Updates from the GCC Financial Aid Office
2012-2013 FAFSA now for the Spring 2013/Summer 2013 semesters. You should also start filing the 2013-2014 FAFSA for the upcoming year now.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) now available! If you have already filed your taxes, use the IRS DRT to automatically upload your IRS information to your FAFSA. As of Fall 2012 GCC will no longer be able to accept copies of your tax return for
verification. You will need to submit a Tax Return Transcript. Students will now only be able to receive
Federal Pell for 6 academic years (12 semesters). As of Fall 2012 students receiving a
Subsidized Loan will start accruing interest when dropped below part-time status (i.e. graduate or registered for less than 6 credit hours)
At GCC you'll find a number of opportunities to save or earn money towards college. Last year we helped GCC students obtain more than $26 million in aid for education!
Scholarships - usually based on scholastic merit and don't need to be paid back
Grants - don't need to be paid back
Loans - DO need to be paid back
Work-Study - allow you to earn money while you attend GCC
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If you would like to learn more about the different kinds of aid available, prepare a realistic college budget or get assistance with the aid application process, schedule an appointment with one of our counselors!