How to Apply for Financial Aid

Start with the FAFSA
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The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the application used to determine financial aid awards, whether federal grants, student loans, or federal work-study.

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Your annual FAFSA application will require information from your Federal Tax Return (from 2 years prior to the academic year for which you are applying

  • 2015 taxes are used for the 2017-2018 FAFSA
  • 2016 taxes are used for the 2018-2019 FAFSA

You may complete your FAFSA application early as October 1 as long as the appropriate year's Federal Tax Return has been filed.

  • October 1, 2017, for the 2018-2019 academic year

The deadline to complete the FAFSA application is June 30 of the current academic year (e.g. June 30, 2018, is the deadline to file a FAFSA application for the 2017-2018 academic year).

Gather these documents, then go online to fill out your FAFSA
  • Glendale Community College's Federal School code: 001076
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your Driver’s License number, Citizenship Verification, or Alien Registration number (the A# is not the same as your "Arrival" number).
  • Your parents' U.S. income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) from last year, and yours if you filed taxes. The online FAFSA application also offers an IRS Data Retrieval Tool, to pull in your and/or your parents' tax return data.
  • W-2 Forms and other records of money earned last year
  • Current bank statements

To be considered for Financial Aid every year, you must fill out the FAFSA every year. The government budgets a limited amount of money for federal student aid. So don't wait. The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the better your chances of receiving financial aid.

We hold free financial aid information sessions/workshops throughout the year. Check our calendar for upcoming sessions. 




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