounts of financial aid given to Georgia Tech students in the 1979-1980 school year. The handbooks in Series 2 include various information related to financial aid and scholarships at Georgia Tech, including timetables and deadlines, estimates of expenses for the academic year, lists of scholarships and their requirements, and information on federal financial aid. Within the date scope of this series (ca. 1968-1997), there are several gaps in coverage. The Series 3 guides contain general information on policies and procedures for applying for loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs at Georgia Tech. Few specific scholarships and requirements for them are listed.

History of Financial Aid at Georgia Tech

Historically there has been less scholarship and financial aid money available in state institutions like Georgia Tech as opposed to private postsecondary institutions. Federal financial assistance to public institutions began with the G.I. Bill after World War II, but that assistance was only available to servicemen and servicewomen seeking to further their education after the war. A broader plan was initiated in 1958 with the National Defense Education Act, in which a student loan program became available to all students needing money to attend postsecondary institutions. After the late 1950s, the program at Georgia Tech expanded to include grants, scholarships, and work-study programs. Increasingly, Tech's scholarship and loan programs grew through funding from private industry, business, foundation, and individual support for specific scholarships and grants.

The office overseeing financial aid and scholarships has changed its name several times. From the late 1960s through the late 1980s, the office was called the Financial Aid Office or the Office of Financial Aid. The office changed its name to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for a brief period in the late 1980s. During the 1990s the office was known as the Office of Student Financial Planning and Services. As of this writing (October 2012), it is called the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.


The publications in this collection have been arranged into three series:

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  1. SERIES 1. Georgia Tech Financial Aid Highlights 1980 (T171 .G42 G3973X)
  2. SERIES 2. Guides to Scholarships, Financial Aid (T171 .G42 G3975X)
  3. SERIES 3. Guides to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (T171 .G42 G397522X)

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


This is a collection that has been created by the Georgia Tech Archives from the publications produced by Tech relating to financial aid. The immediate provenance of the publications is unknown, although they were likely to have been deposited in the Library and Archives by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Accession number 2012.070.

General Physical Description note

(approximately 36 volumes)


The publications in this collection have been cataloged and assigned call numbers. The Financial Aid Highlights volume is cataloged as T171 .G42 G3973X; the Undergraduate Financial Aid and Guides to Financial Aid are assigned the number T171 .G42 G3975X; and the Guides to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships have been given the number T171 .G42 G397522X. Duplicate copies of some of these publications are also available.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed these publications in October 2012.

Inventory of the Financial Aid Publications (Georgia Institute of Technology), ca. 1968-1997
Christine de Catanzaro
Copyright October 2012.
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA