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Apply for 2013-2014 Financial Aid Now!
Summer Courses begin May 20
**Tuition for Summer Courses is due at the time of Registration**
Fall Courses begin August 19
**Deferred Payment Deadline for Fall Courses is JULY 11**
The priority application date for Germanna Community College is April 1 of each year.
Financial Aid Refund Checks will be mailed to students only after enrollment is confirmed. This usually happens during the first few weeks of the semester.
If you are owed a refund, Financial Aid Refund Checks will be mailed to the address the college has on file.
See a Financial Aid representative for more details, or if you have any questions. We are here to help!
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 chare books to your financial aid for the spring 2013 semester, keep the following in mind:
Please log in to your MyGCC Student account 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