Applying for Financial Aid

You should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year so you can find out all of the financial aid you are eligible for. Be sure to check your Titan Live email account in case GTCC needs you to turn in documents before we can complete your financial aid award.

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Once you have applied for admission to GTCC, you can check Self-service to see your financial aid award and make adjustments. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions regarding how to apply for financial aid.

Priority deadlines to complete the FAFSA and submit any supporting documentation each year:

  • Fall:  May 1
  • Spring:  Dec. 1
  • Summer: May 1

Note: These are only priority deadlines.  Applications for financial aid can be submitted anytime throughout the year and aid awarded if funding is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is based on when you want to attend GTCC. You must complete the FAFSA each academic year.

Complete the 2020-2021 application if you want to attend:

  • Fall 2020 (begins August 2020)
  • Spring 2021 (begins January 2021)
  • Summer 2021 (begins May 2021)

Complete the 2021-2022 application if you want to attend:

  • Fall 2021 (begins August 2021)
  • Spring 2022 (begins January 2022)
  • Summer 2022 (begins May 2022)

GTCC offers:

Undocumented and DACA Students

Undocumented students, including DACA students, are not eligible for federal student aid. However, you may be eligible for other types of financial assistance for educational purposes. Please visit the following two websites for information that may be able to assist you in finding educational funding:

GTCC uses one online application to apply for all scholarships. Create an account and apply for multiple scholarships at once.

Undocumented and DACA Students

Undocumented students, including DACA students, are not eligible for federal student aid. However, you may be eligible for other types of financial assistance for educational purposes. Please visit the following two websites for information that may be able to assist you in finding educational funding:

Federal Work Study (FWS) positions can be a great way to earn money for college while working here with us at GTCC!

View the available FWS positions for eligible students.

The Child Care Grant application is available every year on Aug. 1. Submit an application for the Child Care Grant.

Get more information about the Child Care Grant [PDF]. 

Before you accept your loans, carefully consider whether you need to borrow.  Examine your financial aid award letter closely.  In many cases, grants and scholarships are enough to completely pay your direct costs for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.  If you decide you need to borrow, remember that you can borrow LESS than the amount offered on your award letter.  You should borrow only what you need. Watch this short video before you take the next step.

  1. Complete Entrance Counseling. (Login with your FAFSA user ID and password.)
  2. Complete Your Electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN). (Login with your FAFSA user ID and password.)
  3. Accept, Modify, or Decline your loan awards via Self Service. Click on "Review and Accept Your Financial Aid Award Package." (Login with your GTCC user ID and password.)

We recommend that all students complete the Financial Awareness Counseling Tool.

Titan Link serves as a valuable resource to help students address non-academic challenges. Titan Link can also assist students with the Emergency Loan Program. If you need help paying for classes, contact the Cashier’s Department about tuition deferments. 

If you are selected for verification, you are required to provide documentation to confirm the information on your FAFSA. To view the forms required to complete verification, login into selfservice.gtcc.edu.

GTCC VERIFICATION POLICY [PDF]