It is the mission of Special Populations Services to provide student-centered, comprehensive programs, services and events, which promote equality, enhance the educational experience, foster success, and contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of students who are members of special populations.
Special Populations includes:
- Single parent students who have the primary or joint custody of a dependent child. May be divorced, widowed, legally separated, or never married.
- Single pregnant women.
- Displaced homemakers have worked without pay to care for a home and/or family and for that reason have diminished marketable skills and have been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income.
- Economically disadvantaged students who are Pell Grant recipients or who are receiving federal assistance such as Food Stamps and/or Medicaid.
- Students enrolled in nontraditional programs of study that lead to occupations or fields that have 25% or less of their gender employed within the occupation
- Limited English proficiency students
- Students with disabilities
Special Populations services are available to meet the needs of qualifying students. Services include but are not limited to workshops and training on educational, employability and life skills; institutional and community resources and referrals; and resource fairs and other events. A Textbook Lending Program is available to qualifying students.
The Textbook Lending Program:
THE TEXTBOOK LENDING PROCESS HAS CHANGED TO BETTER ASSIST YOU!
The Special Populations Services office is pleased to provide support to students who face financial challenges. The Textbook Lending Program is designed to assist qualified students in obtaining some of the required textbooks; which, due to cost would not otherwise be able to purchase the books on their own.
Each semester we receive more applications than we can provide assistance. Therefore, we give highest priority to those students who are in their first term, have already exhausted their financial aid options, have the highest financial need and no other means to pay for textbooks. In order to receive textbook assistance, students must meet the Perkins qualifications and must have exhausted all other forms of financial aid available to them. This includes all funds on account in the bookstore.
The textbook lending application process has changed and is now more accessible to individuals in need. The applications for textbooks must be submitted online; the following links provide additional information about eligibility and the application process.
TEXTBOOK LENDING IS AS EASY AS COMPLETE – CHECK – SCHEDULE
Please read the eligibility and the lending agreement information below before applying.
NOTE: YOU MUST USE INTERNET EXPLORER TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION.
- Complete the application online and email along with a copy of schedule to SPECIAL.POPS@CHATTAHOOCHEETECH.EDU
- Check your email (CTC email and personal email) to learn if you have been approved for books.
- Schedule your appointment to pick up your textbooks and sign lending agreement.
For more information, contact: Special.Pops@chattahoocheetech.eduEbony Gammon
Special Populations Specialist
North Metro Campus
Office: Building A-132P
5198 Ross Road
Acworth, Georgia 30102
Phone: (770) 975-4023
Phone Marietta: (770)528-4484
Fax: (404) 478-4743