Apply for 2014-2015 Financial Aid Now!
The priority application date for Germanna Community College is MAY 1 of each year.
Tuition for Fall Classes is due at the time of registration.
Please see the links below for more important information!
GCC offers complete financial aid services/programs at both the Locust Grove Campus and the Fredericksburg Area Campus. Staff at both campuses are available to provide information and assistance with financial aid programs.
Click here to learn how to check the status of your financial aid application.
What is Financial Aid?
Student financial aid is money received from an outside source to assist the student in paying for the costs of higher education. Financial aid is available from the state and federal governments, the Germanna Educational Foundation, and private organizations.
Financial aid is usually awarded based on financial need but can be awarded based on merit or a combination of factors. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the recognition of special skills, talents, or academic record. Need-based aid is awarded based on the applicant demonstrating financial need for the award.
Who is Eligible for Financial Aid?
Federal and State Aid: Students must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The results of the FAFSA must be released to Germanna Community College and must indicate that you have financial need. To qualify for federal or state financial aid at GCC, students must be accepted for admission as a regular student in an eligible degree program of study, must maintain satisfactory academic progress, and must not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment to a federal grant. Students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. State funds are only available for students domiciled in Virginia. All other federal and state requirements must be met.
Incarcerated students: Inmates at Federal or State penal institutions are not eligible for Federal, State, or Institutional financial aid at Germanna Community College.
Some students have enough money remaining from grant and scholarship funds (after tuition and fees are paid) to charge books and supplies, and some do not. If you are trying to charge books to your financial aid, keep the following in mind:
Please log in to your MyGCC Student Center and verify that you have enough aid to charge books before going to the bookstore!
The Department of Education has a particularly strong interest in ensuring that institutions that are heavily reliant on Federal funding promote student academic and career opportunities.* Germanna Community College fully supports this initiative, and, beginning July 1st 2011, will be communicating this information to all of our students and families. *Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2011 / Rules and Regulations