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Before each year of college, you can apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. GTCC uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility each year. Be sure to include our school code (004838) so that we can create your award letter as soon as possible. As a recipient of financial aid, you must pay attention to the application process, deadlines, and policy. We want you to get it, and keep it!

Our school code is 004838

Financial Aid Events

Financial Aid Forms

Download the forms you need to make changes and to complete your financial aid process.

Financial Aid Forms

GTCC Self-Service Portal

Use the Self-Service Portal to access financial aid information and forms, see your latest statement, and make payments online.

Self-Service Portal

Applying for Financial Aid

Information on applying to receive financial aid, including scholarships.

Applying for Financial Aid

Keeping Your Financial Aid

Information on the requirements to keep receiving financial aid.

Keeping Your Financial Aid

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Sept. 20 (Grants and First Loan Disbursement for Previous Borrowers)
  • Sept. 25 (First Loan Disbursement for First-Time Borrowers)
  • Oct. 18 (Second Loan Disbursement)
  • Nov. 21 (Third Loan Disbursement)


  • Feb. 15 (Grants and First Loan Disbursement for Previous Borrowers)
  • Feb. 23 (First Loan Disbursement for First-Time Borrowers)
  • March 22 (Second Loan Disbursement)
  • April 17 (Third Loan Disbursement)


  • June 19th (Grants and First Loan Disbursement for Previous Borrowers)
  • July 17th (Second Loan Disbursement)

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

  • Complete the 2023-2024 application if you want to attend during fall 2023, spring 2024, and/or summer 2024 semester. You will use your 2021 income and tax information.
  • Complete the 2024-2025 application if you want to attend during fall 2024, spring 2025, and/or summer 2025 semester. You will use your 2022 income and tax information.

No. You do not have to be full-time in order to receive financial aid. However, your aid may be PRORATED as a result. Also, state grants and loans require a minimum of half-time (six or more credit hours) enrollment. You can learn more about proration in our Award Supplement, located on our Financial Aid Forms page.

To see how your aid is affected by less-than-full-time enrollment, log in to Self-Service and click on "Student Finance" to view your current semester charges and prorated aid amounts.

Watch this video for more information on some of the great things you can do on Self-Service.

Learn more about loan repayment.

UPDATE May 2023: The student loan payment pause is extended until the litigation over the Student Debt Relief program is resolved. Payments will restart 60 days later. If the debt relief program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023, payments will resume 60 days after that. You will be notified before payments restart.

A bookstore advance allows eligible students to purchase all or a portion of their books and supplies from the GTCC Campus Store using their excess financial aid funds. Learn how to use a bookstore advance.

Students can pursue an adjustment to their Financial Aid eligibility based on special or unusual circumstances.

  • Special circumstances refer to the financial situations (loss of a job, etc.) that justify an aid administrator adjusting data elements in the Cost of Attendance or in the EFC/SAI calculation.
  • Unusual circumstances refer to the conditions that justify an aid administrator making an adjustment to a student’s dependency status based on a unique situation (e.g., human trafficking, refugee or asylee status, parental abuse or abandonment, incarceration), more commonly referred to as a dependency override.

Visit our forms page to select the correct form for your situation. Your completed form and documentation are reviewed and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis for all special and unusual circumstance requests. Students who do not provide all necessary documentation will experience a delay in the processing of their request. Students with complete requests will be contacted via their school email account within 30 days after submission.