Welcome to the Student Financial Aid Home Page

We hope that the material you find here is helpful and easy to use. You will find not only a wealth of information regarding the policies and procedures meant to help you make the most of your GTCC Financial Aid experience, but also helpful links that will point you to external resources to further assist you as you put together the package you need for funding your Guilford Tech education.

Financial Aid News

GTCC School Code: 004838

Important Deadlines

New Students: Summer FAFSA deadline is April 15th! All requested documents must be submitted by May 1!

Changes in Loan Limits

GTCC is working with the Department of Education to help prevent high student loan debt while attending GTCC. Therefore, first-year independent students are limited to borrowing up to $2,000 per academic year in unsubsidized loans. Upon successful completion, second-year independent students will be able to borrow up to the full $6,000 in unsubsidized loans in addition to the subsidized limits. An independent student is defined under one or more of the following criteria: married, 24 years of age or older, you provide more than half of the support for a child, veteran, or others as specified by the Department of Education. Dependent student loan limits will remain the same.

Changes in Loan Disbursements

As part of our ongoing effort to assist you with budgeting for your educational costs, we will disburse loans in three payments for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 and in two payments for Summer 2014. Students will no longer receive their disbursement in one lump sum. We have set the following disbursement schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Fall 2013

Spring 2014

Summer 2014

1st Disbursement for
first-time borrowers

September 25

February 26

July 8

1st Disbursement for all other students

September 19

February 14

June 25

2nd Disbursement

October 31

March 27

July 23

3rd Disbursement

November 25

April 30


It is important to understand that tuition, fees, and bookstore charges will be deducted from your financial aid, including your loans, before you will receive loan refunds. At the time we disburse funds, you must be enrolled at least half-time, or 6 credit hours, including summer school. All first-time, first-year borrowers are required by the Department of Education to have a 30-day delay on their loans beginning the first day of classes.

Please do not delay in completing your paperwork as this will delay your it from being processed as well. To discuss your options please come speak to a Financial Aid Advisor or call 336-334-4822.

How do I Check My Financial Aid

For instructions on how to view your status and missing documents click here. You should check your Titan Live email daily to ensure that you are not missing any communications from the Financial Aid Office. We send very important information to you on a regular basis. If you are not checking your Titan Live, then you may be missing vital information.

Tuition Deferment Program

The Tuition Deferment program is designed to assist students who do not have or are awaiting financial aid eligibility and need help with paying their tuition and fee charges. Read more...

Emergency Loan Program

The emergency loan program has changed. The limit is $250 and all emergencies must be documented. For more information please review the policy and procedures at Emergency Loan Program.

ATTENTION Loan Borrowers, Did you know?...

There are many different ways that you can get answers to all of your financial aid questions. For instance do you want to know how much you have borrowed in Federal Stafford Loans? Then visit NSLDS. The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) has all the information you need on your prior loans and Pell grants. You can find out lender information, how to make payment arrangements, establish forebearance/deferment or to simply find out if you have remaining eligibility. Go visit NSLDS today to learn more.

New rules that limit Pell Grants!

Calculating Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used

Please contact Financial Aid if you have any questions 336-334-4822 Option 3 or email at: finaid@gtcc.edu


Updated 04/15/2014