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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 2012-2013 Academic Year is June 30, 2013.  The Deadline for Filing the FAFSA for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is June 30, 2014.


The priority application date for Germanna Community College is April 1 of each year. Germanna Community College must receive the results of your FAFSA by April 1 and all other requested documents must be correct and turned in to the Financial Aid Office by April 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 April 1 and all other documents requested by the Financial Aid Office have been received by April 1 you have met the priority date and will be evaluated for state and federal aid until all funds have been awarded. Meeting the April 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 April 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.



Important dates for Financial Aid Recipients for the 2012-2013 Academic Years

 (Fall 2012-Summer 2013):

January 1st, 2012: 1st day to complete the FAFSA Application online @


April 1st, 2012: Priority filing date for financial aid for the 2012-2013 academic years.  FAFSA must be submitted and accepted by the Department of Education by this date to be eligible for priority funding from the Financial Aid Office for 2012-2013.  Traditionally, all students whose applications are received by this date are able to have their courses reserved with their financial aid awards before tuition payment is due for fall semester.


May 1st - August 1st, 2012: Financial Aid Awards processed for 2012-2013 and delivered via GCC e-mail to all GCC students having applied for financial aid.


August 12th 2012:  Deferred Payment Deadline for Fall 2012 Tuition.  Financial Aid must be in place by this date in order to avoid being removed from your courses for non-payment.


August 10th – September 5th, 2012:  Time period for charging books to financial aid for all eligible GCC financial aid recipients for fall semester 2012.  Book Charging available only at each GCC bookstore.


December 21st, 2012:  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Notices delivered to each financial aid recipients' Germanna email account. Students not making SAP will not be able to charge books to their spring financial aid, so be sure to check your email and reach out to the Financial Aid Office for help!


January 2nd – 23rd, 2013:  Time period for charging books to financial aid for all eligible GCC financial aid recipients for spring semester 2013.  Book Charging available only at each GCC bookstore.