Important Dates and Deadlines
When Should I Apply?
The F ree A pplication for F ederal S tudent A id (FAFSA) for 2012-2013 should be completed as soon as possible after January 1, 2012. The processed results must be received by GCC prior to the end of your enrollment for the 2012-13 school year. At the very latest, your FAFSA must be received by the processor by June 30, 2013 to receive aid for the 2012-13 school year.
Tuition and Fee Deferral Deadlines
If eligible, your tuition and fees may be deferred. Your Financial Aid File must be completed by the following dates:
All required documents must be complete and received by the deadline listed for that semester. Valid Student Aid Report should be received 30 days prior to these deadlines.
- Awards are based on 2012-2013 FAFSA results for Fall 2012, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013.
- Awards are based on 2013-2014 FAFSA results for Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014.
Pell Census Dates
Pell Grants are based on a student's enrollment level as of the Pell census date. Registrations made after the census date cannot be awarded. Pell Grant awards for applications received after the census date will be calculated based on the students enrollment at the time they are awarded.
Consortium Agreement Deadlines
If you are completing a Consortium Agreement to take a course at another institution and receive financial aid for that class at GCC, you must submit a Consortium Agreement to the GCC Financial Aid Office prior to the schedule adjustment date. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits hours at GCC to submit a Consortium Agreement at GCC.
2012-2013 Application Deadline Information
For those still applying for the 2012-2013 school year, we must receive your processed results back from the Department of Education while you are still enrolled. The absolute latest your FAFSA must be received by the processor is June 30, 2013, assuming you will still be in school after that point.
Students selected for Verification: GCC verifies all students which are selected by the Department of Education Central Processor for verification even if this verification process has been performed at another institution for the same award year.
To ensure a correct SAR is received by the federally mandated deadline, ALL requested verification documentation must be received no later than 120 days after your last day of enrollment or the end of the award year (August 29, 2013 for the 2012-2013 award year), whichever is earlier.
Failure to comply with requests and/or missing deadlines will result in forfeiture of Title IV funding.