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Financial Aid- Important Dates and Deadlines

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be filed starting in January for the academic year that starts in the following fall. The FAFSA must be filed each year. Students and parents should complete federal tax returns before completing the FAFSA. Germanna's school code (008660) must be entered on the FAFSA in order for Germanna Community College to receive the FAFSA results. The Deadline for Filing the FAFSA for the 2014-2015 Academic Year is June 30, 2015. 


The priority application date for Germanna Community College is May 1 of each year. Germanna Community College must receive the results of your FAFSA by May 1 and all other requested documents must be correct and turned in to the Financial Aid Office by May 1 in order to meet the priority application date.  This is a critical date, as it gives Germanna students the opportunity to reserve courses with much-needed financial assistance before the published tuition due date(s), as well as giving the Financial Aid office enough time to process awards for eligible students.


Your financial aid application must be complete at least 2 weeks before the date that tuition is due. Complete means that Germanna must have received the results of your FAFSA, you must be admitted to the college and placed in an eligible program, and all documentation must be received.


Important: If your FAFSA results are received by May 1 and all other documents requested by the Financial Aid Office have been received by May 1 you have met the priority date and will be evaluated for state and federal aid until all funds have been awarded. Meeting the May 1 date does not guarantee that the student will receive an award. In most years no grant funds (other than Pell Grant) are available to students who complete the FAFSA and/or turn in all requested documents after May 1. All eligible applications received after the priority filing date will be awarded additional State/Local grant funds as they are made available to the College.